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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm not as funny as my husband. I'm a wife and a mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband is currently in grad school studying biomechanics. I tell people that weekly, but I don't really know what it means. I'm proud of him. I have a baby girl who keeps me busy. She is a lot of fun, and she laughs at the things I do (usually). I have a bachelor's degree in family science with an emphasis in sewing. We live far away from our families, but we have a wonderful Church that helps us feel at home.

Why I am a Mormon

To be honest, my family has been members of the Church since the very beginning. When I was younger, their membership and testimonies were the reason for my membership. As a youth, kids at school would often tease me about my standards because of who my family was. I soon came to have my own testimony of the gospel, and that is why I am a Mormon. My peers did not believe that I could make right choices simply because I wanted to and not because my parents told me to. Having grown up in a very religious and Mormon home, I came to understand the teachings of our Heavenly Father by both the spirit in my home and the examples of my family members. I am a Mormon because I know that this church is true. I am a Mormon because I feel happy when I pray to God to know if what I am doing is the right thing. I am a Mormon because I know that the happiness I feel is greater than just me.

How I live my faith

I love serving in the church! Being far away from my family and friends has led me to search for meaningful relationships with the people in my new town. My calling with the children in our ward has been a remarkable blessing. I have never considered myself someone who is good with children, but the wonderful spirits of the sweet little children warm my soul. The children are teaching me how to love. I look forward to going to church each Sunday to partake of the sacrament and to teach the children music. I am the chorister in the Primary. I am also so grateful for the visiting teaching program. When I moved here, I had one woman I considered a friend. Because of visiting teaching, I met many other women rather quickly and consider all of them my friends now. Serving in the church has brought me more joy in these last few months than ever before. It is a privilege to be asked to serve. I am striving to be more and more like Jesus every day. I am grateful for the programs of the church that help me to do so.