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Hi I'm Rachel

I grew up in a family of four girls, I'm an outdoor lover, runner, soccer player and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a family of 4 girls who I consider my best friends, with the greatest parents to raise us!! I feel extremely blessed to be able to say I come from a family who loves me enough to teach me to be a hard worker. I've had the opportunity to work as a lifeguard, head-guard, swim instructor, and adaptive swim lessons supervisor at the my neighborhood recreation center. Along with my work at the recreation center I also worked as a physical therapy aide at a local office, RPT. I LOVE being outside and playing sports. I played soccer competitively for over 8 years, and I am continuing my love for soccer by coaching a competitive eleven/twelve year-old girls team. During my free time I love to be with people! I often to drag my younger sister on long but gorgeous hikes close to our house in the Herriman mountains. I will never turn down a chance to go swimming, long boarding, bridge jumping, hiking or any other fun adventures. I graduated from Herriman high school in 2016 with a 4.0 GPA. I look forward to attending the University of Utah in the Fall 2018 semester, following my LDS mission service. Words can't describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to serve the Lord in the Porto Portugal mission. I already adore the people in Portugal and can't wait for October 26th, when I can begin preaching the gospel in the Portuguese language!

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has shaped my life. I feel so grateful to have standards and beliefs that drive my every decision. I grew up with the gospel, and was consistently taught by my parents and church leaders. They taught me not only the truth, but how to find truth for myself. As I read the Book of Mormon and Bible followed by prayer, I got a sound answer directed specifically to me: I already know the gospel of Jesus Christ is true. I have felt and seen Heavenly Fathers hand in my life countless times. I know the joy I feel everyday comes from living and loving the gospel. I'm a Mormon because I love my Savior Jesus Christ. Through Him I know I can live again in a resurrected and perfect body. Through Him I know I can repent and find forgiveness that brings me indescribable peace. Through Him I know I will be able to live with my family for eternity. Through Him I know I can find true happiness that will outlast any trial or hardship and will continue on for eternity. Through Him I know I can become someone I never could have become on my own. I'm a Mormon because I know Jesus Christ lives and loves me, and if I but love Him back and continue to live His gospel I can return back to Him and my father in heaven to dwell in peace and happiness for eternity.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday by putting a smile on my face! People around me know who I am and what I stand for. Although I'm not perfect, I try my very hardest to say my prayers every morning and night so I can be blessed with the spirit. And even when my eyes can barely stay open I try my hardest to read the wonderful scriptures every night. But in everything I do, whether church-related or not, I strive to recognize the Lord's hand and try my hardest to do what the Savior would do. I have found through service I can show my faith and love for the Savior. The service opportunities I've had has brought me so much joy and understanding. I have chosen to do service on my own free time. During my senior year in high school I had the chance to crochet hats to send to hospitals for the cancer patients. This not only gave me a chance to relax and do something I love, but have the reassuring knowledge that I'm making a difference in someones life. Last, I've had many opportunities to serve in church callings. I served as a leader over my peers for many years, I planned activities, lessons, and service projects for the girls my age. I am now currently serving as a teacher for 4 and 5 year old children, teaching them the simple but miraculous truths of the gospel. Last, I strive to live my faith by sharing it. I hope by my words and example, others around me can find the desire to know the same truths I know.