What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Rachel

I grew up in the beautiful mountains of Idaho. I am an adrenaline junkie! I love my family and being happy! Im a Mormon!

About Me

I love more than anything spending time with my amazing family and friends. I am an adrenaline junkie. I love sports. Being on a mountain is a passion of mine. I love people and getting to know their stories. I love serving and helping anyone and everyone. I am currently serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I love life.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents divorced at a young age, which set my family and especially my brother and I up for some challenges ahead. My brother has been my rock throughout this life. But it ended up being hard for me to trust anyone or anything, leaving me to bottle things up and make it hard to have peace in my life. My family is amazing, but they were all struggling with other things. I somehow ended up deciding to serve a mission, which has been the best decision i have ever made, because now ive come to learn and know the truthfulness of the teachings of Jesus Christ and how that same gospel is taught by prophets he has called today. By living those teachings ive seen miracles come into my life. Peace has overcome my life, and i have come to know such a loving Savior, who knows me. He knows the hardships, hurt and trials ive faced on a personal level. He wants to help me and everyone else through those trials he has already overcome for us. It cant be done unless we develop a relationship with Him through Prayer and study of Him and His words. I am a Mormon because it makes my life so much better than it would be without these safety guidelines that arent meant to restrict me, but to lead me to have peace and happiness in this crazy world. And it works and i have never been happier.

How I live my faith

I am not perfect, or even close. But my goal is to live as Jesus Christ would. I know every Christian says that, but straight up i want to do things as he would do them, because i know he lived a life full of Joy, Peace and Happiness because he was living the way our Heavenly Father told Him to. He was able to perform miracles, show compassion and love people to the point it healed them. He still does those things today, and He has done that for me, and my goal is to try to do that for those around me. I love the idea of being an instrument in the hands of Him, so he can use me in the simple daily things to serve and help people find the Savior in their lives.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Rachel
Joseph Smith was a young boy with a question, he was just like you and me. But just like Samuel or Daniel in the Bible, he received a vision from Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and was asked to help bring Jesus Christ's original church back to the earth. Heavenly Father would never just leave those he loves in the dark, he has reached out again in love for us, and he did it through an imperfect man, who did what was asked of him and more. Joseph Smith is an amazing prophet that we do not worship, but that i respect so much for all the persecution he went through for the truth to be brought forth. Praying about it will help you know that too. Show more Show less