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Hi I'm Rachel Livingston

I grew up in Utah. I am preparing to serve a mission in the Uruguay Montevideo West Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a sophomore in college and I just received my mission call to serve in Uruguay. I am beyond excited to preach the Gospel and serve God's children in a foreign land and language! In my free time I enjoy playing soccer, going camping, listening to music, reading, taking naps, and being with my friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and have been a member my entire life. I love the Gospel dearly and I am so grateful to have witnessed the blessings that I have received from being obedient, keeping God's commandments, and striving to live my life as Christ would have me do. I know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves and watches over me, and that I have a dear brother, Jesus Christ, who suffered and died for me in order to accomplish the Atonement, so that I can repent of my sins and be resurrected after I die and be able to live with Him and my Heavenly Father and eternal family in exaltation. I would not be preparing to go to a foreign land and learn and speak a different language, leave my dear family and friends behind, and dedicated 18 months of my life to spreading and teaching this Gospel if I didn't know it was true. I am so grateful for it and I hope to bring others unto Christ so that they can feel of His love and receive the blessings that having a knowledge of and living the Gospel can bring.

How I live my faith

I am a member of a young single adult ward in my college town. I help plan sports activities for all to participate in. I attend church meetings and classes on sunday of each week, strive to be a good example to those around me, and do my best to live faithfully and obediently every day of my life.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon temples? What goes on in Mormon temples?

Rachel Livingston
Only members of the church with a temple recommend are allowed to enter into LDS temples. This is because the temple is the holy house of the Lord. As members, we hold these temples in very high regard, and we treasure them as revered, sacred places. We believe that "no unclean thing can enter the kingdom of God" (3 Nephi 27:19), so therefore we must be obedient and worthy to God's commandments if we wish to enter into His houses on Earth. It is not that what occurs in LDS temples is secret, but it is such a sacred work that we only discuss it inside the temple. Mormons perform sacred covenants and ordinances inside temples, such as baptisms and other work for those who have passed away, as well as temple sealings and marriages. The ultimate goal of all these ordinances and covenants we perform in the temple is to bring to pass other people and our own salvations. By performing these thing sin the temple, we perform what is necessary to return to live with our Heavenly Father, Savior Jesus Christ, and our families for eternity after we pass from this mortal Earth. Show more Show less