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Hi I'm Rachelle

I'm a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, and yes, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Eastern Washington, which became home to our family 3 years ago. We love the beautiful northwest! As a wife and mother of 3 active children I stay very busy changing out the "hats" that I wear on a daily basis. I am a cook, maid, nurse, therapist, taxi driver, coach, cheerleader, teacher, referee, defense attorney, prosecutor, judge, photographer and record keeper. It is the greatest, and the hardest job on earth! My kids are busy with school, sports, music, scouts and church, which in turn keeps my afternoons and evenings busy. With my days available, I decided to go back to school last year to complete my long awaited BA degree. I love being back in school, but find it very challenging, and a true test of faith! In whatever free time I may find, I love to read, play games, scrapbook family memories, travel, be with friends, listen to music, sing and dance.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Rachelle, and I'm a Mormon. I was very blessed to have been raised by two very faithful parents, who were both members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They were always examples to me of what it meant to be Christian. While growing up I had great examples, teachers, friends and opportunities that helped me to learn about Jesus Christ. And like every person, I had challenges. Challenges that tested me and my faith. With every challenge, I can hear my mother encourage me to stay faithful to what I know, and she would promise me that I would be blessed and find true and lasting happiness if I did. Because I believed in her, I stayed faithful. Every time, without fail, I would be blessed. My life has not always been easy, but I have learned through each of my experiences that God lives. I have learned that if I have faith, and I am obedient to Him, he will always be with me. I had to learn that for myself. I continued to test that idea from my mom, and each time, I received very definite evidence that God lives, He loves me, and He always aware of me. I love my parents for giving me the tools I needed to learn for myself these realities. I am a Mormon because I cannot deny the evidence of God in my life. I have tested and tried the idea, I have prayed and asked God Himself about the teachings of the Mormon church and the Book of Mormon, and have, without any doubt, received personal witness that it is real and true. God will always be with his children. He will always teach them, He will always guide them, and He will always continue answer their prayers. I am a Mormon, because I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God the Savior of the world, and it is only through Him and his atoning sacrifice that I can make it through this life. My life is by no means perfect, and I have many challenges in life. It is the knowledge I have that gives me strength and hope, and carries me through.

How I live my faith

Today, I have a beautiful family of my own. I met my husband at Brigham Young University a month after I served a full-time mission to Kiev, Ukraine. We have since seen my husband complete many years of school, moved twice from west coast, to the east, and back again. We have settled in a wonderful community filled with amazing families. We love to be involved in the schools, sports and music. With each of these opportunities, we are all blessed to work closely with great people. We share in carpools, field trips, play dates, game days and recitals. We love that we have friends from many different backgrounds, which gives our children a chance to learn from other people, as well as teach through their example. Along with our work, school and children's activities, we all find great happiness in serving within the church. My husband is a Cub Scout Master, and I work with the children on Sundays, teaching them from the scriptures. Our children also have many opportunities to learn leadership skills while being involved in their youth group and class settings. Our boys are both very involved in the scouting program with the goal to become Eagle Scouts. We love to have the chance to get to know other families and individuals within the church by visiting with and serving them at least once a month in their homes. Having had opportunities to serve in many ways throughout my life, I have come to love so many people.