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Hi I'm Rachel

I love to run. Majoring in Computer Science. Serving in Taipei Taiwan mission. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to run, to be outside. I didn't used to. I thought for a long time that I never would do any sort of running outside of high school. I was the slowest person on my team out of 60. But I learned to preserve and ended up loving it. I'm majoring in something I never expected to go into. I always loved art and thought that that was what I was gonna do. But I took an AP Computer Science class in high school after that year I was pretty certain I would never do it again. But here I am several years later majoring in the thing I detested, and loving it. I love gardening, and seeing the seasons change. I love my family, I can't imagine my life without them in it. I am a whasian, or in other words, I'm half white and asian. My dad grew up in Taipei, Taiwan, and my mother in Idaho. I love both cultures and love that my parents met. They met while my mom was teaching to an adult class english as a second language in Taiwan. My dad was one of the students. And the rest is history. I funny enough was called to Taipei, Taiwan for my mission and am currently serving.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member because this gospel makes me happy. And perhaps that is a selfish reason but it is true. When I truly live this gospel I feel so much joy. Life makes sense, my answers to my prayers are heard. I have come to know that this gospel is true because of the experiences I have had and the burning in my heart of its truth. So often in our lives the world can make things seem so dark, but Christ is the light. He is the way. One of my favorite quotes is my Dieter F. Uctdorf "His plan is to rebuild us far greater, and far greater than we ever were. As we follow him on the path of faith.". Christ knows me, the marks of the atonement are graven on His hands. He can't forget me, but how often do I forget Him? Far more than I would like to admit. I am an imperfect being, with a perfect Heavenly Father and Savior. They love me more than I could ever comprehend. "Christ truly sees us as we truly are and he sees us worthy of rescue."- Dieter F. Uctdorf. How grateful I am to have a Savior, that still sees worth in me, who is rooting for me in heaven. I know this gospel is true. That Christ redeemed all mankind to be able to repent and come unto him. There is no greater truth than this, that God loves us. We are His children. We are fallen from grace. And yet He loves us. This gospel gives me hope, it gives me joy, in knowing God's love. Coming unto Christ has made me a better person, and greater than I ever would've thought. The prophet is a true prophet of God. To often my heart has burned within me to know of this truth. I live this gospel, because I cannot deny it. I cannot leave this beautiful gift. It is the joy in my life, because of Him.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith everyday, through prayer, and reading the scriptures. I strive to do family history work for my dad's side of the family. And am always trying to live like Christ. I may have grown up in the church but it doesn't mean that I don't struggle. I have to try everyday to remember Him, in my heart. I try to serve others whenever I can. I try to find reason to help my family and friends around me. And try to remember that in this life we aren't meant to face it alone. Christ hears our prayers, and sometimes giving a helping hand to someone could be an answer to their prayers. And learning to be a try instrument in God's hands.