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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm a college student. I love smiling. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a sophomore in college who loves to laugh! I have a very dry sense of humor and can often be found repeating my four year-old nephew's jokes. Since the age of eight, I've been playing the piano and singing my heart out everywhere I go. I'm a nerd--I am slightly obsessed with Harry Potter and can be found quoting the books/movies pretty much all the time. I have four older brothers who are amazing and two wonderful parents that put up with all five of us hooligans. Family is a big part of my life, and I love mine to pieces. I would do anything for them.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me enormous amounts of comfort and strength. It makes me happy. People have said that I'm “always happy.” I'd like to think that I'm not a robot—therefore I’m not “always happy,” but I do experience lots of joy in my life and I accredit that to the gospel. Knowing that I can be with my family forever and that I will live again after I die makes me want to smile! I haven't seen angels or had visions that have told me the gospel is true; I have come to learn, through small confirmations by the Holy Ghost, that Jesus is the Christ, Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and the Book of Mormon is true.

How I live my faith

Since a young age, I was told to read my scriptures, say my prayers, and go to church. These are the simple and powerful things that have gotten me through the past year or two. The transition between high school and college is hard, trust me. I have never been so confused or lost. I was faced with growing up—having friends leave for college while I stayed behind and attend a university closer to home, attend a singles ward where I did not “fit in,” pay bills, figure out what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, and have several family members suffer through sickness and trials. It was one of the hardest things, watching family members that I love, more than I can even describe, suffer. When I was feeling low, I really started to pray, and I learned to actually communicate with my Father in Heaven. When I read the scriptures, I would feel peace, happiness, and love. I made an effort to regularly attend my church meetings, and because of this I was able to receive answers to my prayers. By doing these three things, I have been able to develop a better relationship with my Father in Heaven and strengthen my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ.