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Hi I'm Rachel

I'm a college student. I'm an oldest child. I'm an aspiring Speech-Language Pathologist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of four children. My family means everything to me; I love them with all my heart, even when they get on my nerves. I am a college student studying to be a Speech-Language Pathologist. I love helping people. I currently work as a Librarian when I am not in school. I love to read and share my enthusiasm of reading with others.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was born into The Church, I have not always had a testimony of my own. Growing up, trusting in the faith of others was enough, but as I got older I knew I needed to know for myself if this was really the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and if the teachings of The Church were true. When I was 13 years old I wanted to know if God really loved me. I remember one Sunday, locking myself in the bathroom for hours, praying to receive an answer with none forthcoming; I did not want to leave my knees until I had an answer to my question. After a while my mother started to worry about me and asked if she could come in and talk to me. I will never forget that discussion. She showed me a conference talk (from the last General Conference) that was about receiving answers to prayer. It said that answers to prayer do not always come all at once as flashes of instant understanding, but that more often they come slowly--"line upon line, precept on precept, here a little and there a little" (Isaiah 28:13, 2 Nephi 28:30). In my 13-year-old heart I tried my best to have faith that God would answer my prayer in His own time. One day a few months later (after praying each night to know if Heavenly Father loved me or not), I realized I knew! I knew that Heavenly Father loved me! As I have continued on in my life that knowledge has made all the difference.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day in little ways, from striving to have clean thoughts to serving others. Though I am not perfect, I try to be a good example to my younger siblings and others. I have an ongoing goal to be a little bit more Christ-like every day.