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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Both of my parents are from California, so they raised me as a Californian in Utah. I'm currently a student at Utah Valley University studying Geology. I love to cook, travel, watch movies, and learn something new every day.

Why I am a Mormon

After going through some rough times spiritually, I had one particular trial that I simply could not get through on my own. It scared me to death, so I finally got on my knees and prayed to God to help me and to comfort me. As I came to Him in the depths of despair and humility, the most peaceful feeling washed over me like a wave; it felt like a warm, protective blanket had been put around me, to comfort me as I knelt in tears. I know with all my heart that it was God reaching out to me, His daughter, when I needed it the most. Since then I've seen God's love for me every day, mostly in the simple, small ways. I know He is there and that He really does know and care about what I'm going through individually and personally.

How I live my faith

Growing up as a member of the church, I really just went through the motions. After having served a full-time mission in Texas, I have learned what it truly means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Living what you believe is never easy, and those who believe in Christ have always been persecuted for it (and always will be). But no matter what your circumstances or what you personally are going through, the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ will guide you through thick and thin if you learn of God and try to remain close to Him. For me, God gets me through the day as I try to be a better person than I was yesterday.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Absolutely! By restoring His church on the Earth, God has also restored the power to seal together families so that we can be together forever. It's not just "til death do we part." God wants us to happy forever, not just in this life. That's why He has given us a way that we can have joy with one another after death, and for ever after that. That also ties into why we do work for the dead -- we want to be with our immediate family for much longer than our short time on earth, so why wouldn't they? Show more Show less