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Hi I'm Rochelle

I grew up in California and Utah. I'm single. My family is everything to me. I am happy to be a Mormon.

About Me

I love to read, write, spend time with friends and family, and do things outdoors, like walking, biking, hiking and gardening. I graduated from college with a visual arts degree, but I have so many interests it has been difficult for me to settle on a career, so I have worked in many kinds of companies. I love being a sister and an aunt. I love getting into a space where I realize I can deal with anything. I love connecting with the infinite power and knowledge of my life. I love knowing the benefit I offer to others. Most of all, I love the joy of the unfolding. I love new surprises that come, my ability to move with them, and the inspiration that comes to me effortlessly. I love knowing that I can participate in anything I want to participate in. I love knowing I have infinite choices.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints just before I was born, so I grew up going to church on Sundays, even though my father decided not to join. They eventually divorced, but my mother stayed active in the church, and so did I. I was baptized by my step-father when I was eight years old. There were some rough patches during my childhood when some of my family stopped attending, but I kept going. I found that I liked the strength and support I got from my ward family, and attending church each Sunday inspired me to be a better person. When I was 21, I decided to serve a full-time mission, and was assigned to an area on the east coast, where life was very different from what I had been familiar with on the west coast. It was then that I learned that I had a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ, as I shared it with others and had to tesitify of things like the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith. I have learned that my Savior is real, that He cares about me and what happens in my life, and that He organized His church on the earth for my benefit (and for the benefit of all of us who wish to embrace it). I am proud to be a member of such an amazing organization that helps people every day.

How I live my faith

I go to church each Sunday and enjoy associating with my friends and neighbors there. Our congregation is much like a family, and I have fun being a participant. In this group, I have been called to be a teacher in our women's organization, so I prepare a 45-minute lesson once a month. I am also assigned to help people with their genealogy, since I do a lot of research on my own ancestors. I also like to attend the Mormon temple in our area, and try to go there at least once a month. I used to volunteer there once a week, every Saturday morning for five hours. I did that for about seven years and it was a lot of fun. I am also assigned to visit two of the women in our congregation through a program called visiting teaching. These two women have young families, and I drop by to make sure they are doing all right, and also to offer support and encouragement. I visit many others in the neighborhood too. I like to walk through the streets and visit with friends whenever I can. We live on a really great street full of friendly people.