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Hi I'm Rachel

I was born and raised in Texas, I'm a massage therapist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've always been interested in health and wellness. My dad's a Chiropractor and my mom is also a massage therapist. I was homeschooled growing up and my parents always taught that whatever ails you can be fixed by an herb or plant from the earth. So in high school I wasn't really sure what I wanted to be when I grew up, definitely something that could help people have a higher quality of life, but I just wasn't sure. So one day I decided that I needed to travel to find out what I wanted to do with my life. There's this program called ILP that sends kids from America to places like china, Thailand and Russia to teach English. So I decided that I would go to Russia, I don't know why I was so fascinated by Russia but I really felt like I needed to go. Once I was there I realized how few people knew about the effects food had on your body, but I also realized how little respect people like nutritionists and chiropractors received, so I decided I wanted to help change that by becoming an MD, DC, and LMT. So that's Medical Doctor, Doctor of Chiropractic and Licensed Massage Therapist, I thought I'd also add nutrition and personal training to that as well. I am a firm believer that knowledge is power and I intend to help as many people who are willing to learn why feeding their body properly is so important. I love serving people and helping them have a higher quality of life, not only do my career dreams do that but I know my faith does that as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I have studied numerous different religions. My dad has always been very open to the idea of me going out and trying different things that way I can build my own testimony of why I know this church is true. So I studied about 10 other religions in great detail trying to see if I could find anything that I felt made more sense or was more right. I even thought about being an atheist or agnostic, but nothing ever felt quite right. One day I decided to read the Book of Mormon in its entirety. I studied and read everyday. some days I would read for hours and other days just for ten minutes, until finally I came to the end of the Book and there was that challenge I knew and loved so well.

How I live my faith

So I'll actually be serving an 18 month mission in Barcelona Spain coming up in December. I'm so excited as I've been working to go on a full time mission since I was 18 years old. A lot of people ask me why I felt so sure that I wanted to go on a mission, and I think a big reason is just because truly I believe knowledge is power! I want to make sure that everyone I come in contact with knows that there is another book that testifies of Jesus Christ. I love helping the people around me, and just seeing the light in everyone because we're all Children of God, and that means we're all brothers and sisters. I have an amazing friend, she's absolutely incredible. We met at Quik trip when we were both working there, we almost immediately clicked and really enjoyed talking and laughing at work, it never occurred to me to share the gospel with her, until she started asking questions. I wholeheartedly believe that everyone's spiritual journey is unique, so I never force my believes or opinions on anyone, I know that if I'm a friend to them and love them as the savior would, my example will be different to them and if they're ready they'll ask. Anyway, so one day she straight up asked me to go to church, and I was dumbfounded, I couldn't believe how Heavenly Father just sent this amazing person into my life! She came to Church and was later baptized. She strengthened my testimony of missionary work 100 times over, she taught me that the Lord doesn't just prepare you, he prepares those you are teaching, and when someone is ready to accept the gospel they will and until then all they need is unconditional love, service, and friendship. I want the Lord to teach me how to give that kind of unconditional love to everyone I meet, so that's why I'm going on a full time mission, That's how I live my faith, by being an example of Jesus Christ at all times in everything I do.

Are Mormons Christians?

Rachel
Yes Mormons are Christians. We're only called Mormons cause that's the name given to us by the rest of the world. If I said, I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, you'd probably say..."huh?". We didn't give ourselves the name Mormon, the world did. We love our Savior Jesus Christ, we know he suffered and died for the sins of the world. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Rachel
Yes we believe that Jesus Christ is The son of God. We believe that Jesus Christ, the one everyone celebrates at Christmas Time and Easter, the one born in Bethlehem, the one suffered in Gethsemane and died on the cross is our savior and that without him we cannot have true eternal happiness. We worship Jesus Christ alone. Show more Show less