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Hi I'm Rachael

I am a happy mama of 4 beautiful kids, with one more on the way! I love my husband, my family, my Heavenly Father and my Savior.

About Me

I grew up mostly in Salt Lake City with the most incredible parents and siblings. I love them dearly and value my relationship with each one. Growing up, my brother and sisters were my best friends and continue to be so now. I studied Culinary Arts and LOVE to cook. I'm a mom now and those skills serve my family well. I have been married to my loving, kind, generous and fun husband for 8 years. We have 4 kids and one more on the way. We are so grateful for the blessings that we enjoy. Life can get hard at times but we find great peace and strength as we follow the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My parents were instrumental in guiding me and teaching me to look heavenward in all aspects of life. They constantly bore their testimonies of our Savior, ancient and modern day prophets, The Book of Mormon and The Bible, and of our Heavenly Father's wonderful Plan of Salvation. Very importantly, my parents taught me that I needed to know of these things for myself. There have been times throughout my entire life when I have felt the Spirit testify to me. But in high school there came a time that I truly needed to know my Savior, Jesus Christ. I wanted to know him better, feel of His Spirit more consistently and be happier as a result of knowing Him. So I read the Book of Mormon through from cover to cover in 2 months. I was consistent in reading and tried to be consistent in my behavior. I knew that I had to be worthy to have that spirit that I craved so much. It's not that I had ever been rebellious or had any major changes to make. But it is in the simple, every day acts we perform that either invite the Holy Ghost or chase him away. I can honestly say that I absolutely know that Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. He is my friend. I look to Him in all things. I am so grateful for this knowledge, for it guides me through the pitfalls, heartaches and joys of life. He gives me strength, peace and happiness. I know that Joseph Smith restored the gospel of Jesus Christ in these latter days. I am so grateful that the Lord speaks to His children today, because we need Him! I am grateful for The Book of Mormon. It is true. Reading it every day with my family helps invite the Spirit into our home and into our hearts. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is the prophet on the earth today and that he speaks to God on our behalf. My testimony of these important truths is one of the most important and sacred blessings in my life.

How I live my faith

I find joy every day as I teach my children. I try to "practice what I preach," otherwise my kids will call me on it! They are always watching me. I am blessed to be their teacher. I try to bare testimony of truths of the gospel every day. Some days it is in casual conversation with my kids. Other days they ask deep, inspired questions and I need to be prepared to give answers. One way to know how well you know a subject is to simplify it enough to teach it to a child. It's not that I am a gospel scholar by any stretch of the imagination, but I try to be constantly learning. My calling in my ward is to teach the 10 and 11 year old kids. They are so great! And they keep me on my toes!! I try to come to church each week prepared to teach them the lessons. I love my calling and I love my class! Also, I am involved in the visiting teaching program. This is a program designed to make sure each woman in the ward in cared for. We want each woman to know that she is a daughter of God, and that He knows her and loves her. I visit a few women every month and talk to them about how they are, what's going on in their lives and families. And we talk of spiritual matters. It's always fun and uplifting. Often their is great need in the people around us. As visiting teachers we try to bring meals or babysit a friends kids when it is needed. We just try and help. I think that serving those around us and in our callings at church is an important way of being a disciple of Jesus Christ.