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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm a born and raised Georgia peach. I love my friends and family. I'm my own brand of crazy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 18 years old and about to start my first year of college. I want to major in music education and minor in photography. I love music and hope to become a music teacher someday. I play the guitar, piano, and sing and I also love to dance, act, write, and read. I have two jobs; one as a receptionist and one as a sales associate at a clothing store. I love both jobs and need them to save up money for college for both me and my brother. My brother and I are best friends and he's currently serving a mission, so I offered to help out with his tuition as well as my own. I love my brother and my family so much and family is one of the most important things in my life. I love my friends, I'm a happy, positive person, and I love life!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church; so some people might assume that because I've gone to church with my parents my whole life, I merely follow and believe what they believe because I've known nothing else. However, I believe this to be false. As I grew up, there came a point where I had to find out for myself if this church was really true. I had been relying on my parents' testimonies, my friends' testimonies, my leaders' testimonies, and I realized I couldn't continue to grow in the gospel if I didn't have my own testimony. So, I went to other churches. I went to many different churches with my friends and found many similarities, but I didn't find the same feeling of peace and happiness that I felt the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In doing this, it made me look at going back to church with a different perspective. I believe that all people, non-members and members alike, go through their own conversion and their faith is tested. I'm so grateful for the knowledge of the truth that I have and for the comfort of Heavenly Father's hand in my life because without it, I would be entirely lost.

How I live my faith

In my young single adult ward, I serve as one of the activities committee members; which means I help plan all the fun stuff we do to fellowship members and nonmembers. Working in a group to plan activities is so much fun and so rewarding when people come to an activity and have a good time because you know that the thought and effort put into it was entirely worth it.