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Hi I'm Rachael Lindsey

I am a violinist. I am a writer. I am a cancer-survivor. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have been an artist all of my life. I started playing violin at an early age, but was more focused at that point in my life on Figure Skating and Ballet. However, throughout my middle school years, I kept coming back to music as my safe and happy place and eventually, I gave up all of my other extracurricular interests to focus on that. I went to a performing arts boarding school in Natick, Massachusetts called Walnut Hill and there learned more about my deep love of music. I believe music has the ability to heal our souls and our hearts, and to bring us closer to our Heavenly Father. I love being a violinist, and I love the gift that music has been in my life! As a Freshman in college, I also developed a deep love for writing as a way to communicate ideas, thoughts and feelings.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love the gospel. I love the truths that I have found being a member of this church. I am young, and I am very blessed; but I know that it is because of the gospel that I am able to see the good things in my life. When I was diagnosed with melanoma, I wondered why such an unfortunate thing had to happen to me. But as I went through the process of being healed both physically and emotionally, I realized that the experience was made specifically for me. Experiencing that at such a critical point in my life allowed me to recognize the pain of others, and more importantly how I could help them in small but meaningful ways. The gospel gives us an understanding of why trials are a part of life and how we can deal with them, and this concept (which had been taught to me in lessons all throughout my childhood and early adolescence) became a very important tool for me during that difficult time. I am a Mormon because it is through my relationship with the Mormon church that I have learned how deeply and profoundly the Lord loves me, and how deeply and profoundly he loves everyone else. Being a Mormon has taught me (and continues to teach me) the importance of compassion, patience, forgiveness, understanding, and unconditional love. I am so thankful for the way that the Mormon church has shaped me, and I am so thankful for the gospel in my life.

How I live my faith

I am taking the opportunity to go on a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have just accepted the call to serve in the California Riverside mission and will be there for the next year and a half. I am currently studying the scriptures and the spanish language very hard to prepare.