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Hi I'm Rachel

I am the second oldest of twelve siblings. I love to crochet, read books and tell stories to my siblings. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second oldest of twelve siblings. I have 4 brothers and 7 sisters. It is really great to have a big family because there is always a lot of fun. I feel like my siblings and I are really close. My mom and dad have always been an example to me and have helped me to be the person that I am now. Growing up I used to hate to read luckily my dad started reading stories to my older sister. Unfortunately for me when it got to the most important part of the story he would quit and say he was to tired. After a while, I figured out the only way that I could find out what would happen would be to read it myself. I can now say that I love to read books of all kinds. Several years later one of my siblings came to me asking me to tell him a story. By the time I had finished telling him, I had about half of my siblings listening to me. After a while, it was the thing to do. My siblings would climb on my bed at night and listen as I made up stories. When I was in high school, one of my cousins was crocheting. I thought that it looked really cool. I asked how to do it and was taught by my mom the normal stitch and then by my Aunt how to make the stitch I had fallen in love with. I have now made over 15 blankets for friends and family. I love just being able to be with my family and to just be myself. I have always loved to sing songs but I get nervous when I notice others listening to me. One of the things that I love to do is to play games such as Uno, phase 10, checkers, and I have recently found out that I like games like settlers of Catan although I still have not figured out how to win.   

Why I am a Mormon

 I would say that I am a Mormon because I know that this church is true. I have seen how it has blessed me in my life. When I was little, I remember being worried about what would happen to me if I died. I remember going to my dad and asking him what would happen. Instead of just telling my that things would be okay, Dad pulled out his scriptures and began to teach me that others had had those same sort of questions. He taught me what would happen to me when I died and why I was here on Earth. I have been able to find the answers to many questions I have had. I know that I as I continue to search the Lord will continue to help bless me and help me find answers to what ever question I may get. I am LDS because I know that this church is true and that God gives modern-day prophets revelation to help lead and guide us today. So that we can have the answers to the questions we have. 

How I live my faith

 I live my faith by being involved in my church. In church I listen carefully to the speakers and try to apply the counsel that they give to my own life. I am not always the best at it, but I am trying. I try to make sure that I am a good example to those around me, especially my younger siblings. I know that they watch the different people around them including myself. Because of that I try to be the best example I can. 

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Rachel
I would say that the reason why only Mormons are allowed in the temple is because it is a sacred place to us. It is a place we go to be close to our Heavenly Father. Each of us in this life have different places where we go that have significant meaning to us, whether it be a place where we just feel at peace or a place that we had a wonderful experience. All of us have had these sorts of feelings. But we don't share every experience that we have or tell everyone about what happened there because our experiences are special to us. When we go to the temple it is the same. The Temple is a sacred place where each of us can go and feel the presence of the Lord.   Show more Show less