Hi I'm Rachel
I am a stay at home mom of four young children - two of which are twins. I like to paint anything in my house that will stay still, work in the yard, shop, and sew. Most of all, I love spending time with my family. I have taught as a teacher in 3 high schools, served a mission in the Phillipines, and someday narrow down my interests so I know what to be when I grow up.
Why I am a Mormon
I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. My parents instilled in me a love of learning the gospel. As a child I loved to read the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I like see real life in the stories of the gospel. I love to see the connections to the Savior. I love to read the history of the ancient prophets to those of modern times, and learn from their struggles, their questions, and their visions. Through my personal study and the work serving in the church, I am amazed at the plan of our Heavenly Father. This is His church and He has a work to do. I am thankful to be a part of that work. I thoroughly enjoy discussing it with my spouse, teaching it to my children and others, and living it with peace and joy in my heart.
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
The Book of Mormon is all about the Savior. It is full of gospels truths that match the Bible and sometimes shed more light on some of the prophecies. Whenever I do a serious reading or study of the Book of Mormon, my heart is filled with thankfulness for the Love of Jesus Christ. The book has provided truth, inspiration to make connections, and motivation to be better. The examples of the people therein give me strength, and it gives me hope for the future.
How I live my faith
Joseph of Egypt has always been a hero of mine. I want to be just like him. As a child I was obedient to my parents, did well in school, served a mission, received a degree in a well known university, and taught in the local high schools. Within the church I have accepted invitations to teach the children, young women, adult women, and make monthly visits to sisters in our local area. I always talk to people about my membership and enjoy learning what others believe.