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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm a Phlebotomist. I am a Medical Assisting Student. I volunteered in Ghana Africa to help stop child slavery. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of five children and love my family more than anything else. I worked as a life guard and swim instructor for 5 years, I'm practically a fish out of water. In 2012 my sister and I planned a trip to Ghana Africa. While there we helped teach in primary schools and develop a village in preparation for rescued child slaves to move in and live. I served a full time Mission in Londrina Brazil. I also spent some time in Oklahoma City serving a mission while waiting for a Brazilian Visa. I am a full-time student at Brigham Young University Idaho where I am majoring in Medical Assisting. I work as a phlebotmost and lab assistant in a lab and LOVE it. I am passionate about medical care and enjoy helping patients. I'm crazy when it come to organizing pretty much anything. I enjoy serving others and love learning new things. I am also a country dancer and particularly enjoy the lifts, dips and tricks side of dancing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born into a family where both of my parents were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. From the time I was capable of comprehending, I was learning teachings of the Gospel both at home and at church. Although this was all I knew I still had the opportunity to choose to believe what I had been taught. That time came when I was 11 years old. I wanted to read the Book of Mormon for myself and know whether or not it was true without anyone telling me one way or the other. I began to read it but became very discouraged not understanding everything I was reading from the verses. My mom noticed what I was doing and offered me a book that had illustrations to go along with the scriptures I was reading. This helped my 11 year old mind tremendously. I was able to read and learn the stories and teachings in a way I never had before. Night after night I would study. Each time I learned something new and was eager to share with others my discoveries. Then one night, I finished the Book of Mormon. I remember being so proud that I had finished, that my goal was accomplished! I knelt down and began to pray to my Heavenly Father. I told him what I had done, and why. I told him that I wanted to know if the Church was true, if the Gospel was true. At that moment I had the most overwhelming, almost indescribable, yet wonderful feeling. I began to sob, tears just fled from my eyes. I couldn't stop smiling. I remember feeling like I was burning, like I was on fire. Trembling, I ran down stairs to my parents. "It's true!" was all I could say. I have been able to feel that same feeling and confirmation from the Holy Spirit in my life since then with many other things. I can not doubt, ever. That experience of conversion has changed me for life and helped me become the person I am today. I know that I am a daughter of God and that the Lord has blessed us all with everything we need to be happy in this life and one day return and live with him again.

How I live my faith

The thing I look forward to the most each week is going to church on Sunday. I love it! It is always the highlight of my week. I always learn something new that I can apply to my daily life to strive to become a better person- a better sister, friend, coworker, daughter and citizen among many other relations. At church I have had the opportunity to work in leadership positions with the other Young Women from my High School. I also have been able to help out with numerous activities including youth dances. Now that I am older and no longer in the Young Women's Program I am preparing to leave on an eighteen month mission to Londrina Brazil, Portuguese speaking. Service is something that I have always participated in at church and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to dedicate a year and half of my life to doing just that- serving my brothers and sisters here on earth and sharing with them the love their Heavenly Father has for them.