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Hi I'm Rachelle

I love knowledge and truth, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in rural Arizona, looking forward to the prospect of collegiate sports and academics as a "way out" of a small town atmosphere. I competed as a NCAA Division I track and field athlete in college, as a thrower in four events: shot put, discus, hammer, and the weight throw. I currently have a master's degree in communication disorders, I'm a working mother of one, and I have a terrific husband. I love my intelligent son, and I'm striving to raise him in truth and light. I'm interested in all things scholastic, and strive to learn more each day. As a speech-language pathologist, I believe my calling in life is to seek out and help those who have difficulty speaking, swallowing, vocalizing, organizing, or communicating their thoughts and needs. God has given me talents to serve others and develop self-mastery and happiness in this earthly life.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I chose to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is because I could not deny that the teachings of this particular church made me feel peace and happiness. The only way that I could follow a way of life, subscribe to a philosophy, or put my efforts into a religion is if I had certainty of truth, as well as a confirmation of "rightness" and "reality." I read the Book of Mormon. It told me that if I asked God about the teachings in the book, that God, my Eternal Father, would manifest the truth of it unto my by the power of the Holy Ghost. When I saw that exhortation in the Book of Mormon (see Moroni 10:4-6), I knew that it was ultimately up to me to ask in sincere prayer, and this scripture spoke to my heart. This church didn't gain an extra member from me by the questions I asked my neighbors, friends, teachers, missionaries, or even my parents. I chose to join this church because I pleaded in prayer to my Heavenly Father to know the actual truth. And that truth was manifested to me in a small, piercing feeling that spoke understanding to my heart. A whisper of truth. This church is true. The teachings in the Book of Mormon are true. Jesus Christ is my Savior. If God has enough love to let ME know the truth, then I know that He loves His other children on Earth who are humble enough to seek His Spirit.

How I live my faith

I am a witness of God in my workplace and community by demonstrating a consistent example and answering frequent questions I receive about the church. I teach a class to teenagers from the Bible and other inspired scriptures on Sundays at our local meetinghouse. I have the privilege of visiting with, and providing aid to women in my city and around the world through a church-based women's service organization. Every time I reach out to others, I feel I am following the example of our loving Savior and brother, Jesus Christ.