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Hi I'm Rachael Guffey Ward

I grew up in Cincinnati, OH. I am a very happy wife and professional mother.

About Me

Raindrops on roses, dimples on babies, swinging at the park, hiking through the woods, playing in the sand, traveling with my husband and working on home improvement projects together, eating my freshly baked bread, walking with a friend--these are a few of my favorite things. My days are filled with the fine art of home making and the arduous task of mothering but I find these to be extremely fulfilling "hobbies." Having a dance party with the kids while folding laundry is pretty entertaining. :) I love to garden in my mind (the real thing seems on hold till the little ones are out of the dirt-eating stage) and stay healthy through exercise. Years ago I traveled in Europe and earned a bachelors from BYU in European Studies and German. I love to travel and teach and have set a goal of taking a family "temple tour" of Europe in a few years. The kids are really excited about it!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised us in the restored teachings of the gospel. My dad used to help us memorize scriptures on Sundays and in our "Daddy" interviews he would ask us things like how we were doing in our relationship with Heavenly Father. I often found my mother on her knees at her bedside. How blessed I am that my parents laid a foundation of faith for me from my infancy. I am a Latter-Day-Saint because through simple daily experiences the Spirit continues to confirm to several key truths: that Joseph Smith was a prophet, that the Book of Mormon is true and a companion to the Bible, that the priesthood has been restored and through it my family can live together for eternity, and that Heavenly Father loves each of us and provided us with a plan that we can follow to return home to Him someday. The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, and peace and I feel these things as I try to live the gospel the Savior taught.

How I live my faith

I try to stay close to my Heavenly Father through daily prayer and pondering the scriptures. I go to the temple often to keep the promises or covenants I have made fresh in my mind and to receive the strength and comfort I need. I work hard to teach my children the gospel and love them and others as the Savior would. I try to repent when I mess up! I enjoy leading and loving youth through helping them set and achieve goals, interacting with them at camps, dances, and other activities they help organize, teaching them the gospel, and just spending one on one time with them to listen and encourage. I enjoy serving others through visits and meals and physical work!