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Hi I'm Rachel

I live in Bismarck, North Dakota. I am a cheerleader, a singer, a clarinet and paino player, a friend, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a high school student and I am one of three members in my entire school. I am in love with Harry Potter, Dr.Who, and Monty Python. I love to read, write, hang out with friends and family, sing, play the piano, and go to church activities. I was born in Everett, Washington and lived in Granite Falls, Washington till I was eleven then I moved to Bismarck, North Dakota and I absoulutley love it, you couldn't pick a place with better people! My parents, my sister, and my dog are the whole of my family. I am in a lot of activities, I'm in SADD, Art club, a singing group, band, cheerleading, soccer, and seminary. And lastly I'm a proud member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed in being born in the Church and have been an active member my whole life. My father was a Lutheran and when I was twelve years old he sent me to confirmation and not wanting to dissapoint him and being curious in seeing other religions, I went to confirmation. I went to confirmation for a year and over the course of that year I didn't feel like everything was there, I felt like there was this big gap in my life when I couldn't go to church. In the end I tried to find a compromise so that I could go to both chruches but in the end I had to make a choice between the two religions. It was difficult to hurt my father but over time that patch has healed and he too has started to come to church. In the past I have people ask me about the church and at first I was scared because I didn't know what to say but after a few minutes I realized that I was talking and it wasn't me who was speaking. The Lord directs me through my life in all ways. I know that he lives and will always be there for me no matter what. I know that he loves me and that he loves you, all we have to do is let him into our lives.

How I live my faith

I start every day with a smile on my face becasue I know I get to go to seminary that day. Then when I go to school I have a new lesson to apply from seminary. Its hard being in a big school with a small amount of members, sometimes I feel like I'm alone and different from everyone else. But I realized one day that thats what made me me, I was different from everyone else and thats what made me become a better example to my classmates because I realized I might be the only example they had in their daily lives. So as I go through the day I just smile and know that I have to be the best I can be. I love going to church service projects. The act of not thinking of yourself for a few hours is so heart warming, its addictive! You want to feel that way again and again. I love being who I am, I know where I'm going and I know how to get there and thats how I live my faith, through daily scripture study, prayer, seminary, and church life in general my heart if full every day.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

We only get one body here on Earth and whatever we do to it will affect it later on. Alchohol, tea, coffee, and other addicting substances don't allow us to be our full selves because were so attached to that substance that we can only be ourselves with a substance, we can't be just us. And in the beginning when you start trying coffee, tea, alchohol it doesn't seem like a big deal but in the end it will affect your health in ways you don't want it to, it can mess you up. Show more Show less