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Hi I'm Rachael

I grew up in Utah and love my small Brigham City. I am happy to be a mormon.

About Me

I grew up in West Jordan with a love of my family, my pets and my friends. I love to draw, write letters, be creative and I am currently serving a mission in Toronto, Canada and am loving it.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to be a Mormon because I know that this church is Jesus Christ's church. I know that living the gospel principles has made me the happiest person I can be in this life and prepares me for the world to come. I know this because I lived a period in my teen years when I completely turned to alternative beliefs and methods to help me be the person I wanted to be. I tried them and found little or no success. The improvments I did see only lasted a little while until the next problem came up. My Dad invited me to church each Sunday, while I was trying different things and I decided to take him up on it after a little while of refusing. When I went I felt good, I was happier, I truly felt like there was a God and that He did care for me. I began to love myself the way I was and knew my problems weren't who I was. I began to believe this because at church they taught me that I am a daughter of God and that His hand is always outstretched helping me become closer to Him. I also know that the Savior Jesus Christ can help us be where we want to go and that we cannot do it without His help. Trust me I have tried so many other therapies and healing methods that none could match the Savior's healing power. And His arms are wide-open for anyone who will turn to Him for help and guidance. I know that He is our older brother. I will always trust His help in my life. I believe this to be true in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by sharing it with others. I am currently a missionary which gives me the opportunity of sharing it with the people of Ontario for 18 months. I learn about our beliefs and strengthen my faith through reading the Book of Mormon which is an ancient record of Holy Scripture that helps me learn more about the purpose of life. I also am learning by trusting Heavenly Father who communicates with me by the promptings of the Holy Spirit. I am learning that to trust those promptings I will then live my life pleasing to my Father in Heaven. I know that this church is true and I love to share it with others.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Especially because Christmas is soon approaching it is important to take a look at our faith in Christ. Sometimes our faith in Christ needs a boost and something that has helped me to strengthen my faith in Christ is to think of how His life has changed mine. To think of how the Savior's birth, ministry, atonement, crucifixion and resurrection have changed and affected me. It begins with strenghthening our belief in Christ which helps us trust Him; knowing that He is there for us and is willing to help us with our downfalls. We can learn about Him from reading our scriptures and praying to Heavenly Father. When we are struggling and we turn to them in prayer it builds our faith and that is a small act that can help us improve our knowlege and faith in the Savior.The surrounding influences of work, school, friends and family can become influenced by Christ and we learn to love the way He loves. Difficulties become strengths if we endure and we start to love being around our family and friends more than before. We can also remember that despite the constant push of the world the Savior has overcome the world. We don't have to feel lost or forsaken because of our life. The more we choose to be Christlike our faith increases. I know that as we focus our hearts on our Lord we will be blessed this Christmas season with the true vision of what Christ wants for each of us and our faith will endure, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen. Show more Show less