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Hi I'm Rachel McCullough

I grew up in California and Idaho. I'm an art student. I love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have bounced back and forth between Idaho and California for most of my life, as well as an altogher to brief year and a half of serving a mission in Tampa Florida. I am currently an art major at Brigham Young University-Idaho. I love books, movies, or anything that tells a good story.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but I stay in the church because It helps me understand and build my personal relationship with Heavenly Father. I have come to understand that I am a beloved Daughter of God and that even when I feel inadequate,scared, or alone he understands exactly what I need and will help me get through trials if I let him. This is what I want everyone else to understand about themselves as well. That you are never alone and never unloved. It doesn't matter who you are or what you have done in the past. Our Father loves us so much that he send our older brother,Jesus Christ, to make a way for all of us to live with him again.Jesus accomplished this through his suffering for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the Cross.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being honest with myself and other. Because I am not perfect, I need to use the atonement of Christ everyday. Our Savior not only cleanses us from sin, but his atonement can also give us the strength to perservere through hard times, and accomplish what we otherwise could not do on our own.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Rachel McCullough
Families are so important to mormons because we believe we can be with our family forever. Also, that our Heavenly Father planed for our families to be our support and refuge from the trials and testings of this mortal life. Honestly, I can't imagine not being my parents child in the afterlife. These loving relationships are not meant to end when we pass from mortality. Why would God give us these emotions only to take them away? Why would God, who changes not, ask us to adress him as our Heavenly Father? Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Rachel McCullough
All the Beauty of nature. All the goodness of Humanity. All good things come from God. If It is not good, It is not of God. When I give thanks for all the good things in my life, I feel my appreciation for them increase even more. This is my personal proof that God exists, the feeling I get when I think about him and how much he loves all his children. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Rachel McCullough
We Believe that baptism is nessecary to return to the presence of God. Now if that is nessecary, and God loves everyone who has ever lived, but not everyone has had the opportuniy to be baptized... What about those who have died without the opportunity to hear the gospel and be baptised? That is why we perform Baptisms for the dead. The persons spirit can then choose to either accept or reject the gospel. Our duty to them, here on earth, is to give them that option. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Rachel McCullough
The Book of Mormon is a collection of the writings of ancient prophets. It was compiled by an ancient prophet-historian named Mormon, which is why it is named after him. Joseph Smith was chosen by God to Translate the Book of Mormon and re-establish the fullness of his gospel. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Rachel McCullough
Yes. The official name of the church is " The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints". Christ is the Center of our Faith. We do not worship any of the prophets. Show more Show less