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Hi I'm Rachael.

I'm an optimistic, music-loving artist. And I'm Mormon.

About Me

I'm the youngest in my family; I have two older step brothers that have moved out and one sister. I was born in Ohio, but for the past 12 years, I've lived in Georgia. Surprisingly, I still don't have that southern drawl. As for my schooling, I'm a Junior, and I started homeschooling in the middle of my Freshman year. For college, I'd like to major in something that involves music, interior or fashion design, therapy, or physical health. Music is one of my greatest hobbies. I play the piano, sing, and roughly play the guitar. (It's a work in progress.) Listening to music probably isn't a hobby, but it should be. Whether I'm going out for a run or cleaning up the house, I'll turn on my favorite artist and jam out.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized on April 6, 2005 along with my sister, dad, two step-brothers, and step-mom. We loved going to church, even if it was hard sometimes. After three years, we started going less until eventually we didn't go at all. By 2009 my brothers had moved out, my parents got divorced after 10 years of marriage, and we (my dad, my sister, and I) were inactive. In my perspective, my family was falling apart and there was nothing I could do. I felt like I didn't belonged here, and soon, I believed it. I was lost and devastated, wondering why everything was going so wrong. Until one night, I cried unto my Heavenly Father, not fully believing that He would hear my prayer, and plead to Him to save me and my family- for us to be happy again. This is where my miracles came in, and my prayer was answered. Like I said before, I started homeschooling in the middle of my 9th grade. An absolutely wonderful and benevolent family, who are members of the Church, took me in and made me feel like I was one of their own. How they put up with me then, I'll never know. They asked me to come to church with them, and slowly, I began to go more. With that, I started to feel this over-whelming joy in my heart, and I knew that things were going to be different. The love and happiness they have made me want the same thing, which I know and believe, came from the Gospel. Before, I don't think I would have ever stepped inside a church again. Now, I don't know what I would do without His Gospel. I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Gospel it embraces- I never want to fall away again. I love my Heavenly Father, and I know He loves me and all of His children with an everlasting and unconditional love. The Church of Jesus Christ brings happiness to my life unlike any other church I have been to and has made me a completely different person. I know that this is the true Church, and it's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I'm the Laurel's class president, and its my duty to find the inactive girls and encourage them to come to church. I also lead the opening exercise on Wednesdays and for the Young Women Sunday school. (Opening exercises is when the Youth gather and have announcements, sing a hymn, and have a prayer) I'm also the Seminary class president. The class president motivates the rest of the class to read their scriptures and memorize the Scripture Mastery. We also have devotionals every day, in which I help the person find a topic if they can't. These two callings have been a great blessing to me personally. They have strengthened my testimony of prayer and scripture study, as well as helped me continue to grow. When I'm old enough, I want to live and share my faith by serving a mission. (On a mission, you are called to teach the Gospel to people.) I want to tell people about the Church, its teachings, and just how awesome it is- to have them sense that feeling of joy from His Gospel.