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Hi I'm Rachel

I am a pianist. I love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Arizona desert and have grown to love doing things outdoors such as hiking, camping, rappelling, river rafting, and many other activities. Since before I can remember I have always wanted to play piano. I just finished a Bachelor's in Piano Performance and am currently starting a Master's program in Piano Accompanying. I love my family and my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a big, loving family that were already members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have spent a long time trying to decide for myself if it is what is right, and not just follow anyone else blindly. I have read the Book of Mormon more than once and have prayed to know whether it is true. I attend church meetings every week even if I have to walk 15 minutes in the snow to get there. I know for myself that this is where God would want me to be and I am doing His work in His church. I have felt the love of the Savior and know that it is not by chance that I am always happier and more at peace when I follow the teachings of this church.

How I live my faith

I love using my musical talents to help serve others. I play organ every Sunday and accompany the ward choir. I also spend a lot of time substituting teaching music and playing piano for the children in the ward which is my favorite place to be. I like to teach when I get the chance with the youth or the adults. I love to use any of the talents that I have been given by my Heavenly Father to make others happy. Most importantly, I try to follow the example of Jesus Christ and follow His words at all times.

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

God has given each of us a body which is precious and houses our eternal spirits. We are expected to take care of these bodies and so Mormon's believe that we must eat good healthy foods, exercise, and get a good amount of sleep. This is a law called the Word of Wisdom. In the Word of Wisdom God has commanded that we do not intake tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea, and drugs. These can be addictive and are the opposite of the healthy things our bodies need. Today, science is starting to prove these same principles that God established with Joseph Smith 200 years ago. While it can seem hard to give up something like coffee, especially when you live a busy schedule, once you realize that it is a commandment from God it is worth it. Show more Show less