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Hi I'm Sister Rachel Harmon

I am from Grants Pass, Oregon. I am now serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints in Southern Italy.

About Me

I am 19 years old. I am planning on going to Medical school. I enjoy playing sports and hanging out with my family. I come from a family of seven kids, so there is never a boring moment! I enjoy painting and drawing to express my emotions. I also enjoy playing the piano. In my spare time, I read books. The Harry Potter series is one of my favorite to read. I like to travel. I have a goal to someday make it to most of the continents (I do not have a desire to go to Antarctica). So far, I have made it to Asia and visited the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Italy. Currently I am serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Rome Italy mission. So far I have only served in Calabria in the city Cosenza and I love it. I love the people, the food and the culture. I like learning about what others believe and think of the world, and I am glad I am able to serve the people here in Italy!

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I can feel the happiness this church brings. I have prayed to know if it is true and have felt the confermation for myself that it is. I can see the miracles that it has brought into my life. When I live the commandments and teachings of the gospel, I am happy and feel God's love in my life. When I get distracted and forget to remember Heavenly Father, I feel stressed and over-whelmed. When I rely on the Lord, I can make it through hard things. When I live the gospel standards, I am a better person to those around me. I know that God lives and loves me. I know that he knows me personally, my strengths and weaknesses. If I put my trust in him, I can make it through anything that life throws at me. I know that Jesus atoned for my sins, died for me on the cross and was resurrected so we can all live again. I know that this is a great gift and it is up to me to use this gift by repenting daily. I know that I am blessed and hope I can share my happiness with others.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow the example of Christ. I love to help and serve those around me. Currently, as a missionary of the church, I talk to those around me about Christ and what he has done for all of us. I lift those around me by listening and helping in any way I can. In church, I play the piano when need and help teach classes as needed also. If any one needs a helping hand, I do my best be of help.