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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm a Texan, I am a Doctor Who fan (whovain), I love finding the silver lining to everything, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I grew up on a Island in the Gulf of Mexico by Texas.I am 19 and and a Collage student studying health science emphasis in nutrition. I am in a big loud Italian family and I am the 6th child out of 7, and I love it! My Mother Was Catholic till she was 19 and was the only on in her family to Converted to Mormonism then met my Dad, Whose parents converted to Mormonism when he was 2.My whole family is very into music. I have been in choir for over 5 years and I play the violin. I love gardening and knowing I created something new and wonderful from something that stared off so small. I also really love science, creative writing, photo editing, A show called Doctor Who, and spending times with kids. I like to see my self as a collage, I have lived around and socialized with many different, groups, personalities, and styles of life that I can fit in pretty well with most groups of people. This is me and my life and I love it, and I know that it is apart of a wonderful plan of Happiness created by our loving Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was raised in the church my whole life. I still have needed to come to a point in my life where I determine if this is the life that I want to live, and when I open my heart and allowed my heart to be converted and face the Lord I was able to see things in a new light. My life became centered around a greater happier purpose that I am not able to do alone and is greater then I can even comprehend at times. I know things aren't always rainbows and daisies, and somethings are very hard and very painful, but I am not one to give up and cry in the rainstorm, Because I know there is a porpous and that there is a silver lining. Without the rainstorm there would be a drought so there would be no rainbow, or any daises they would have nothing to help them.

How I live my faith

I live my faith "by small and simple things" and by large ones. By helping out at church and my community when others are in need of service. I also go out teaching with the missionaries to help share the joyous message that we have to give. In fact I will soon be out on my own mission with my very own name tag and all to show others how much happiness has been planed for the children of God. I have wanted to go and teach as a missionary since I was 15, I am so excited that I will actually be able to do it so soon. I also live my faith in the small daily acts of kindness, seemingly small moments, and conversations with my friends and neighbors.To let them know that "I know who I am, I know God's plan", and I love to fallow in His way. As I will continue to do through out my life I will endure, and enjoy, till the end.

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

Rachel
People who aren't Mormon are welcome to go into temples right after they are built during the open house, But once they are dedicated they become a sacred, holy, and very valuable place to us. Even Members are not allowed in without having an interview and deemed worthy by our bishop, who has the authority to do so. It is not a way to discriminate or be secretive we are just persevering and protecting it's purity and glory. In our community The temple is a wondrous, beautiful goal that we have it is something that we ALL must work towards. It is a form of reaching a goal of dedication and diligent and a desire to know and do more glorious things apart of our Heavenly Fathers plans that were even talked about in the Bible. Things like receive sacred ordinances, including those that bind husband and wife together for eternity, as well as join children and parents (Eternal marriage, and forever families. Two very important factors in our faith)(Malachi 4:5-6). As well as provide ordinances such as baptism for those who have died without the opportunity to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:29; 1 Peter 4:6) Show more Show less