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Hi I'm Rachael

I'm an Idaho girl, world traveler, student, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up in Idaho, a daughter of a military man and a supermom, and a big sister to 3 little brothers. My husband and I married in the Boise Idaho Temple on May 21, 2011. Right after we got married we moved across the country to Pennsylvania where my husband attended school and played soccer for Penn State University. After he graduated, we moved to Northeast England for 9 months while he got his master's degree and played soccer for Durham University. After that, we moved to Brisbane Australia for 5 months while my husband played professional soccer, and I worked as a nanny. We are now back in Idaho, soaking in every moment being close to family again, and keeping busy with work and school.

Why I am a Mormon

One thing I love about being a Mormon, is that it is the same wherever you go. No matter where you may attend a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, whether it be on different sides of the country, or on the other side of the world, it all teaches the same thing. It is like having a giant family that reaches to all different countries. I love that it teaches the importance of families, and how we can be together forever. I love that it teaches us that we can be forgiven of sins, and that we can turn our life around no matter how far we have drifted. Most of all, it teaches of love. The love that Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father have for us, and the love we need to have for our fellow men. It teaches us to lift those whose heads may hang a little low, to do little acts of service for people each day, because we know that when we are helping others, it is like we are helping our Heavenly Father. I am so thankful for this church. It has blessed my life in so many different ways.

How I live my faith

Moving from Idaho to Pennsylvania, then to England and Australia was an awesome experience. I grew up and was friends with a lot of people who belonged to the same faith as me, so it was quite different to move to different places where a lot of people haven't even heard of a Mormon. I found that living in the east, there were a lot more opportunities for missionary work, and people are more accepting of others' religions. When my husband and I moved to England, we were amazed at the strength of the members of the church there, and were a part of the most amazing ward family. My testimony of this gospel and of my Savior Jesus Christ increased immensely while living in England. When we moved to Australia, we were blessed again with a great ward and friends to lift us up and help us in a new country. It was great to have a temple so close to us again, and I always felt at peace and so close to home when we would attend, even if we were thousands of miles away from family. Now living back in Idaho, my husband and I try to continue the legacy of the wards we were a part of in England and Australia, and be missionaries at every opportunity. We love to actively participate in our church callings and ward activities, and share our testimonies of the restoration of the gospel and our Savior Jesus Christ at every opportunity.