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Hi I'm Rachael Brown

I'm a bubbly happy person. I love making new friends, but I love life in books. I'm kind f a mess. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second youngest of five siblings. I have three older brothers and one younger sister. They are my best friends and I don't know what I'd do without them. I love to sing and act. I am a lover of art and literature. I love to read and escape to different worlds. I am completely geeky about Doctor Who!! So great, such a fabulous show. It is my obsession....but not in a creepy way.... I am serving in the England Birmingham Mission. Gahhhh! I have been waiting for this moment since I was eight years old. I am so happy and humbled that the Lord has trusted me enough to send me away from my family and help his sheep find their way home to him. I was brought up in the Gospel, but my family has since fallen away. I hope and pray that my experience will help them to remember what it is to be happy and full of hope. I love this Gospel and I cannot wait to teach the people in Europe and bring them closer to our Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family but leading up to thirteen my family started falling away from the Gospel. It got harder and harder to get my family together and get along. There was a hardness that seemed to grow in all of us. Several events played a big role in my family falling away, and for a while it stopped some from going to church. I always missed the happiness that I felt when my family was together and attending church regularly. Reading scriptures and saying prayers were at times long and hard to endure, but as a child you don't see the big picture until its gone. I kept going to church and I never gave up on my family or my faith. It was hard to overcome a lot of trials that happened to me, but I always knew that if I followed the Lords plan and tried to do what was right he would never leave me. After High School I found some friends that respected my beliefs but they weren't exactly the best influences in my life. I got lazy and relaxed about my duties to my Father in Heaven. I participated in Plays and Musicals in college and many performances landed on Sundays, which kept me away from church. I stopped going for about 5-6 months. I didn't realize how lonely my life was becoming. I was so hard on myself that I would get ill and my emotions would stoop really low at a moments notice. The littlest things would make me depressed and none of my friends knew what to do to help me. In 2010 My best friend from High School came home from a mission and as I spent more time with him I realized what my life was missing. I needed to go back to church, I needed the Gospel back in my life. After three years of trying to improve from my mistakes and become the person I know I can be, I have received a stronger testimony of this gospel. I have So much more confidence and I can honestly say that I like who I am. I am not perfect, but as I continue to try and be as perfect as I can be for My Lord and My Savior, I know that I will get there someday.

How I live my faith

I have had many callings and chances in the church and community to help and serve others. I have been a Co-Chair for my churches weekly family home evening events in my singles ward, and I loved planning events that brought the members together and helped them get to know one another. That calling was a big change in my life, it helped me to get out of my shell and meet those I spent my Sundays with. I have many friends because of it, and I am grateful for that opportunity. I have volunteered in my towns summer events. It felt great to get out and help with something fun and lively. I hope that when I return from my mission I will have more opportunities to help with my community and my neighbors around my home.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Rachael Brown
No. The church does not require that every young adult serve a Mission, but they do encourage it. The young people of this church are so wonderful and inspiring. People can relate to that young age, and in this day and age the young adults in this world have experienced so many things. The testimony of a young missionary is such a powerful thing, and it can help those people that are confused, lonely or lost to find peace and find Home. I know that as a women of the church I don't have to serve a mission, but I know that for Me, I do. I know that I am supposed to. I have always known it, I have never doubted or seen any other option for my life. Young men at the age of 18 and older are encouraged to go, and young women at the age of 19 and older are welcome to go. The church does not require it, but the world needs it. Show more Show less