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Hi I'm Reevkah

I'm a student at BYU, grew up in Oregon, love food, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am involved at my high school as a leader on student council. I love playing the piano and singing. I'm the oldest of 4 kids in my amazing family. I enjoy recreational sports and running. I love school and learning and have a testimony of gaining knowledge here on earth. I attend early morning seminary and I know there are blessings from that. Seminary is one of my favorite places to be. Anywhere with the spirit is a place I like. I have been studying ASL and fallen in love with it and the deaf culture. I hope to someday serve a mission for our Father in Heaven and Savior Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I absolutely love the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I was raised in the church, but I still learn new things about it every day. I have gained the most incredible testimony this year as I've poured my soul into the Book of Mormon both at seminary and home. I know that my Savior Jesus Christ suffered -- really suffered -- for me personally and for everyone around me. That is truly amazing. Because of Him, I can live again someday. Because of His sacrifice and the atonement, my sins can be washed clean every day. I am never alone. He walked the lonely path so none of us have to. I can feel the power of Heavenly Father and Christ in my life through the Holy Ghost. My theme scripture for this year is one found in the Book of Mormon. It is in the book 2 Nephi, chapter 15 verse 25. During this point in the scriptures, the people have been very wicked. The Lord is angry with them because they have turned away from Him. But then in this verse it says "...for all this His anger is not turned away, but His hand is stretched out still." I know this is true. No matter what we do, our Savior will always reach for us. All we have to do is reach back and take His hand.

How I live my faith

In a high school of 1800 teenagers, I am one of about 40 members of the church. That's a 1:45 ratio. With those numbers, the members in our school really stand out. Teachers and fellow students see our example and know that we believe some things differently than most people. They are impressed with our knowledge of our beliefs. Knowing that there are always eyes on me, I strive to be the best example I can. My best friends, not of my faith, notice even the small things like the way I dress and language I use. At times it's hard to not be like everyone else, but I know that my example is a blessing for myself and others.