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Hi I'm Rachel

I am a certified cosmetologist, a nutrition advisor, and a professional organizer. I love sports and dancing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I attended cosmetology school in Utah after high school. Before finishing I decided to attend a community college and was recruited to play for the school's volleyball and basketball programs. During this time I recieved my associates degree along with my cosmetology license. I was then recruited to play volleyball and attend school for a university in North Dakota. I recieved a Bachelor of Science in Education degree, with a focus in physical education, from the university. Since graduating from college I have had the opportunity to work many various jobs. I have worked housekeeping, clothing retail, construction, substitute teaching, dairy farming, and I worked as a hair stylist in a salon. I am currently living in my hometown where I work for my family's dairy farm. I have been enjoying the hard work and the opportunity I have to work with my family and see them on a regular basis. I enjoy playing volleyball and basketball, running, wakeboarding, sloluming, snowboarding, snowmobiling, watching live sports, playing the piano, singing, cooking, dancing, listening to music, and spending qualiaty time with friends and family. I have a pure and true love of life, people, and most of all my Heavenly Father. The Lord has blessed me with many talents and it is my duty to share them to bless others. I try to do this each day by giving service, showing love, sharing my education, and inspiring them to want to be happy and live a better life through my example.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an LDS home. My parents were and are active members and were able to provide for me and my siblings beyond our needs. We were very fortunate. When I was a young child, though, I fell victim to sexual abuse. I kept this information to myself and consequently wasn't taught to deal with it properly. This hindered me from building a strong faith through my childhood and adolescence. Once I had left home and entered the world on my own I was always on the fence with how I felt about the LDS church. For 4 years I decided to try to find happiness in things that I thought were enjoyable. This time of my life was very difficult and I gained a lot of experience in different lifestyles, none of which ever made me consistently happy. It wasn't until I was completely alone, battling an eating disorder, and having feelings of not wanting to live anymore, that I knew I needed to make a change. I decided I would try church again so I started praying and reading my scriptures everyday. It wasn't long after that I was being led to people who could help me and I was able to overcome the trials I had been dealing with for so long. It was through the Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ, through much prayer, scripture study and fasting that my Heavenly Father lightened my burdens. I never knew I could feel so much joy, happiness, and love for everything and everyone that surrounds me. I know and bear testimony that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by consistently attending church on Sunday, reading my scriptures and saying my prayers daily, and by trying my hardest each day to abide by the standards and commandments we have been given by our Heavenly Father. Each day I try to build on my faith and by doing this I have felt the love of our Savior grow in my heart. This requires putting a lot of trust in our Heavenly Father and in His plan for us. It may not be what we have planned for, but he knows us better then we know ourselves and He will never lead us astray. I attend the YSA ward in Moses Lake and I have the opportunity to serve as a co-chairman of a committee that serves meals to members of my ward twice a month after church on Sundays. I love the chance I get to prepare food, mingle with and get to know members of my ward, and develop new friendships. I love it! I also live my faith by being the best example I can be to those I am around on a daily basis. By staying positive, always giving a warm smile, and being the best I can be, I hope to uplift and inspire those I am around and who are always watching. I focus on building positive relationships with family members, friends, and acquaintances because I have found that the more love you give, the more you will receive. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me more happiness and joy in my daily life that I cannot deny the truth of it. I testify of the truthfulness of it.