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Hi I'm Rachelle

I'm a wife & stay at home mom of 3 young kids. I am focused on taking care of my family and growing as a person. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to sing and have previously participated in the Mormon Youth Chorus. I love to read all kinds of books. I also love watching movies and tv shows. We have a new friday night tradition of watching a family movie with the kids and eating popcorn. I love it! I try to keep up on photo albums for the family. I enjoy watching my kids grow and learn and I have a wonderful husband who takes good care of us.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Mormon and always knew this gospel is true. After going away to college I began to doubt if I really had a testimony or if I was just going on what I had always been taught. Other people may talk about life changing conversion stories and I never had that big moment. It is something that bothered me quite a bit. After praying and reading the scriptures for a long time I finally got my answer. I didn't have that huge burning moment when I knew the church was true because I had been born with that knowledge into a family that provided me with the experiences of learning the gospel right from the beginning. If I had been born to another family I may have had a moment of "finding the truth", but that is not the way my life has gone, but that doesn't mean i don't know with my whole being that this gospel is true. I know the Savior lives and that He atoned for my sins. Not only that, but He took upon Himself all of my pain and suffering. I know that He lives and loves me individually. I know that I can return to live with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ again. I know that families can be sealed together for eternity. This is one of the bits of knowledge that brings me the most peace. I know that even after we die we can be together again, as a family. I have felt peace when family and friends have passed on because I know they have returned home and that I will be able to be with them again. I don't know how I would face death if I didn't have that knowledge. It isn't easy to go on, but it is possible to find peace. I have no doubt that Joseph Smith was and still is a prophet of the Lord. I know he translated the Book of Mormon and restored the true church of Jesus Christ. I know that we have a living prophet today, President Thomas S. Monson. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church on the earth today.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life in a way that Christ would have me live it, every day. I fall short every day, but that is what repentance is for. I strive daily to read my scriptures, say my prayers, and teach my children where they came from and where they are going. I try to focus on helping others and bringing peace into my home. I want my children and everyone who visits my home to feel the spirit of the Lord here. I attend church every sunday, with my husband and my kids. I try to teach my kids values and gospel lessons in every day matters. I try to remind myself to have an eternal perspective and not get too discouraged with the trials and adversities of this life.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Rachelle
Any baptised member who is in good standing with the church keeping the church standards and the commandments is allowed to enter the temple. In the temple we make covenants with the Lord. There is nothing "secret" going on in the temples, but we do consider these covenants to be sacred and since they are sacred we do not talk about them casually. We also do "work for the dead", meaning that we perform ordinances such as baptism for those who died without the opportunity to do this work for themselves. We do this by proxy. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Rachelle
We absolutely believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God! We believe the record of His birth, life, death and resurrection found in the Bible. We believe that He created this earth for us to live on so that we could obtain mortal bodies and our faith in God and the Lord Jesus Christ could be tested. We believe that because He came to earth and was crucified for us, paying for our sins, that we will be able to be reunited with God the Father and Jesus Christ after our death if we repent of our sins and keep the commandments. We believe that Jesus Christ is the mediator between us and God the Father and that He will be the final judge of our life here on earth and if we are worthy to live eternally in His presence and the presence of God the Father. We believe that He is a kind and loving elder brother who is vested in our success and wants us to return to live with Him. He is there to help us if we ask, and if we are listening for the answers and guidance. We believe that He knows each of us individually and by name, that no one is forgotten, unknown or not important in His eyes. We believe He values us and sees us as who we were before this life and who we have the potential to become, not just who we are at this moment. We believe Jesus Christ is our Redeemer, our elder brother, our friend, our Messiah, our Lord and Saviour, the Son of God. Show more Show less