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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm a young, single woman working in finance. I took care of cute babies in Romania. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from BYU a few years ago and am now working in finance. My work is challenging, but I enjoy it. I'm the oldest of four children. I like to go running and spend time outdoors. I also love shopping (probably a little too much!). I also spent several semesters in college volunteering in Romania, where I took care of cute babies and children at an orphanage and a children's hospital.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the LDS church, so it has always been part of my life. As I got older and graduated from high school and then college, I've had to evaluate the place the gospel of Jesus Christ has in my life. I know that when I live according to his teachings, I am happy; and even when life is challenging, the gospel brings me peace. I know that we are children of a Heavenly Father who loves us and wants us to be like Him. He established a plan that will allow us to return to Him, and central to that plan is the Atonement of Jesus Christ. The Bible and Book of Mormon testify of Christ and the power of the Atonement. I know that this life isn't it - that we are eternal beings with a divine nature and purpose. Families can be together forever. I also love the support system of the wards in the church. I am grateful for friends, visiting teachers, home teachers, and church leaders that are so inclusive and kind.

How I live my faith

One of the ways that I live my faith is by attending and serving in the temple. The temple is a place where I can feel peaceful and loved. It is where I feel most like myself and connected to others. I also teach lessons every few weeks on Sundays to the women in our congregation. I love the wisdom, insight, and unity that comes from discussing the gospel of Jesus Christ with a such wonderful women and friends.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Members of the Church are expected to be living certain standards of worthiness in order to be prepared to make covenants in the Temple. The ordinances that take place in the Temple are not secret, but they are sacred, personal, and are not to be treated lightly. In the Temple, we are taught about Heavenly Father's plan for His children, the creation, the fall, and the atonement of Jesus Christ. Families are sealed so they can be together for eternity. The Temple is a beautiful place where I feel close to God. Show more Show less