Hi I'm Rachel
I was born and raised in the Bay Area in California. I have two older sisters and my parents raised our family in the Latter-day Saint faith. I enjoy being outdoors as much as possible, particularly playing soccer, tennis, running, and hiking in the beautiful mountains that surround me. Music is another passion, as I listen to it and play the drums, guitar and sing as much as I can. I studied journalism in college and after receiving my degree, I moved back to California to continue my pursuit of journalism and online media.
Why I am a Mormon
I was exposed to the church at very young age, as both my parents have been active members of the church their entire lives. One of my favorite things about the church is that I was able to learn and realize for myself if it was true or not, through the power of the Holy Ghost. When I turned eight years old, I was given the option to be baptized if I knew the church was true. Based off of my time at church, the lessons I learned from my parents and teachers, and praying to Heavenly Father, I developed a testimony of the truth of the gospel. Ever since that day, I have been blessed to have the Holy Ghost with me to guide me throughout my every day choices and experiences. I am a Mormon because I have received a confirmation for myself that it is true. Time and time again I receive tender mercy's and blessings from Heavenly Father in my life. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has opened opportunities and given me the greatest happiness in my life. Yes this church requires work, but the blessings and love received are worth the faith and dedication to my Savior Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. I am truly indebted to my Savior for his eternal sacrifice for me and all mankind.
How I live my faith
I live my faith every day. I pray morning and night, asking for strength and guidance to serve those around me and follow the spirit in doing so. In the workplace and community I look for ways to help those in need, whether it be big or small. Every person I see is a child of God, and should be reminded that on a daily basis through kind acts of the people that surround them. I teach Sunday School to eight and nine year old children every Sunday and spend each week preparing to teach them about their Savior Jesus Christ. Watching and interacting with them every week, I see excitement in their eyes as they learn about Jesus Christ and the true example he is for all of us.