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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm a Mormon. This religion is more than a belief, it's a way of life. It has made ALL the difference!

About Me

I am 22 years old and am currently a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am studying to become a nurse and will continue my schooling after my mission. I am a cellist and guitarist; I love to play music, especially in the orchestra and smaller ensembles. Cooking is one of my passions. But the thing I love most is meeting new people and spending time with the ones I love.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. I have always been active in the church, but not always active in it's teachings. Every one has a conversion story, whether they were born into the gospel or not. Being born into it isn't a choice we can make. But accepting the Atonement and Christ's sacrifice for us is. The more I learn about Christ, my perfect example, the more I come to know Him and trust Him. I want to become more like Him, and I know that is why we are here: To perfect ourselves, to try our best, and eventually get back to Heavenly Father. I know that Christ is the only way that is possible.

How I live my faith

I have always been active in the Church. I have had several duties in helping the meetings and activities run smoothly. I was a youth leader for my age group where I began to learn leadership skills and communication skills. Later on, I was asked to be in charge of making and printing programs for Sacrament Meeting. After that, I had the great pleasure to work as a ward missionary. In that position I was able to visit and get to know many of the saints in the ward, and help them in their struggles. I found great joy in that service. Outside of Church meetings, I always seek opportunities to serve other people. I read my scriptures daily, as well as pray often. My Savior means everything to me, and I am determined not to let His sacrifice be in vain. I have made a commitment to Him to never take the truths of His Gospel for granted, and I strive to live it every day.