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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm from Boise, Idaho. I'm serving in the California Santa Rosa Mission, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I love my family, love being with people... I love reading, music, traveling and camping, swim team, and trying new things. I'm a sophomore in college studying Writing and Rhetoric.

Why I am a Mormon

There are things in this church, in this gospel, that you will find no where else. It's the happiest, most hopeful and promising message in the world, but more importantly it is the TRUE message. I realize I'm only 19 and don't know everything. Or even half of everything. But this, I do know. I've seen the blessings that come from living the principles and doctrines of my Heavenly Father. Nothing has or could ever make me happier.

How I live my faith

I'm serving in the California Santa Rosa Mission! I love this gospel and love the hope and assurance it gives me.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Rachel
These are miracle books! They are written about miracles, preserved by miracles, have come forth and been translated through miracles, and are the source of so many miracles for their readers. These books put the doctrines and principles of Heavenly Father in the most easily understood way. There is guidance and clarity and comfort in those pages. Stories about the life of Christ and His character, about His followers and how their obedience and faith led their lives, and examples and instruction on how to be like them. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Rachel
I think a big stereotype of the "Mormon" religion is that we have a lot of "rules." I've come to realize that Heavenly Father only has ONE rule: to "love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind... [and to] love thy neighbour as thyself." (Matthew 22:36-40) If we could love our God and our neighbor perfectly, all other commandments would cease to exist. We would love God everything God has given us too much to do anything that could possible harm any of it. All other commandments given in scripture or through modern day prophets are simply steps to this perfect love. There is the "Mormon lifestyle." We're just trying to be better than we were yesterday, to make our Heavenly Father proud of us, and to become worthy to live with Him. We do things with the focus on returning to Him someday, with our families. It's a perfect church with imperfect people, but we do our best! Show more Show less