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Hi I'm Racheal

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with the intent to go on to graduate school to study Speech Pathology. I am also an artist, and avid reader of classical literature (I love Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, and Jane Austen) and I love to cook. I've dabbled in embroidery and creative writing. There is no one place that I call Home, except wherever my family is. But most of all I'm the mother of two, Amos and Elizabeth, who we call Libbie. I am the wife of a wonderful man, and live a very blessed life.

Why I am a Mormon

In the Bible, Christ tells his followers ask and ye shall receive, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you. That promise is as valid today as it was then. Christ promises that if we go to Him, we will be able to find out for ourselves what is truth and right. Put His words to the test and you can find that His promises are sure. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is restored to the earth. I have such a sense of hope knowing that not only is God there, but He and His Son take an active interest in our lives. Our personal well being and happiness are Their goal. Not only are They there and they take an active part in our lives, but God is our Father, the Eternal Father of our spirits. What a wonderful thing it is to know that though it may seem that we are alone, we have a Father who longs to hear from us. He love us so much that He has given us commandments to show us the path of safety and happiness. Many may feel that these are restrictions, but they are protections. I am truly humbled that God has blessed me with the life that I have, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to obey and to learn all that I can.

How I live my faith

Being a stay-at-home mom is not a glamorous job, nor is it an easy one. Many may feel that I have wasted what might have been a very bright future. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, however, places emphasis on a mother being in the home with her children. As much as I may long to hear an adult voice saying actual words sometimes, there is no greater satisfaction for me that to feel my son's arms around my neck or to see my daughter smile. I want to do what God would have me do, and this is it. I live my faith, also, by doing my utmost to support my husband in his pursuit of higher education and in his efforts to teach the fourteen and fifteen year old boys in our ward. I also seek to serve the other women as I try to reach out with a listening ear and the occasional loaf of bread. The best we can do in this life is to follow the Savior Jesus Christ and He lived a service oriented life. I try to follow Him.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

The Apostle Paul declares that "neither is the man without the woman, nor the woman without the man." (1 Corinthians 11:11) Men and women need each other to rise to their holiest and highest selves. In the family, both mothers and fathers have roles which only they can fulfill to it's greatest potential. The father cares for the physical needs of the children, while the mother nurtures and loves her children. They must work in harmony and love for each other in order to teach their children principles of truth. It is this mutual endeavor that leads to a happiness and unity in the family that can not be found in any other organization on earth. Just as a building or a bridge can not function or stand without proper support, women give support to their husbands, sons and fathers as they seek to fulfill the duties which come with the Priesthood. Mormons absolutely believe in the equality of men and women in that we recognize the defined roles of each and that each role depends on the other to to succeed Show more Show less