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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm a Christian, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I absolutely love being a wife and mother. July 21st 2011, I was married for the second time to an amazing man named David. Together, we raise our little Emma Paige [she is currently 4---a fun age!]. Emma was born to my first marriage, which ended due to various circumstances. Having her was a big turning point in my life. Sometimes I feel like she saved me. And sometimes I feel like meeting David opened up a path back from where I had gotten myself in my life. In reality, what really saved me was The Church and the atonement of Jesus Christ. I am currently a full time student. My husband manages a performance parts company called BSH Speed Shop. I love Interior Design, and shoes!!!---UGG Boots and Stilettos especially. :] But above all, I love the Gospel and the peace it brings to every aspect of my life. I like to read books on Philosophy and Theology. I have always been fascinated by the universe, our existence here on Earth, and God. The Gospel answers all the questions I have regarding these things.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised LDS. I did not gain a testimony that the church was true until I was about 20 years old. I fell away from the church when I was about 17, only to come back when I was 20. My parents got divorced when I was 21 which made things really confusing. I fell away again. I struggled with substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. I also sought refuge in unhealthy relationships that were very co-dependent and abusive. I felt very lost and alone, even though I know these were the times my Savior carried me. I still believed in the Church, but felt too ashamed and guilty to come back. I thought everyone would judge me and not want to be my friend. The only person really judging me, was myself. A string of events led me back to where I knew I needed to be---[in the Church]. I was lucky enough to meet an amazing person who saw beauty in me that I really didn't see. I am now re-married, and feel so grateful everyday for all the love I have in my life. It almost brings me to tears every time I think about it. Sometimes I have to pinch myself to see if what happening is really real. I have a very firm belief in the reality of the suffering Jesus Christ endured for all of us. He felt every pain, sickness, and sin. Their is never a way to say no one understands, because He does.

How I live my faith

I try to treat all people equally and not judge them. I feel if you show genuine compassion towards others without judgment it really surprises them.