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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Ohio. I was a kindergarten teacher until I had children of my own. Now I'm a stay at home mom.

About Me

I have a lot of interests. I love sports, and anything that is a healthy physical challenge. I love any outdoor recreaction like hiking swimming biking. I enjoy reading (mostly nonfiction). Being a mother of young children most of my time is spent helping, teaching and caring for them. Surprisingly motherhood was much more challenging than I thought it would be, but it is also so much more rewarding that I could have imagined.

Why I am a Mormon

This is a big question for me. I could probably write an entire book to answer this question. The biggest reason I would have to say I am a mormon is because I feel the spirit at church, as I read the scriptures, and as I hear the words of the prophet and other church leaders at confrence. The spirit of God is why I am a mormon. It tells me what is true and how I should live. As I have studied the scriptures and pondered the doctorine, I have felt my conversion in the church has been like an awakening spiritually to the things of God. Just the way Christ taught Nicodemus that he must be born again, but of the spirit. I feel I have been spiritually born. I feel peace and joy everyday amidst a world of turmoil and bad news. I feel that I have a deeper perspective and understanding of the purpose of life because I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I also love that we have a living prophet that leads and guides the church. Just as in biblical times God has always called a prophet to lead his people. I love the doctrine of eternal families. I love knowing that as I live worthy I will be with my wonderful husband and children forever.

How I live my faith

I have sisters in my church that I visit at least once a month. I check in on them, and see if they have any needs. I feel like being a mormon gives me an eternal perspective of people and their divine worth. I really try to treat people according to that knowledge. I would have to say how I try to live my faith is within the walls of my own home. I am with my small children everyday and rearing young children isn't the easiest job, at least for me it isn't. Before I had children I thought I had a lot of patience. After my first child turned 1 1/2 and did everything I told him not to do, I realized I had no patience at all! I have really worked hard to develop Christlike attributes.