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Hi I'm Rachel

Grew up in Idaho, I am studying Exercise Science at BYU, and I love doing triathlons!

About Me

I am a student at Brigham Young University studying Exercise Science- my plan is to obtain a PhD in physical therapy. I am a certified nursing assistant (CNA) so I work at a nursing home with Alzheimer's and Dementia patients during the summers. I have been called to serve a mission in New Hampshire so I will be taking a break from these things to serve the Lord and teach people about His Gospel, and I am so excited to do that. In high school I participated in cross-country and track. Now in college I'm a member of the triathlon team. I love to run, bike, swim, hike, camp, ride ATV's, raft- pretty much anything outdoors or physical. I am the second oldest of four kids, and I also have eight step siblings added in the mix. I have an amazing family and love them so much.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who both had strong testimonies of the Gospel. They were very great at teaching me about the Gospel, encouraging me to go to church every Sunday, and helping me to gain my own personal testimony. My parents have never tried to force anything on us kids, so it was my personal choice to continue living the Gospel as a Mormon after I moved out. The reason I continued was because I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. I have experienced the hope and peace the Gospel has brought me at the lowest times in my life, I have seen the happiness and unity being members of the Church has brought my family, I have felt my character grow and strengthen with the teachings of my church leaders, the prophet and his apostles, and the scriptures, and I have felt the comfort of knowing my purpose in this life. I know that being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only way I could have experienced these amazing feelings and many more, and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

All my family I live with are active members of the church so it has been easy to develop routines of living the Gospel together. Our family routines were having family prayer every night before bed, praying together before every meal, having family home evening every week, having family Gospel study (either reading the scriptures, General conference talks from our church leaders, or my dad's mission journals), and attending church every Sunday together. When I moved out and went to college I had to develop my own personal routines since I did not have my family living with me anymore. I made goals to pray every morning and night, pray before each meal, read the Book of Mormon every day, attend church every Sunday, and to devote Sunday to learning about the Gospel and refrain from doing any school work. I will say it wasn't easy to make a routine for all these things, but as I did I saw incredible blessings in my life.