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Hi I'm Rachel

I am a mum and loving it!, Australian, a psychology student, a survivor of depression, a very happy person, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to create food- I make amazing cakes, desserts, salads- oh- almost anything really. A recipe not tried yet is a recipe I just have to cook! I love to read, especially old books. And hmmm... I also love classical music, and big, old trees, and having long chats with my husband, children and friends. I love being an involved mum, and am enjoying studying psychology at uni. The difficulties I have had in life, like 7 years of depression, have just made me stronger, and I know I am a better person for having gone through tough times. I think you have to be able to laugh at things, and not take yourself too seriously. Life is to be enjoyed!

Why I am a Mormon

Wow, how do you describe how much being a Mormon means to you?! I am a totally different person because of the truths I have found in Jesus Christ's true Church. Being able to understand why I am here on earth, what God wants me to do with my life, and understanding where I will be after I die, is so comforting. And knowing that no matter what happens, I can have the chance to have my beautiful family with me in heaven, is the most wonderful thing.

How I live my faith

I come from a family where being part of the community is a way of life. So I have been P & C president, helped with fetes etc. But this also extends to my church life. I have been the president of a girl's youth group for two years, and now help with younger, primary-aged children. I've taught Sunday school classes, and run choirs, and run yoga classes for the women- tons of stuff really. Going to Church every Sunday, seeing people I love, feeling God's Spirit direct me every day of my life, trying to live a life as good as Jesus lived his- these are all things that make my life happy and challenging and fulfilled!

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Rachel
One of my favourite things to do is help people, and of course, as a member of a community, I hope to reach out to anyone who comes into my life. This is something I see at Church too- I love that when I donate money, I see it going all over the world, and also to my own community, to help people of all beliefs. My local congregation also try to help out in local schools, nursing homes etc, with gardening, cleaning windows etc- reaching out to the community is just so very important. Show more Show less