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Hi I'm Reghan Flake

I grew up in Payson, Arizona. I love sports. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old and currently attend Mesa Community College at Red Mountain. I am deciding between 3 things to major in (Physical Education, Occupational Therapy, or Behavioral Science). Right now I am a provider for Guthrie Mainstream Services. I LOVE my job. I work with children and teens with disabilities. The purpose of this job is to assist the clients in school work, teach them habilitation skills, keep them clean and happy, play games and do activities together, and most importantly be a responsible, trusted best friend to them. My clients and I are very close. Spending time with them as a friend and not just a provider is a very enjoyable thing for me. I played volleyball and softball in high school. Court volleyball is definately my favorite but I also like playing on sand volleyball teams. Right now I am on a co-ed city league softball team. When I was younger, I was in choir and also participated in several plays and musicals in my junior high school years. As a senior in high school, I was involved in the spring high school musical as well as a few service clubs. After graduating in 2010, I moved out of my parents house to start college and find a new job. I have 2 younger brothers, 1 younger sister, and one older sister who is married. My parents were married in the Mesa, AZ temple (as well as my sister). I have one dog named Rusty who still lives back home with my family. My home is a blessing and I love my beautiful family!

Why I am a Mormon

First of all, I was raised in the church and exposed to the gospel when i was born into my family. My whole family is Mormon and that is why I was acquainted with the church. But knowing of this gospel and knowing it is true are two separate things. I didn't TRULY live the gospel until I knew that it was true. In all honesty, before I had my own testimony, I was practicing Mormonism because it was habit, because I knew it was a good thing, and because my parents wanted me to. After growing up and maturing, I asked myself why I spend so much time with the gospel. As I continued living the gospel, my testimony developed with time and experience. Testimonies are a precious knowledge of the gospel that have to be developed personally but can be influenced by things and people. As soon as I gained my own testimony, I knew there was no way I couldn't be a Mormon and there was no way I could live without the church. However; being "perfect" in the gospel is impossible for all of us. We all make mistakes of course, and struggle through bad habits and trials. After dealing with something of this nature myself, and constantly knowing I needed to make a change in my life and then making that change, was when I had no doubt in my mind that God is real and that the atonement can save us and turn us around in a direction that the Lord wants us to go. I learned the hard way, but because of this problem and how I solved it, I was able to strengthen my testimony and develop a stronger relationship with the Lord. I can't turn back now, for I know that my life is so much better when living the standards and living up to my title as a Mormon. The Lord has reassured me through his blessings and tender mercies that when I keep his commandments, and stand as a witness of his gospel, my life is more enjoyable and realistic. Being a Mormon gives purpose to my life. It is something I am no longer ashamed of because I know it is the right thing.

How I live my faith

The best ways to live this faith is through service, example, and obedience. That is what this faith focuses on a lot. Our Savior Jesus Christ is the best and most perfect role model we have that portrays these three focuses. There are countless ways to follow him and that is what I try to do. I always enjoy participating in the church service opportunities. Because of the love I found for service through this, I have found ways to serve others outside of church functions and church-sponsored service opportunities. Service is service no matter when, who, or where. Being an example can be a challenge sometimes, because I am human and make mistakes. But for the most part, I try to portray myself as someone that follows high standards and is serious about my relationship with the Savior. Several important things that I am involved in require me to be a leader. This means in school, for my job, and for my calling in the church. In the church, I am on the Family Home Evening (FHE) Committee. Once a month I am in charge of my ward's lesson and activity for FHE. It can be a challenging and frustrating job, but I love it and know that the Lord blesses me when I obey and do everything I can to fulfill my calling. Obeying the Lord's will is a blessing not a restriction. I know that the best way to express my love in return to our Heavenly Father is to obey him. By obeying his will, I open up my life to his blessings. The standard's I hold which are encouraged by the church, are not always easy to live up to, but I have learned that as I obey and make righteous decisions I find myself happier and more successful.