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Hi I'm Rachel

I try to apply what I learn. I serve, I love, I laugh. I'm happy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I pretend like I can do anything. I'm just waiting for the opportunity to try. I've graduated from College, and am now trying to decide what to do next in life. I have a wonderful family, with parents that have been married for 43 years! I have 7 older siblings. I have 17 nieces and nephews. All of this contributes to my happiness.  I've learned much from my family and I'm grateful for them.

Why I am a Mormon

 Because I am striving to apply what I learn. When I study the scriptures, it gives me a desire to live and act the way Jesus Christ would expect me to live and act. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is just that, The Church of Jesus Christ in these latter days. The principles taught in this Church are the same principles that Jesus taught when he was teaching in Jeruselem.  I learn this doctrine through scripture study and try to follow Christs example. I find those principles and the application of them most consistant in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Along with that outward evidence, I have truly desired to know and have also received internal evidence as the Spirit testified to me that Christs church has been restored in its fulness. As I have prayed to know the truthfulness of what I profess as my faith, I have had the confirming comfort of the Holy Ghost testify to me that it's true. One thing that is comforting to me is to know that Heavenly Father will always be truthful. So if you want to know if Christ's Church has been restored, do your part, read from the Book of Mormon, and pray about it. When we go to Heavenly Father and request answers to our prayers, He will grant us answers. If we never actually ask Him we won't get those answers. The effort that is required on our part is small, but it takes faith and a sincere desire to know. On top of that Heavenly Father expects us to act on what he teaches us, and that requires constant effort. It isn't enough to know something unless you act on it.  

How I live my faith

For the last year and a half I have spent my time in various parts of Louisiana, serving as a missionary. During this time I was able to see the lives of many people improved as they sought for truth. I love that Jesus repeatedly encourages us to ask, seek and knock Matt 77. Life is an adventure and I'm happy to know that Heavenly Father knows the end from the beginning. He sent His Son, Jesus Christ to redeem us, so I put my trust in His merits and mercy. I strive to be obedient and repentant and I move forward with faith. I pray regularly and seek for Heavenly guidance, and answers to my questions.