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Hi I'm Railee

I enjoy losing myself in a good book and writing fiction of my own. I'm allergic to raw carrots. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Just on the brink of my early twenties, I absolutely love trying new things! Especially if it's something outside of my comfort zone-- like talking to strangers or repelling off a canyon wall. It's the thrill of overcoming my fears, more than anything else, that I like. But in my down time, I like to curl up on the couch with a good book, or write a book of my own. There's nothing in the world I adore more than my family. Pasta is a pretty close second. Still, I'm currently preparing to say goodbye to both for 18 months and it'll be "hello beans and rice!" as I go to Brazil to serve a full-time mission. When I come home from that adventure, I'm looking forward to pursuing a degree in Entrepreneurship and learning more about homeopathic remedies.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, and I attended church every Sunday as a child. Still, I always remember it being my choice. My parents have always been very good about letting me choose for myself what I want to do and believe. While I was growing up, we read from the Book of Mormon and the Bible together as a family, but I'll forever remember the day that I first new that the Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints had been called of God. I was visiting Salt Lake City with my family, seeing the sights, and I saw him-- President Howard W. Hunter. The Spirit bore such a strong witness to my little-girl self that He was God's prophet, that even now, the memory of it is so powerful that I can not deny it. After that, I began reading the scriptures on my own, and I prayed to know for myself if the Book of Mormon was true. I have come to know for myself, through studying that book, testing its words, and praying to my Father in Heaven, that it is true. The restored Gospel of Jesus Christ brings me the most exquisite feelings of joy and peace as I live from day to day, going to work, interacting with people, and learning more about the world around me. Every life experience I have witnesses to me more and more that Jesus Christ lives-- the Savior of us all-- and that He knows me, loves me, and has restored His church to the earth so that we can all come together and help each other return to Him. I love, love, love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

At church I serve as a ward missionary, which basically means that I just am available to help out the full-time missionaries who serve in my area (you know, those nice young men in white shirt and tie who knock on your door?). I make sure they have someone in the congregation to feed them one meal a day, I sometimes accompany them to teach lessons, and I visit with people in the church congregation who might need help. When I'm lucky, I get to teach a Sunday school class every once in a while. At home, I live my faith by studying my scriptures and praying daily to the Lord to thank Him for all of my many blessings, and to invite His spirit to be with me throughout the day to help me make good choices and be the best person I can be. I follow the teachings of the prophets, both ancient and modern, and I strive to live my life as Christ would have me live it.