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Hi I'm Rachel

I love traveling. I speak five languages. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated a year ago from high school in a suburb that is very clean and family oriented, and I love it. I have a great passion for languages. I took Spanish and French at my school and enjoy teaching myself Japanese and learning Korean from Korean Dramas. I am a bit of a culture nut. I watch foreign shows, read books in other languages, and most of my music is not in English. I am an avid book reader. But, books don't always do it for me. My imagination is always going overboard with out of the world ideas and it is my hope to share them through writing, though my attempts could hardly be called literature. More like dabbling. I play video games, mostly by myself, but I love to play them with my sisters, who are culture nuts just like I am. I am a daughter of my parents and God. I have a willingness to learn and to serve. And I have a testimony of this gospel. I am currently serving the Lord on a year and a half mission to the Hungary Budapest Mission. Though I was nervous at first, I am now extremely excited to be learning my sixth language and teaching the people of Hungary about the Plan of Happiness that we are heir to.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the Church. My parents are both members and all of my immediate family members are active in the Church. I got baptized at the age of eight, though at the age of ten I lost my way a bit. I found my path again and repented of my sin and ever since, I have clung to that iron rod with a firm grip, though sometimes I trip and fall, letting half of myself slip into the fog. I never have had angels come and visit me, but I know this Church is true. I have had many little experiences that touch my heart and make me think every time, "My Father knows me and loves me." and I really believe that. Most of my little testimony building blocks are Heavenly Father helping me find an important paper I lost, my cell phone, and my mp3 player, but it is the little things like that keep me above the waves of temptation and strengthen my faith. Blessings from my father and the patriarch guide my actions and help me back to my Father in heaven. Personal revelations are my checkpoints and my scriptures are my road maps. I know that if I earnestly pray and search my scriptures, I will be led to the answer that is appropriate for me at this time. Because of Seminary, EFY, and church, I have been taught so much about the Prophets and Christ, and I eagerly look forward to the Second Coming with faith and hope.

How I live my faith

I try to live like Jesus. Every night that I go to sleep I ask myself if was a bit more like Christ today. If I helped His children know of His love for them, and then if then how I can do better tomorrow. Trying to live like Jesus and be like Him, in word, thought, and action is hard. I am not perfect, but he was. So, I try to be uplifting even when I fall short of my goal and just enjoy this opportunity I have been given to serve his children on my mission and just in life in general.