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Hi I'm Rachel

I grew up all over America. Now I live in the farm country of Idaho. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I'm a senior in college, studying communications and dance. I love to sing,dance, play the piano or do anything that has to do with music. Running has recently become my new found love. My favorite time to run is in the middle of a rainstorm. I love taking pictures of anything, my most favorite thing to capture on my camera is any sunset. I come from a place where every fall is harvest time. It is the time when everyone leaves their current occupation to put on a farmer hat and bring in the harvest. Every fall on my off track I drive truck for a nearby farmer to bring in the Potato harvest and Sugar Beat harvest. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family especially during the holidays. I'm the fourth of eight siblings which makes my families home a busy place.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to have been born to parents who were already members of the church. So as a child I was always taught that we could one day return to our Heavenly Father if we live a righteous life. I didn't however always have a testimony for my own. I first relied on my parents testimony. When I was in High School I started to wonder what was it about this church that we went to every Sunday? I realized I didn't have a very strong testimony for myself. That is when I decided to pray for myself. So that is what I did. I prayed that I could know for myself that Joseph Smith was a true Prophet of God and the Church he restored is true. That is when I felt the burning in my chest that this church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is real truth. It is the Church of Jesus Christ and through it are all the steps that lead us to be worthy to live with God in Heaven. Joseph Smith was a real prophet of God and The Book of Mormon really is another testament of Jesus Christ. Now I live this Gospel for me. I know that it's true and the principles and laws taught really do lead us to happiness. The best part is we can have happiness in Heaven and even now in this life if we follow the teachings of the Church.

How I live my faith

I feel deeply blessed to have grown up with the knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As of December 19, 2012 I have begun service as a missionary. I'm still preparing to go to my mission in Santiago, Chile which I'm so excited for. I have been in the Missionary Training Center for a month and I can't believe how much I have come closer to Christ. There have been so many times when I can feel His presence here. I'm now a missionary. I am a Disciple of Jesus Christ I have been called to preach His Gospel. The good news that we can once again return to live with God. We can become clean through the Atonement of Jesus Christ and through that feel happiness and joy in this life.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Rachel
The term Mormons was nicknamed to us because we believe in the Book of Mormon as the word of God. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ along with the Bible. The official name given this church was told to Joseph Smith in 1838 in a revelation as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Jesus Christ is the central figure in everything we worship and do. Show more Show less