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Hi I'm Rachel

I love being a wife, I love Jane Austen, I love aeroplanes. I love A LOT, laugh a lot, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a happy person in love with my life! A year ago, I married the handsomest man ever and had a wonderful time wearing a beautiful white dress. Being a wife is my favourite thing to do! When I'm not prancing around my lovely little home, I work part time as a secretary for a small company. I also volunteer at a museum of American History in Bath...the place of many Jane Austen novels and, in my mind, the most beautiful city in the world! I also occasionally teach history workshops to groups of home-educated children. I love to make history come alive for them (and for myself...going to my classes dressed up is secretly one of the best bits....sshhhh)! The thing I love most, above everything, is spending time with my family. My parents are fantastic and I have the most wonderful brothers and sisters. My sister is my very best friend and we love, LOVE spending time with each other. The thing that makes me happiest about all this and gives me a reason to smile everyday is because I know that families can last forever. My marriage to my husband is forever too- not just until death. True love really does last, because God's son, Jesus Christ, has made it possible through his suffering, death and resurrection. I know we are all children of God and he loves us. In the world we live in today, where so many sad things happen and so many things change, knowing that God has a plan for me is the most comforting thing there is. It is a wonderful feeling to know you are loved so much.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for 2 simple reasons. I know it's true and it makes me happy. I feel like my beliefs almost give me an extra bounce in my step! As humans, we suffer disappointments, difficulties, times where it seems like everything is just going wrong. We get hurt by people we want to trust, families sometimes fall apart and it can feel like there's no way out. I know it because I've been there and felt that way. But, through it all, I have always felt hope. I have felt something light up those dark moments and I have experienced a change from sadness to irrepressible joy because I know that I am a child of God. We all are. Our happiness is the most important thing to him and so he created a plan. His son, Jesus, came to earth and he taught people, he performed miracles and he eventually suffered and died all so we could enjoy a life after this with those we love. Through all that Christ experienced, he knows how we feel. By praying to God, I know we can experience comfort and joy. It is this knowledge that gives me so much hope. It is all of this that makes me smile. It is a happy, happy thing.

How I live my faith

Hmm....how I live my faith... Well, I'm definitely not perfect so there's lots more that I probably should be doing but here are a few things! My husband and I pray together each day- this helps us to be strong as a couple and also reminds us of our loving Heavenly Father who watches over us. We are both lucky because we get to work with the young people in the church! I work with the girls between 12-18 years old. They keep me busy but I LOVE it! I get to teach them on Sundays and help plan activities to do with them during the week. We have a lot of fun together. Everyone is looked after in the church. each person/family is visited once a month by both a couple of ladies and a couple of men. This is to build friendships, make sure everyone has the things they need and also to lend a hand if they need help with anything. I love doing this because I just love getting to know people! I have 3 wonderful ladies that I get to visit with each month. As I live away from home, I miss my family but being at church and being involved really helps me feel like I am home from home! I try each day to be a little better than yesterday- to try and be more like Christ. It doesn't always work because it's difficult sometimes, when we get caught up in the rigours of everyday life, but the most important thing is to try and so...each day, I try a little harder!

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Well, one thing to remember is that no one else can tell you it's true. It's something you have to find out for yourself. In the Book of Mormon in the book of Moroni 10:4-5 you can find the answer. Praying is the key. You need to get down on your knees and ask your Heavenly Father if the things you have been learning about are true. When you ask sincerely, having faith that you will receive an answer and with the intent on acting on the answer you receive, you WILL know. It may not come in a big, elaborate way. It may be just a quiet thought or a gentle feeling but you will know. That's how i found out for myself and I know that it works. Your Heavenly Father loves you and he wants you to come to Him. He will answer your questions if you sincerely ask Him. Show more Show less