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Hi I'm Raquel

I'm a wife a mom of 2 and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Puerto Rico with Argentinian and American heritage. I moved to California when i was 9 months old and have visited Puerto Rico and Argentina. I speak English and Spanish fluently and am now teaching Spanish to my children and their friends at school. I have 2 wonderful children, a boy and a girl. I care for another girl from my daughter's school. I'm happily married to a wonderful man. I love my family. I play the guitar and sing. I love music.

Why I am a Mormon

For years I felt like i was missing something important. I went to college and met my future husband and i started learning from the missionaries. I struggled with feeling what they were teaching me was right and "knowing" that what I had been taught growing up was right. I was baptized. I knew that what i felt was right was true. All my questions were answered perfectly. I wasn't missing anything anymore. I know that the Mormon church is true. I know that my Heavenly Father showed me what He knew I needed, what He knew i was looking for. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me. When my father died, i was comforted to know that he was still with me. That he never left me, just like my Heavenly Father will never leave me. It comforts and makes me proud to know that my Heavenly Father chose my children to come to me. I'm so very thankful to have this knowledge and to be able to share it.

How I live my faith

I teach Spanish in my daughter's Kindergarten class. As a family, we read the scriptures every night. When we've completed all the chapters in a book of the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants or Pearl of Great Price, we add a paper chain to our existing one...one ring for every chapter and the title of the book. Currently I have a note writing Visit Teaching assignment. I would love to one day meet these blessed women. I organize and print our branch bulletin. I love to be able to do this so that others will have a visual reminder of what's coming up during the month.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Pray to Him. Read the Bible and then the Book of Mormon. Keep His Commandments. As we do these things, our heart opens and we begin to feel His Spirit and truly Know Him. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

God has a perfect body. We were created in His image. He is loving and all knowing. He is just waiting for us to ask Him for His help and guidance. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

A branch/ward is the congregation of the members of the Church in the same community who come together for church, activities, socials and show love to others. A branch is a small congregation, a ward is bigger. Several branches and wards form a stake. The stake leadership show their love to all those that they preside over and often visit the different branches and wards and show their love and their commitment to us. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

President Thomas S. Monson Show more Show less