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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm an insatiable learner. I'm an amateur photographer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

For as long as I can remember I have marveled at the beauty of all of God's creations. I have often wished I had the artistic ability to create something as beautiful as what I see, but I don't, so instead I try to capture that beauty in my photography. I love to learn and am never satisfied studying just one thing. I especially enjoy sharing what I learn with others. Nothing brings me more pleasure than seeing something I share make others happy.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of this church in part because of those who came before me and who have passed on to me their legacy of faith. And because through my own experience I have come to know that the gospel of Christ is real. As a child, I read from the scriptures daily with my family and gained a testimony early on that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I learned that I could turn to the scriptures for direction and gain understanding of how---with God---we are to work out our salvation. As a youth, I frequently turned to our Heavenly Father in prayer and relied on Him to help me through my struggles and He always was there. He never failed me. Throughout my life I have had many challenges and so has my family. But time and time again, I have seen God work miracles in my life and in the lives of those I love. I have truly been blessed. It's because of these things that I know that God is real and that He loves His children. He is a merciful and loving God and He will always be there to help us if we will turn to Him. I continue to be a member of this church because I love God and desire to keep His commandments and serve Him.

How I live my faith

As a ward leader, I watch over and care for the young adult women in my area. I help them to feel God's love for them through simple acts of service. I plan activities where they can come and gain more of God's light and knowledge. I teach them eternal truths about Jesus Christ and his gospel so they know the way they should go to receive salvation and everlasting joy. Wherever I go I always try to greet others with a smile and be kind and respectful to everyone. I strive to protect the innocent and uplift the downtrodden. I am honest in my dealings with others and always try to share with those in need.