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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm a French-Canadian, I love life and learning, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Before my mission, I was a university student majoring in Anatomy and Cell Biology, and a minor in Education at McGill. I am currently completing my Masters in Critical Disability Studies at York University, in Toronto Canada. I know French, English and ASL, and have studied Spanish as well. I enjoy reading, writing, dancing, and learning/trying new things. I've done swing dancing, and I enjoy working with people with disabilities. I'm a happy person, I love wearing colorful shoes, and am hard of hearing. Throughout my entire life, I've always been taught that I can do anything I put my mind to, and that has been a big part of why I served a mission, and why I am pursuing my education now.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, and grew up living the gospel. Now that I'm on my own, I keep attending church and growing my testimony. I have had lots of health problems in my life, and through it all I've seen the Lord's influence in my life. As a young single adult, having friends at church who share the same beliefs as me helps me to stay strong in the gospel and be happy. By being a member of the church, I get to keep an eternal perspective on life, which gives me hope and brings me joy. The times in my life where I've been active in the church have definitely been the happiest times of my life.

How I live my faith

At church, I teach lessons on Sunday that can help to strengthen the other members. Through the lessons I prepare, I help the women at church better understand some gospel principles. I am actively involved in the disability scene both at school and in my community. I believe that everyone is a child of God, and try to exemplify that love to everyone in my life. I am an older sister, and I try to make my life something worth emulating - if I wouldn't want my siblings to do it, then I shouldn't be doing it myself. I try to make my life, and the things I do show that I'm an example of the believers.