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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm a daughter, a sister, and an aunt. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 24 and currently a student. I'm studying religious, political, women's, and American Studies. I love school. I also have many hobbies such as oil painting, drawing, reading classic's, researching, and traveling. And really anything about the gospel.   

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon because I know what life is like without it. Like many others I know what it is like to be without God in my life. But the Lord had a different plan for me. He knew who I was personally and He knew what I needed to be truley happy. I know that the only true path to success and happiness in this life is through Jesus Christ and His Church that was restored in its fulness through a boy named Joseph Smith. I know that God lives and to me that knowledge is more valuable than any other thing on earth.  

How I live my faith

 I have lived my faith by serving a mission to Manchester, England. And I continue to live my faith by serving as a genealogy teacher in my ward and working as an ordinance worker in one of God's temple's. I also serve my God by actively serving my community by upholding values and principles as taught by the Lord Jesus Christ.  

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Rachel
 Each is unique and lovely just like women found throughout the world. You will find that they are articulate, accomplished, clever, fashionable, poised, and well mannered. They are women of God. They uphold religious standards in their homes, communities, and country, because they know that by and through their examples, even if only small, they can be an influence for the betterment of the societies in which they reside. They in turn face challenges, trials, and heartache, just the same as other women, but only with the sure knowledge of God as their benefactor. You would not be able to pick a Mormon woman out of a crowd, but only for her light and modest appearance. As a Mormon woman, and one that believes in equality of men and women, race, and means, I can say that men and women are found equal within the Mormon Church. Although I believe the world has confused equality with likeness. It is thought that to be equal one has to demonstrate exact strength, intellect, monetary gain, and prestige. But this isn’t true, just as you will find different talents and accomplishments among men, you will find it also among women. They have been blessed with different talents and abilities. Those attributes are best seen when demonstrated in different environments. And when joined together compliment and support one another. Fully equal, but different.   Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Rachel
  I most definitely do, but I didn’t always. I have always understood the necessity of a prophet from reading passages in the Bible such as Ephesians 2 20. And also, to me it would seem that God was a changing being if He only spoke to prophets in the past and not in the present. Imagine if God chose more than one man to instruct here on earth in our behalf. What if one of those men went astray and lied about what God had told him, while the other remained faithful? Who would we believe? It is much simpler to me that He would only choose one man to lead and guide His church. But all this knowledge didn’t mean anything to me without a personal confirmation from God, which for a while I didn’t possess. I prayed, fasted, and studied the scriptures for months. I needed to know if Thomas S. Monson was God’s prophet. It was a regular day and I was sitting in my flat reading a talk by President Monson when I felt an overwhelming feeling in my heart that spread throughout my body. I started crying as the spirit confirmed to me that this was God’s prophet. It was such a powerful witness from the spirit that I can truly say I know Thomas S. Monson is the living prophet of God on the earth.    Show more Show less