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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm a preschool teacher, a musician, a children's literature enthusiast, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I play viola, and love being apart of a symphony. I sing with my seven sisters. I love the smell of the desert when it rains. I love fall and spring when there are four seasons. I love babies and little kids, writing, reading, and organizing. I like art and music and doing crafty things. I make jewelry, and I like figuring out how things work. I love to make people smile. I wish on shooting starts. I pray. I sing in the shower. I notice the little things, and I love the colorful. I love watermelon, popsicles, frozen yogurt, home made bread, home grown peaches, cookies with nuts, and lots of other tasty things. I like camping and bonfires. I love hugs and kisses and kind words and presents. I love Christmas, Christmas music, Christmas trees, Christmas lights, all things Christmas! I like how much I get to learn and I love seeing how far I've come. I like that even though there have been some weird struggles in my life, it has always worked out, and I know it always will.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a big Mormon family. I love my family, and trusted the things I was being taught for a long time. One day, as an early teenager it dawned on me that God wants his children to know what the truth was for themselves. He wants us to search for the answers we are looking for so that we can have our own testimony and not have to rely on others'. I am Mormon because I asked God to know if the things I had been taught when I was young are true, and the answer I received was a personally tailored witness of the truthfulness of the principles I have been taught. I know we are all God's children. And I know God loves His children. I know He wants us to be happy. I think back to that time in my life when I learned for myself, and I am grateful every day to be a Mormon. It has kept me happy and safe and progressing.

How I live my faith

I have taught in our church's women's organization called The Relief Society. We learn about things like charity and how to better our families, but we also learn about our Savior and His teachings. I've also taught Sunday School and I've been involved in organizing events outside of church. I have been apart of a choir, played piano in various meetings, and organized fun weekly gatherings. I've had the privileged of serving a full-time mission in Mississippi and Louisiana. I loved telling people why I'm happy. I also initiated the start of a support group in my area for missionaries in the church who've served but then, because of illness or other reasons, have had to cut their mission short and come home early. Sometimes this can be a difficult thing to go through.