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Hi I'm Rachel

I grew up in Utah County, Utah. I'm currently going to school to be a nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Rachel, and I'm currently a college student. I'm working hard to into my school's nursing program, and after I have graduated from that program I want to continue my education and become a nurse practitioner. My school background is a little different than most. I was home schooled up until 8th grade, where I then went to a charter school's for junior high and high school. My high school was located on a university campus, and I took college classes on campus, and received my Associate's Degree before graduating high school. Education is very important for me, and I feel that everyone should have the chance to learn. I play the violin and enjoy reading. I love reading any type of book, because for me it is a place I can escape to and enjoy. I also love to write. I've written many short stories and poems, some more for myself than for others. I'm grateful that I have the gift of an imagination, because with it, I feel that there is endless potential.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of the Church all my life. In fact, I was born into it. I actually grew up in Utah County, Utah, where many of the people I lived around were members as well. When I was younger, I didn't realize the significance of the Church in my life; it had just always been there. When I got into junior high school, that changed for me. I started wondering what I believed and why I did the things I did. It was a very rough time for me. I quit reading my scriptures and saying my prayers, because I just didn't know if I wanted to anymore. I still went to church and participated, so to everyone looking at me, they saw me as the same spiritual person I'd always been. They had no idea the turmoil that was in my own soul. As I got older, I went to a Girl's Camp for the youth, a type of retreat for girl's with their wards and stakes. This particular time I had had a miserable time. There were girls there my age, but I wasn't really friends with any of them because we went to different schools. There was a day where it snowed really hard. I was freezing, cold and I wanted nothing more than to go home. I leader offered to let me sit in the back of her car so I'd be out of the snow, which I took gratefully. At that moment, sitting in the back of the car by myself, I felt completely alone. I felt completely hopeless. I started crying, because I'd never felt so alone before. It was at that moment I started praying aloud to Heavenly Father. I asked him to help me, I had no idea what I was supposed to do. I can testify to you, that in my moment of need, the Lord came and comforted me. It was as if he was right there next to me, holding me close and just listening to me. I continued to just talk, talk about everything I was thinking of, and the feeling of comfort never went away. I know this church is true, I know that Heavenly Father is real, and he knows exactly who you are. He will never fail you, just talk to Him and he will answer your deepest desires. He did for me.

How I live my faith

Because of my experiences in the past, and the miracles I see daily, I know this is the true church. I live my faith by choosing to go to church every week to learn and feel the Spirit. I read and study my scriptures, and I try hard to live the teachings I learned when I was little. It might seem too easy, that the things asked of you are too simple, but I know that through those small and simple steps you will be closer to yours and my Heavenly Father than you could ever imagine. Don't believe me? Just try. You won't be dissapointed.