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Hi I'm Raquel

I love the mountains. I am the third oldest of 10 kids. I am a college student. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am Raquel! I love to have fun and just be happy. I am an avid lover of being outside!!! The sunshine and blue skies is where I draw happiness from. I especially love being close to the mountains. They are HUGE and MAGNIFICENT. It is always a good day if I can go hiking or mountain biking. I come from a large household and it has helped me to grow so much. I understand the diversity of the world because my own home is so diverse. We are all so uniquely different individuals but we all come together to form a fun family. I love being an older sister and helping my siblings. They are my best friends! I love learning with them through all of our good and bad times. I stay pretty busy between my family, work and going to school. It is such a crazy time of my life because I am trying to set a path for my future. Thank goodness for soy milk and blueberry bagels to keep me going! I love my crazy life!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it has blessed my life! My mother was a convert to the church and she raised me and my siblings in the church. She told me stories about her life without the church and it was hard. It was even harder because she didn't have a complete understanding of who God or Jesus Christ are. When she learned from the missionaries it gave her direction and an understanding of God's love. Growing up with those stories helped to cultivate direction and meaning in my life. I am a Mormon because it helps me to understand God's love for me and my family. He truly does love us! He loved us enough to send His son Jesus Christ to die for us, "For God so loved the world , that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16. I chose to follow this path just like my Mom.

How I live my faith

I try living my faith by my actions. Everyday is a new opportunity to be better. My faith is in Jesus Christ and I want to be more like Him every day. I hope my actions are in line with His teachings. I can show my faith through the way I worship every Sunday. Helping out in a class or volunteering in a prayer, helps me to live my faith.