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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm a neuroscience undergraduate student and a lover of languages. I'm a Mormon and I am a missionary!

About Me

I'm a university student studying neuroscience. I love languages, music, and books. I am currently serving a mission in Bakersfield California and speaking Spanish. I also know French and when I return from my mission I will continue studying Japanese. This gospel has helped me to gain peace despite my depression and anxiety, and I will be forever grateful for the blessings it has brought me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon not because I was born into a Mormon family, but because after a few years of doubting and struggling with my testimony, I realised how much I needed this gospel. I began serious personal study, and over time and through hard work, I gained a testimony of my own. I know with absolute certainty that this is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, that we have living prophets on the earth today just as there were prophets in biblical times, and that because of the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we can all repent, return to live with our Heavenly Father, and live with our families for eternity. I love the Book of Mormon and the counsel we can find in its pages, and I am forever grateful that I know that my Savior and my Heavenly Father love me despite all of the things that make me feel inadequate. I know this gospel can benefit everyone and that peace, joy, and happiness can be found by following Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by loving and serving others. I try to be like Christ in all that I do. In everything I do, I try to be Christlike and to help other people no matter what. I am serving a mission so that I can help others find the love, joy, peace, and hope that I have found in this gospel and that they can know the amazing blessings of eternal families. The gospel of Jesus Christ literally saved my life, and I hope I can return the favour for someone else.