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Hi I'm Rachel

I am a mother of 3 little boys who loves to sew them super hero costumes. I'm a massage therapist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a great curiosity and love of learning. There is never enough for me to learn! I have 3 boys, ages 4, 2 and 8 months, and they are constantly teaching me new things. I came from a family of 3 girls and always wanted a brother, and I think the Lord answered my prayers by sending me sons. My husband and I ironically met on a double date with other people in the smallest of windows- shortly after he arrived home from a 2 year mission in Venezuela and a month before I was to leave for an 18 month mission in Oakland, CA where we shared the gospel of Jesus Christ and the message of it's Resoration. We married after I returned home and have had the greatest learning experiences and happiness in our marriage! The teachings of Christ hold us together and provide great happiness in our home. I love to sew and create 3D items from 2D cloth! I love to study the human anatomy because it fascinates me how intricately the Lord made our bodies, how special they truly are! And I love to use my training in massage therapy as an alternative therapy in helping the body to function better. I love discovering new things about the ordinary everyday things in the physical world around me.

Why I am a Mormon

Life is hard. And life without the full gospel of Jesus Christ is even harder. I have witnessed first-hand how the Lord makes our burdens lighter- especially mine- so we can bear them and hopefully learn from them. My mother passed away in May 2008 at the young age of 49 from a brain tumor. It was a miracle and great blessing my mother lived long enough to raise me and my 2 sisters. I am a Mormon because I know from the witness of the Spirit that I will see her again and once again enjoy her fun, exuberent spirit that radiates the love of the Savior; we will be a family through eternity past this mortal life. Through the temple covenants we have made with the Lord and by keeping His commandments, I am promised that death will not be the end, merely a passage. I have tried the word of the Lord and found it to be good. I have studied the scriptures and words of prophets and apostles in our day, and asked of God if they are His words. I know from the power of the Holy Spirit that what I have read is truly from God and is in its fulness, not fragmented or partially right. I live the gospel of Jesus Christ in its fulness because I find greater happiness, satisfaction, and fulfillment in it than from any other activity or source! I know the Lord is happy when I choose freedom through living within the boundaries He has set and when I choose eternal life over temporary enjoyment. The path of happiness begins and ends with Jesus Christ. I want to be happy. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in everything I do! There isn't one aspect of my life that isn't influenced and directed by my faith. I try to teach my children as the Savior would teach, with the greatest love and importance because nothing else in the world is as important. If He stopped His ministry to love and teach the children, I can. I find balance in my life through applying things in which I have faith. I have faith that the Lord hears my prayers, so I study my scriptures and seek His word, His revelation, His Spirit to answer me. As I listen to the General Conference of the Church -held every April and October- I love to hear the words of a living prophet and apostles as they expound upon and share true principles God has taught to His children since the time of Adam and Eve. I love to support the children in my congregation as I play the piano for them in Primary every Sunday. I practice during the week that they might have heavenly music with which to sing praises to God. Music has a unique way of teaching and helping us internalize the meaning and the Spiritual aspect of intangible concepts. The Spirit teaches me often through my emotions and feelings, and music is full of both. I love to hear the children ages 3-11 humming with the prelude and singing the songs with such gusto and emthusiasm! They feel the Spirit of God touching their hearts and spirits. They leave church feeling inspired with a grin from ear to ear.