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Hi I'm Rachelle

I am very active, I desire to teach children in Elementary settings, I welcome the idea of travel, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always loved being around people and helping others. My main goals in life include teaching 2nd graders, teaching in other countries, getting married, and raising a family of my own. (Not necessarily in that order!) There is always room to grow and learn and I welcome the opportunity to do so. Whenever it is possible, I love playing sports and being somewhat competitive. I am quite outgoing and optimistic, never really letting anything get me down- it's not worth it to have moments of anger or despair.

Why I am a Mormon

There is no greater deed than to be doing His work. God loves all of His children and wishes for them to grow strong through Him. I am a Daughter of God. This church has the fulness of the gospel and contains true teachings of Christ. I have seen too many modern-day miracles and been enlightened by the Spirit to ever be able to deny the correctness of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. There is a true prophet on the Earth now, Thomas S. Monson, and he holds all of the priesthood keys that are upon this Earth. The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Christ and affirms the teachings of the Bible though untainted translations and guided prophets from the days of Christ. I know this Church and this Gospel are true. I know Christ is always by my side and this I shall never forget. The Spirit I feel when I read my scriptures, say my prayers, attend my church meetings, do work in the Temple, and sustain peace and love for others in my life is so great and is a testimony to me that this gospel holds the fulness of truths. I love my Father in Heaven and His Son, even Jesus Christ. I am so grateful to them and all that they do for me. I know this gospel is true and I will never deny it nor stray from it.

How I live my faith

Christ asks us to keep His commandments, He asks us to love Him and all those around us. I do my best to do these simple yet profound things and through this I can live my faith. In the church I have served as President of our programs for Young Women for almost consecutively six years, helping me to learn service and a greater love for my fellow man (woman). Currently I serve as the president in our Institute program which is an extra class during the week where we can dive into learning the gospel and how to apply it to our lives. I love serving in the church, it is an extra way in which I can show my Father in Heaven that I am willing to follow Him and help His great work come to this Earth.

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

Rachelle
Mormon women can be considered to be like any other women with standards. We dress, act, speak, and enjoy ourselves according to our individual desires, keeping in mind the guidance given by our church leaders (modesty, absence of vulgar language and improper conduct, etc.) Each person has their free agency and moves according to what is believed to be in line with the teachings of Christ. Men and women are absolutely held upon the same grounds. One person/ gender is not above another in any form. Christ is no respector of persons, thus His church and gospel are not either. The different genders have their acclaimed roles with promises of equal opportunities for blessings as we live for Christ. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Rachelle
Our services are very much alike to those of other faiths. We have a prayer to begin and end every meeting to bring the spirit and to help us focus on why we are there. Our Sacrament meeting is the first meeting of three we attend each Sunday, where we sing a few hymns, partake of the sacrament to help us remember Christ and His sacrifice for us, and we listen to different members of the congregation who have been asked to speak to us on a given Sunday. After the first meeting, the congregation splits up into assigned different age groups to be taught lessons according to our understanding (simpler lessons for the younger children, while adults delve into doctrines). For the third meeting, we are separated by gender and then receive prepared lessons. We love to have visitors- it is always so exciting to see new faces and get to know new people! When someone new comes, often others will help assist them with where to go for the next meeting, etc. or if one were to approach the missionaries (the men/ women with name tags) they would be very willing to help. All genders, ages, ethnic and religious backgrounds are graciously invited to attend. Show more Show less