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Hi I'm Rae-Marie

I'm a swimmer, a writer, an outdoors girl, a university student and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Playing sports and has always been a huge part of my life. I am a university student, a black belt in mixed martial arts and a swimmer. I've swam in many competitions and long distance marathons. When I was younger I swam in a 5,000 meter marathon and placed top five in all of Canada in the young teens division. As I got older I used my talent to get into lifeguarding and teaching. Swimming has always been, and always will be, my most enjoyable past time. It's very relaxing and feels like I'm in my own world the moment I dive into the water. Along with swimming, I also enjoy being outside and doing activities such as hiking, writing, photography, listening to indie/rock music and being around loved ones.

Why I am a Mormon

Being baptised into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was one of the toughest, as well as one of the best decisions I have made in my whole life. I never grew up with a strong foundation of faith and I was always battling with the idea of whether or not there is a God. After graduating highschool, I got into a lifestyle that I shouldn't have and because of it I had many trials in my life. I managed to turn my life around before it got too out of hand and became heavily involved in the Protestant church. I discovered God, yes, but the feeling and connection was never complete and I continued to struggle. I discovered the LDS Church through a family member who had been recently baptised and met up with missionaries for discussions. I was so stubborn and infatuated with the way I thought God and Jesus should be that I brushed off all the things they told me. When I look back at that time, I can tell that I wasn't ready and was scared of things I did not understand. I tried to forget about all the things the Missionaries told me about the church being true, but it always stayed in the back of my mind. Almost eight monthes later, I came across the Book of Mormon that the Missionaries had given me. I read the first few pages and decided to give it another chance. The past four monthes before I decided to get baptised had been the toughest I ever experienced. I had many doubts in the back of my mind that the gospel was true because lots of people were extremely against the idea of me even considering getting baptised. In order to find the real truth I read the scriptures and prayed, as well, opened my mind and my heart to fully understand what Heavenly father wanted for me. My prayers were answered and I was baptised because the Holy Ghost confirmed to me that the church was true.

How I live my faith

I attend church weekly and participate in the many awesome events that take place. I read the scriptures daily and pray. I love to talk to others about how the gospel has changed my life and about my beliefs. As well, I enjoy discussing and talking with other members about the teachings of Heavenly Father.