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Hi I'm Rachel Piteck

I grew up in Salt Lake city, Utah. I teach kids how to dance. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the youngest of 6 kids. I'm a business major at BYU Idaho and I hope to own a dance studio one day and teach people. I've competed dance for years and I hope to continue dancing my whole life. I am going on a mission to Germany Berlin, I leave in March of 2013. I hope to learn the value of hard work and I want to travel the world and study different forms of dance in different countries.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm not a Mormon because my parents are, I am because it's my choice. During high school for three years I hated the church and I didn't want anything to do with it. It took me awhile to figure out my life and realize what I wanted. See I got caught up in the rules and being mad at my parents, but the whole time I was being this ungrateful punk my parents patiently helped and loved me. I got so caught up in myself I couldn't see the people I was hurting and it's thanks to my mom for never giving up on my that I started to come back, that and I changed schools and made better friends. It started slow, but I started to listen more and become less angry and I can still remember the first time I felt the holy ghost again, the first time I went to the temple again. Just to hold my recomend again, to feel worthy again, it was everything. I remember how it feels without the holy ghost in my life, it's almost too sublte to notice if you've never felt it but I knew something was missing. Not like a dark emptiness, I was still a good person, but just not complete. Ever since I made the choice to live the gospel for my life I have never been so sure about anything else. People come and go in your life, you can change your major a million times, get a new job and go knew places, but the gospel is the gospel. It is constant, unchanging, and always there. I came back to church because I couldn't deny the truth I knew, and I knew I loved God, and if I knew that then nothing else mattered.

How I live my faith

It's a daily thing really. I teach three year olds at church but that is only on Sundays. But just because church is one day a week doesn't mean that I live the gospel only one day a week. It's everyday. I am the only Mormon at my work, but that has shown me that just because I am a Mormon doesn't make me different than those I work with. They are good people and though they are rough on the edges they are full of love. We are all friends and we get a long and I hope that I show them that Mormons are cool too. I don't hang out as much anymore since most of my friends in high school are either not members or inactive and are making poor choices with their life right now. My boss is my best friend, she is a sober lesbian who is the most accepting person I know. Her and her girlfriend are probably the only people I really spend time with besides my family. One of my favorite things to do (besides dance) is to be around my family. I love them so much and even though four of my siblings are inactive we are all still really close and see each other regularly.

What is faith?

Rachel Piteck
Faith to me is like knowing there is wind. You can't really see the wind, but you know it's there because you can feel it. Well the gospel is the same way. I cannot see God, but I know he is there becasue I can feel it. Show more Show less