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Hi I'm Raechal

I am adopted. I have a great love for people with disabilities. I am a chef and a photographer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 5 kids, who were all adopted as babies. I love being a big sister, and I have an amazing family. There are some disabilities in a few of my younger siblings, but it has only taught me patience, and to love more. I am a full time student and am studying Ultrasound and Photography. I love the beauty of nature that Heavenly Father has blessed us with and try to take time to enjoy it as often as i can. I laugh constantly, and usually have a smile on my face. I believe if you smile every day, you will be a happier person, and the people around you will be happier also.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for so many reasons. The joy I feel from being a member of the church, by obeying the commandments, and living my life in a righteous way cannot be obtained in any other way. I would be lost without the guidance of the scriptures, and being able to pray to my Heavenly Father and ask for help when I am struggling. I have felt the assistance of the spirit in my life through different trials, and it is so peaceful to know that someone is watching over me, and cares about me enough to want to take my burdens upon themselves. The sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for us is the biggest blessing in my life. It is the best example to me, and gives me the chance to repent of my wrong doings, and try to be a better person every day. There is so much beauty and happiness the world has to offer if you are looking in the right places, and I have never been happier in my life then when I am reading the Book of Mormon, and saying my prayers. I know without a doubt that there is a Heavenly Father who loves us and wants us to be happy and live with him again. I know that Jesus Christ loves us so much, that gave himself as a sacrifice so that we could have the ability to repent of our sins and strive for perfection. We can improve ourselves every day, and in doing so we will notice that we will feel happier and closer to the spirit. I know that if you open your heart, your burdens can be lifted. I know the Book of Mormon is true, and if you read it often, you will learn, grow, and it will guide you. There is no greater gift that Heavenly Father has given us.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite things that the church is the Institute. It gives students the opportunity to learn even more about the gospel, and keep positive happy feelings through out the week by studying the scriptures. Everyone that attends is so friendly and welcoming and I love everything that I learn by attending the classes! I love how amazing Heavenly Father is, that he cares about us so much that he gave his son, and that he created such an amazing plan for us so that we can learn and grow, AND live with him again some day. When I read my scriptures and pray in the morning before I start my day, I am so much happier, and all I want to do is smile at everyone around me and share the amount of happiness I have just to be alive. It comes from recognizing all of the blessings I have in my life, that Heavenly Father has given me.