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Hi I'm Rachel Gordon

I was born and raised in Utah, and though it may seem cliche . . . I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I love to laugh and make others do the same! I am a bibliophile and will read almost any genre. I love to listen to and make music; I sing and play the violin. Music has been my escape many times from my clinical depression. My religion has given me the hope and joy my depression often takes.

Why I am a Mormon

My religion has given me the hope and joy my depression tries to hide from me. I love knowing not only that there is a supreme being, but that he is my Father. I know that if I talk to Him, my Father in Heaven will listen and respond! My Savior is alive. Jesus Christ suffered and died to take away my sins and burdens. He has felt my sorrow and pain, and infinitely more, and because of this He understands me. I am never alone. I know that every trial we face is followed by blessings if we will only endure. God will not give us anything we can't handle, and that all of our hardships are to make us stronger. I am a daughter of God, and I will stand as a witness of Him at all times, in all things, and in all places. I love Him and he loves each of us, not only infinitely, but individually. He knows your name and recognizes your voice. He will always listen to you!

How I live my faith

I love my religion! I take my love of books over board here. I love to read the Ensign and New Era, not to mention any and all books written by prophets and apostles. I loved seminary and attending institute. I am currently serving a mission in Alabama! I love being able to share what I know with others and learn even more in the process. The people here in the South are so invested in religion, I learn from them everyday!

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Rachel Gordon
When I was little I loved to look at the stars. Everything about them just made me happy! As I got older I learned more about them and the organization that there is in the universe. Is it really just chance that we are here, the perfect distance away from the sun surrounded by a beautiful galaxy of light? Some people think so, but I just can't see it as a lucky coincidence. In the Book of Mormon we read: “All things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth... and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator” (Alma 30:44). Everything is too organized and beautiful to have accidentally happened! I had to be created by someone who knew infinitely more than we do. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Rachel Gordon
Being Mormon is similar to being in any other religion. We are normal people just like everybody else. We have beliefs and morals which guide us everyday in the decisions we make. We read our scriptures (Book of Mormon and Bible), say our prayers, and go to church. We believe that everyone has worth, value, and individuality. We also try to always give back to the Lord. My favorite part about being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is how service oriented we try to be. We have many opportunities to serve and to help others draw near to Christ. I am currently serving as a missionary in Alabama and I love just being out and serving people. We don't just want people to join because we want higher numbers. We love people and want to help them in anyway possible! "I am not ashamed" to be a Mormon (Romans 1:16)! I know it, I live it, I love it! Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Rachel Gordon
In 2 Nephi 27:23, we read, "For behold, I am God; and I am a God of miracles; and I will show unto the world that I am the same yesterday, today, and forever; and I work not among the children of men save it be according to their faith." We believe that God will help us, just as He did with his children in the past. Because God loves His children, He continues to send living prophets. Joseph Smith (1805–44) was the first prophet of our time. Thomas S. Monson is God’s chosen prophet today. His role, similar to the role of prophets in the Bible, is to lead us in the ways that God wants us to go. In the Bible we read that "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7). That promise still applies to us today! I know that Thomas S. Monson is led by God to tell us all that we need in these last days! We live in hard times, and I am eternally grateful for a living prophet who shows us how to live! Show more Show less