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Hi I'm Sister Rachel Mackelprang

I'm a 21 year old sister missionary from Georgia who loves to talk to everyone about anything- but especially why I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up near Atlanta, Georgia. I'm 21 years old, have two younger sisters, and I'm currently serving a mission for the LDS church in Portland, Oregon. I love watching movies and TV series, reading my scriptures, and studying other religions. I hope to study speech pathology in the future.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it gives me a peace I can't find anywhere else. When I was younger, I didn't follow the standards and beliefs of this church because I wanted to experiment and know for myself that this church/gospel was how I wanted to live, and was the one true church, (there are a lot of options in this world!) It turned out to be a difficult path to knowing the truth, but now I know that living the gospel that I learn through the LDS church and the scriptures gives me the most happiness. Living this gospel just makes everything better. My family life is better, and I love people more. It has expanded my life into something with much more meaning and happiness. I love the principles taught in this church, and I know they are true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by honoring the commandments and principles taught by the prophets both in ancient and modern times even if it is a struggle at times. I try to do my best, and follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost because Heavenly Father knows way better than me what is best. I know that even though I am an imperfect person, I can eventually see Him again if I try my best to do what is right.