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Hi I'm Rachelle

I love life and everything that is beautiful. I love my Savior and Heavenly Father, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a nursing student. Studying takes up most of my time, but when I get the chance, I love the arts and being active! I take voice lessons on the side; folk dance, ballroom dance, and country swing dance for fun; and enjoy being outdoors doing hikes, playing badminton and racquetball, or just being with friends. I am working on my cooking skills, which are not the best, but thanks to great family recipes, and my love of good food, I'm getting better :) And I most recently picked up the hobby of book carving. I am surrounded by wonderful people and have a great family of 10! Our favorite things to do as a family are watch movies, make music together, and play games. I love my jobs! I work as a nursing teaching assistant, teaching other students how to do various nursing skills. I also spent the summer working at a home for individuals with mental and physical disabilities as an activities technician. Working under recreational therapists we planned activities to help the individuals experience life to the fullest!

Why I am a Mormon

I knew from a very young age that the Church was true. I could feel that what I was learning at Church was true, and my testimony has only grown throughout the years. I know that my Father lives because I have felt his influence directing my life. I wouldn't be at the college I am, studying nursing if it weren't for Him. I also know that Jesus is the Christ, because I've used the power of his atonement and felt the joy that comes from repenting of my sins. And I know they love me, and love each and every person on the earth. They live, I know it, and I know that this is His Church. All the principles and doctrine within this Church are from God. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love family history! I've had a family history calling in my ward for about two and a half years and have gotten fairly good at piecing together my genealogy and helping others do the same. Family history is important in our Church because we believe that there are certain ordinances that must be done for someone to have the opportunity return to live with God. After finding names of my ancestors, I have the opportunity to go to the temple and perform those ordinances for those who didn't have it done while alive. In addition to temple work, I try my best to live like the Savior would. I make a lot of mistakes, which is why I am thankful for Christ's atonement. It gives me the opportunity to change and start again as new person. It gives me the hope that no matter how bad of a mistake I've made and how sorrowful I am, I can still change, come closer to my Heavenly Father, and find peace and joy again.

What is being a Mormon like?

Rachelle
One of the reasons we are here on earth is to "have joy" (2 Nephi 2:25). The greatest joy and happiness in life comes from knowing our Heavenly Father's plan for us, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and keeping God's commandments. Prayer, scripture study, and Church attendance helps us know and understand these things, and understand what God's commandments are. We want to share the happiness that we enjoy with everyone that we can. This is why we send out missionaries, serve, and try to contribute to our society. Families are also an essential part of God's plan and much of what we do focuses on the family and how to strengthen it and create a loving and safe environment within the family. Show more Show less