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Hi I'm Rachel

From Arizona, grew up in Utah. Going on a mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Rachel, I'm 19 years old, and I like to think I'm a pretty okay person. (: My favorite thing in the world is music. (And this gospel of course!) I like to listen to, play, and write music. Guitar and singing are my specialties. (: After I graduated HS, I went to one semester of college before deciding to serve a mission. I want to be an elementary school teacher, namely Kindergarten. I love little kids! As of now though, I'm home and preparing to leave in a few weeks! This is what I'm supposed to be doing and I couldn't be happier about it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and have always attended. My testimony has only grown as I have and my understanding of the gospel continues to expand. Despite being a member my entire life, I continue to learn and gain happiness. I know that this is His true gospel restored to us and that by being a part of it and living the commandments I can return to Him someday. I'm going to Japan for 18 months to share that with the wonderful Japanese people and I couldn't be more excited. This church is true!

How I live my faith

I'm what I like to call "a regular wardee." Because I'm going on a mission, I don't currently have a calling in my ward, so I just faithfully attend and enjoy being taught by those who are called to. I participate in the ward choir as well. (:

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Rachel
No, not all Mormons are required to serve. Serving a mission is voluntary and a very personal decision. The ages that missionaries can serve has been changed from 19 years old to 18 for men, and from 21 years old to 19 for women. This is a great blessing, especially for us women. I had never planned on a mission, I had figured I would get married by 21. I'm 19 now and have my call and I couldn't be more excited to share the gospel and show my love to the wonderful people I'll be serving. Serving isn't required, and it's never regretted. (: Show more Show less