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Hi I'm Rose Drake

I am a daughter, sister, and volunteer. I live with my four brothers and my mother in Orlando, Florida. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am fifteen years old, but I will be sixteen in August. I take courses through FLVS, but, technically, I am a home-schooled student. In the summer, I will be taking a grammar class and a history class through my community college by dual enrollment. I live with my mother and four brothers, two older brothers and two younger. My youngest brother likes sports, so sometimes I go biking or running with him. My younger brother likes to read, so we read Percy Jackson and other related novels together. My older brother is an artist, so I've learned how to be patient enough to draw portraits. I still don't have the slightest clue how to paint, though. I have always been a humanitarian at heart, and so has my oldest brother. So, we usually participate in many fund-raisers together.

Why I am a Mormon

We don't see the world as it is; the world is however we see it. Religion changes not only a person's behavior, but also that person's perception of all things. I believe in Mormonism as I believe that the sun has risen, not just because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. The promises of God make the world brighter. God's commandments make the world safer, and therefore, bigger. The true Church of God makes the world more colorful. Also, his promises of Heaven give me something to strive towards, a purpose in life.

How I live my faith

Mormonism has taught me that we do not live our faith on Sunday; we live it every day. Everyday I wake up knowing that God has blessed my life, my family, my friends, and my co-workers. He always answers my prayers, and so he leads by example. Because he has loved me and blessed me, I love and bless others. Life is not just measured by the number of prayers we say, but also the number of prayers we answer. When I see a friend, a stranger, or even an enemy in need, I will reach out to him/her in any way that I can. It was God who gave me hands, so I use them to build a better world. It was God who gave me feet, so I will walk where he tells me to go. And it was God who gave me a beating heart, so let every second that it beats be used to serve him. Every day I will, to the best of my abilities, listen for his call and fulfill my calling.