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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm a Recreational Therapist. I love cycling and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated from college and can finally say I'm a certified Recreational Therapist! I love the feeling that comes from serving others. I hail from an energetic family of seven and enjoy spending time with them and good friends. I love to play sports, especially lacrosse and soccer. Cycling has recently become a favorite hobby of mine and I love teaching classes to fellow enthusiasts. Traveling is simply glorious and someday I would love to see every part of the world! Have I mentioned I love to blog, could use hand sanitizer endlessly, and can quote every line in The Grinch?

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy! I know there is no other way I could find the peace and joy I feel on a daily basis unless I was a member of this church. Living the high standards God has set gives me comfort in all that I do. I truly love keeping the commandments because I feel it brings me closer to my Father in Heaven. The gospel is the knowledge of hope. I know I owe everything to my Savior Jesus Christ and want to always live my life in accordance with this.

How I live my faith

I am a visiting teacher to two women in my ward. As a visiting teacher, I get to become good friends with the girls I visit teach and learn of their lives. At least once a month, we come together to visit and hear an uplifting message provided by the First Presidency of the Church. Through visiting teaching, I've seen how God is mindful of every one of his children. He is concerned about our individual lives and wants us to know of the love he has for us. Having a calling helps me to feel a sense of belonging and responsibility. I know each calling is inspired by God and is given to bless our lives.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Two years ago I had the opportunity to travel across Europe with a group of 40+ other LDS individuals and visit the sites of the Catholic and Protestant Reformation. During this experience, we studied the courageous lives of the people who brought about the Bible; people like John Wycliffe, William Tyndale, and Martin Luther. We learned of their struggles and triumphs. We learned that many gave away their lives knowing they would never reap the rewards of their work, only future generations. I will always be grateful for the work of these individuals. The Bible is a great blessing to us and this experience helped strengthen my testimony on how mindful God is of us and all his children. After studying the divine history of the Bible, how could I not regard it as Holy Scripture? Show more Show less