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Hi I'm Rachel

I grew up in England & moved to the U.S.A in 2008. I'm a wife, a mum, a book worm, an outdoors lover, & a cyclist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I never really grew out of being a geek. I love to read, and cross stitch, and write, and paint (although I never seem to find time for the latter.) Maybe slightly less nerdy, I love being outdoors. Hiking with my family, and whichever friends we can drag along with us, is one of my very favorite things. I like sitting on top of mountains, beside waterfalls, and on top of rocks I've climbed. I love dancing with my daughter, as long as she is the only person who can see me. I'm a decent cook, but a terrible baker. Oh, and I'm on a mission to find decent fish & chips in America!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints all of my life. As a youngster, I was taught by my parents that I was a Child of God. They taught to pray, and read the scriptures, and so many other things. I remember praying as a kid and having those prayers answered. As I grew up, the more I learned about the gospel, the more I understood it to be true. I believe that our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are three separate beings; that just makes perfect sense to me. I believe that the church is organized with apostles now, just as it was when Jesus established the church when he was on the earth, because it is his church. I never had one incredible, life changing experience that converted me to the church. It happened as I put the principles of the gospel into action in my own life. It happened as I prayed, and read my scriptures, and felt the spirit confirm that these things we good, and right.

How I live my faith

I attend church on Sundays. My husband and I do our best to read our scriptures together, and enjoy that time to just forget the world and focus on the Saviour and the principles of the gospel. We look for opportunities to serve others, whether it is taking a meal to a lady from church who just had a baby, or taking part in a food drive for people in our extended community. We try to spend our time doing uplifting things that bring us closer to the Lord, and closer as a family.