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Hi I'm Rachel

I love people and hearing their "story." My story... southerner, ballerina, singer, dentist's wife, mother, and Mormon!

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Georgia, where as a young girl, I realized (as did every one else around me) that I had a great love for the performing arts. My parents had to make a family rule... well the rule was only for me... "No Singing at the Dinner Table." Then it turned into "No Singing at the Table" because I woke up singing. I danced everywhere too. Down the isle of the grocery store, with my friends, and through the house. I once danced through the kitchen while my mom was cooking and knocked a pot of boiling water off the stove and it poured on my head burning off hair! Though I'm now a mom to three of my own, much hasn't changed. I still love singing around the house, in the car, and with my kids. I also sing for a lot of church programs which has brought me so much joy. I wish I still danced as much as I did, because then I could eat chocolate chip cookies for every meal. They are my favorite! I love cooking for my family, teaching children (mine and other people's), and going on date nights with my super great hubby.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ, that gospel He taught when He lived on the Earth, has been restored to the Earth again. When I was almost eight years old, the missionaries came over to my house for dinner and challenged me to read the Book of Mormon then pray about it to know if it was true. They asked, "Did Joseph Smith really translate the stories written long ago about people who also had prophets like in the Old Testament, and who looked for the signs and wonders of Christ's birth and death, like in the New Testament?" It took me four years to get through the book by myself, but the day before I turned twelve I finished it. I have read it many times since and it goes a lot faster now! But knowing that it is true has directed and shaped my life and choices.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is about having a personal relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ. We believe everyone can pray and talk to our Heavenly Father and receive answers to prayers. Mormons believe that by reading the scriptures, we can learn how to become more like Christ and understand the will of the Father. So, that's how I live my faith! By praying and trying to find the will of God and doing it. And also by reading in the scriptures... both the Bible and the Book of Mormon, which is another testimony that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true. Mormons LOVE to give service! If you were my neighbor, you probably would have gotten a batch of my chocolate chip cookies by now, and I probably would have watched your kids or dogs, and gotten your mail too. And I love it! At church, I have helped with the music (organizing it as well as leading the church choir), and I been a leader over the children's and youth organizations. No matter what I do at church, I learn so much and also enjoy teaching others a little of what I have gained.