What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Rachel

I grew up moving around California, Utah, and Idaho. I'm going to be serving a mission in New Mexico. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second daughter in a family of seven children. I love to spend time with my dog, read, write, sing, listen to Asian music, and watch Asian dramas. My family moved around a lot when I was growing up, so I went to nine different schools. After I was a freshman in high school I dropped out to work until I turned eighteen and started college at BYU-Idaho. Because of health and family reasons, after three semesters I had to return home for a year and a half. Now, I'm going to follow in my older sister's footsteps and serve a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raise in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and so were my parents. It's always been a big part of my life. I grew up having Family Home Evening and attending church every week and family scripture and prayer everyday. My parents have taught me the gospel from before I can remember. I've always believed it was true. It has been one of the constants in my life and I learned to depend on it from a young age which has been a great blessing in my life. When trails came and tragedy struck I knew that I was able to depend on Christ for comfort and healing. I knew I could always follow the prophet and find answers in the scriptures and through prayer. I know that this gospel is true. I have felt the Holy Ghost bear witness to me of it's truth in my home, at church, while listening to the prophet and apostles speak, and many other times. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. I know that Joseph Smith did restore the true gospel of Christ translate the Book of Mormon. I know Thomas S. Monson is God's prophet on the earth today. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Because of my testimony that this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ, I have decided to show my faith by serving a mission.