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Hi I'm Rachel

I grew up in Alaska, I'm graduating with a bachelor's in Public Health, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, a daughter, a sister. I grew up in a small town where the only way in and out was by plane. We had 2 grocery stores, 2 gas stations and we had to find our own fun. Hanging out didn't consist of going to the mall, or the movies. Hanging out was riding snow machines, or four-wheelers, going boating, camping, hunting, fishing. We had to make our own fun, which could turn out to be bad or good. I come from a mixed family. Made up of 9 siblings, you'd never know we came from different parents (other than we don't all look the same). Family has always been my life and they are the most important part of me. Now that I am married, my husbands family has become my own and I cannot wait to start our own family. However, this can wait until I have graduated with my Bachelor's degree in public health. I have had my fair share of trials throughout my education, but I am happy to say that I have succeeded and will be graduation in April of 2012.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it helps me to live a better life. I'm a Mormon because it means I can be with my family for forever. I'm a Mormon because it teaches me to be a better person. I have been a Mormon my entire life, and I am more sure today than I was when I was baptized at 8 that the church is true. The church, my Heavenly Father, the Atonement, and all aspects of the gospel have helped me get to where I am today. They have helped me get through school, life, and have led me to marry my husband in the temple. I have a testimony of the temple and how wonderful it is to have in our lives. The temple has sealed my family together and has made it so that I can be with them for forever. The temple makes it possible for everyone to be with their families again. I know that the church is true and has given me the foundation that I have today.

How I live my faith

I started learning how to play the piano when I was 6 years old. Because of this I have spent my life living my faith through music. I have participated in ward choirs, played the piano and the organ for the congregation, and have shared my music as much as I can. I have learned throughout my life that one of the best ways to share the spirit is through music and I have done my best to share and live my faith through this.