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Hi I'm Rawleigh

I grew up in Utah But I'm a law student in Arkansas. I love soccer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I currently am a law student in Arkansas. Single. Haha. I am a sports fanatic. I love all of them. I play all of them. My biggest love after college football is soccer. I support Chelsea of the Premiere League. I love tv, movies, music, etc. I like to hunt, fish, hike, and just enjoy the outdoors. I love food haha. I don't know haha. I graduated from college with a degree in European Studies. I love anything that has to do with Europe. I speak fluent Portuguese and actually lived in Brazil for a couple years (I know that's not Europe). Some would call me a history buff. I like to read a lot but tend to stick with the classics. I am a very funny person if I do say so myself. Yep. Well, that's me.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church my whole life. Most people, however, eventually come to realize that they need to find their own testimony. I have gained my own. As pompous as it sounds I am the happiest person I know. I have been so blessed with so many good things in my life. I owe it all to Jesus and His gospel. When my parents got divorced when I was younger the church helped me to really stay positive. When I was a teenager I really started to gain my own testimony. I have always believed in God and Jesus. That was never a question. Seeing all my friends take up habits that I wanted nothing to do with was hard for me. I went to the parties and what not but knew it wasn't my scene. I looked at what was happening and saw where my friends were heading and decided to continue on the path I needed to. I basically dumped my friends and found new friends immediately. That is something the gospel offers, an immediate connection to people. In high school I prayed to know for sure that the gospel was true. I eventually served a mission and was able to teach people what I believe. There is not a day that goes by that my testimony isn't strengthened. I realize that all I am and have I owe to my faith and knowledge of the veracity of the gospel and my faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ. I love Him. I am lucky to have had a continuous faith in Him throughout my life. I can't remember the last time I was sad. I have nothing to be sad about because whatever happens I know God loves me and that Jesus suffered for me. My optimism about life comes from the gospel. I know this is the true church of Christ and that our families can be together forever. I am very blessed and I love the Lord. I am the gospel, it is infused into every part of my life. I guess that's about all I have to say on the matter right now.

How I live my faith

The church offers many ways to participate. The first time you step into a church building you are immediately fellowshipped. This fellowshipping does not stop when you become a member of the church. Immediately after joining the church you receive a pair of home teachers. They come at least once a month and strengthen your knowledge of the gospel. Their main purpose however is to just be a friend. They listen to what you have to say and are their to help out in any way possible. Another great thing about the church is that you have this same opportunity. You too will be called to help others. It is the simplest form of charity the church provides. I have been doing this since I was 14 and it is a great pleasure. I have made great friendships with the people I have home taught. I live my faith by not only doing this but participating in activities. The church has several activities a week that you can participate in. Just last week for example I went up to the mountains with a bunch of other single guys and girls and we listened to music and had a bbq and even played some softball. I have had a chance to help out with the youth in my area, I have had a chance to create the ward's emergency preparedness plan. I have had many other callings as well. The great thing about the church is that it is involved not only in spiritual well-being but physical, emotional, and mental as well. The church is literally a way of life. That's why my number one calling has been as a missionary. I served in Brazil as a full time missionary but I'm not talking about that. I am talking about just by the way I live. You are held to a higher standard in the church. You will be an example to others and just the way you live your life is a reflection of who you are. I feel this everyday. It's great.