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Hi I'm Rachel Whetstone

I am a missionary in Florida Jacksonville. I am from California. I love to play sports, listen to music, and be with friends.

About Me

I am a missionary in the Florida Jacksonville mission. I went to Brigham Young University and majored in Public Health. I have a little brother and little sister. I love all sports, but soccer is my favorite. I play many musical instruments. I love to bake and I am way good at it!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church. I have known this my entire life. Even though I was raised in it, I still had to choose it for myself; that I was going to live and believe the Gospel. As a child I knew that this was the true church. As a youth, I could feel the influence of the Spirit in my life. I knew that the decisions I was making were right. I have never doubted my beliefs. The Gospel helps me to become a better person every day. Through the Gospel I know that I can have a forever family and that there is a life after death. I have hope in life and believe that good will triumph over all! I am grateful for my membership and for my testimony. It helps me get through the tough times.

How I live my faith

I attend all church activities to have fun and get to know those in my ward. I am a nursery leader, which means I work with the kids 18 months to 3 years. I love children and I love teaching them about Jesus. They are so eager to learn and love Jesus and President Monson very much. I look forward every week to working with these sweet kids.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Rachel Whetstone
The family is ordained of God. A family consists of a father, mother, and children. Family can be sealed in the temple. This means that the family can remain together for all of eternity, even after death. Marriage lasts into the after life. Family is the central unit of the church. Parents teach children to be righteous and to live the Gospel so they can be a forever family. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Rachel Whetstone
Families are forever. Families can exist after death. Family is how children are brought into the world. Family is a place where you can feel unconditional love. They are the people that support you and lift you up. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Rachel Whetstone
We have songs and prayers. Members of the congregation speak to us on Gospel topics. Then we have Sunday School for those 12 and up, Primary for 3-11, and Nursery for 18 months-3 years. The last hour of church is for individual class or quorum meetings. The men and women split up and the youth go to young men or young women classes. Show more Show less