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Hi I'm Rachael

I love to read, spend time outside, and be with my family. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm currently a missionary serving in the Brazil São Paulo North mission. A couple months ago, I was just attending college. I'm a biology major, and I love it! Learning about the intricate details in the world around us convinces me that God created each of us with a purpose, as a part of His plan. In Matthew chapter six, it says, "Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?...Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin...Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you?" I truly believe that "all things denote that there is a God", and that nature is one of the witnesses of that statement. I'm from the Midwest, so I miss all of the green trees and rolling hills, but I love the mountains just as much! I think it's so great that wherever you are in the world, you can find something beautiful. I have a wonderful family that has taught me to appreciate all of the good in my life, and we have a lot of fun together. I also love to sing! I've been in choirs all of my life. I had the amazing opportunity to continue that when I went to school, and love being able to have music as a central part of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that God lives, and that this is His true church! I know that my Heavenly Father loves me, and that He sent His son, Jesus Christ, to atone for my sins and enable me to return to Him. The fullness of the Gospel, of His amazing plan for each of us, has been restored to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith. If I follow God's plan for me I know I can return to live with him someday. So, knowing what I do and having felt what I have, I couldn't live any other way!

How I live my faith

I grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in an area where there weren't many of us. It taught me the importance of being an example and of having a strong personal commitment to the Gospel, as well as the impact that being a positive influence can make. I believe that we are all children of our Heavenly Father, and so my aim is to love all of those around me, and find ways to serve. At school, I was a Program Director through the student service organization for a program called Headstart, where we get volunteers to help out at a preschool for low income families and families who have children with disabilities. In my church callings, I've served as both Relief Society and Gospel Doctrine instructors, as well as a Relief Society Secretary. When at home, I also served as a Visiting Teacher to two wonderful girls, each of whom have taught me about serving more effectively. Each calling I have had has strengthened my testimony of service, and the importance of forming loving and meaningful relationships with those we serve. Recently, I received my mission call and have been called as a missionary to serve in the Brazil São Paulo North mission, and will be there for 18 months.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

To understand our beliefs, it is essential that you understand that we are Christian. As such, we believe in Christ and wholeheartedly embrace the teachings of the Bible! The Holy Bible testifies of the life, mission, and purpose of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It tells of those who prophesied of His coming, and believed in Him without ever having seen Him. It tells of those who lived in Galilee and were convinced of His divinity and sacred mission. It tells of His teachings that were taught by Prophets from every age, and the establishment of His original Church. We believe that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and we look to the Bible to teach us God's will. Show more Show less