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Hi I'm Rachael

I won a world title in martial arts. I live in North Carolina. I'm married with three children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 25 year old wife and mother of three. I always thought that I'd get married later in life, but as it turns out I got married just before my 20th birthday. Now I'm the mother of three beautiful children! Two girls, 3 and 4, and a chubby little baby boy. My three-year-old has been in speech therapy for almost a year and is making beautiful progress. It's still unclear exactly why she struggles. My husband works in the furniture industry and I stay home with the kids. We bought our first home in August of 2009 and we're working hard to really make it our own. The basement is our pet project. When I was younger My two great passions were martial arts and JROTC. In 2001 I won a world title in the underbelt Breaking division in Hollywood Ca. It was a really cool experience and I'm so thankful to my parents who supported me and sacrificed so much to see me succeed. I graduated High School as a Cadet Captain and Company Commander in JROTC. I met my husband at institute and was instantly smitten. We hung out alot with other friends but it was a year after I met him when he first asked me out. Eight months later we were married. Now we have three kids, two dogs, two fish, and our own home. Life is good! 

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. My parents were very faithful and made sure that we all went to church regularly. They taught me how to pray and listen to the Spirit. I was always allowed to attend church with friends of other faiths when I asked and I attended Bible school with a neighbor for years when I was little. These experiences provided me with the opportunity to learn and discover for myself what I was going to believe. I've never been against changing religions if I felt that another belief system was correct. Even so, I have never doubted my faith in this the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. There is no real how or why to the way I feel. I can't present anyone with a powerful story of conversion or quote scripture to prove the validity of my religion. I'm not well learned in the history of the church or even much of the present. However, my testimony- unspoken as it may usually be- is as much a part of me as any physical aspect of my being. I can feel it in the deepest part of my self, always present. And when the Spirit communes with me, it is to that part that he whispers. That's when I can feel the love and the power of my Heavenly Father and I feel the truth of His gospel. I believe that this is the gospel of Jesus Christ. The same as it was when He came to earth Himself and established it in the first place. It was lost and now it has been restored. I truly believe that with every part of my self. And that's why I'm a "Mormon". 

How I live my faith

While growing up, one thing that my parents taught me was service. Being a stay at home mom with three kids demands nearly all of my attention nearly all of the time. This limits what I can do in the way or helping my fellow man. I do, however, enjoy the opportunities I have to do simple things like preparing a meal for someone who's having a hard time. It's not much, but it's all I can give of myself at this time and I believe my Heavenly Father understands that. One other thing that I do is sacrifice time. I may not always be able to go out and do things myself, but my husband is very involved in church service. He's at every service project and church meeting. He's always willing to drop whatever it is he's doing to help someone in need- and if he can't do it himself, he makes sure that someone else does. Now, all this time has to come from somewhere, and since he works full-time it's usually taken from family time. I serve by supporting my husband in all that he does. It's not always easy, but it always feels right. And even though he spends a lot of time serving others, he still manages to give me and our children the time that we need with him too. I believe that as long as we are serving and doing the things that Heavenly Father wants us to do, then our needs will be taken care of. So far I've seen no evidence to the contrary!