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Hi I'm Ricole Michelle

Triathlons fuel my passion. Zumba challenges my stamina. The Gospel sustains me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a triathlete. The components of triathlons (i.e. swimming, cycling and running) explain my thoughts about me. The way I swim helps others to understand how I approach adversity. Dark and murky water often hinders my vision from the buoys throughout the course. I push through and keep focused on the markers of the race. Life tries to mask my vision of eternal goals and potential, yet I push through the masking fog and overcome adversity. The way I cycle conveys how I prepare for the future. The bike no longer travels straight if I look back at the road behind me. The only way to go faster and increase motivation are to look at what's to come down the course. My life seems to go easier as I look further down the 'road' with an eternal perspective. The way I run exemplifies how I teach and impact others lives. I lift my legs when they are tired. I keep my chin raised in determination. I lift the tired spirits of friends and strangers. I teach others to raise their heads in determination to be the one to change for the better.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have been for my whole life. As I grow older, I have not only come to embrace the church, but also the everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ. I have come to know my Savior. I have come to love Him, trust Him, and obey Him. He is my brother and my friend. We share a very special bond. Without Him I am nothing, and with Him, because of Him, and through Him, I can become perfect and whole. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ because I love Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith as I try to emulate the example of my Savior in all that I do. I serve as a ward missionary and strive to see his children through the eyes of their Father. I try to love them, serve them, and teach them as Christ Himself would do if He were here. I know that is what He wants me to do and I am trying my best to do that. I live the gospel as I prepare for, make and keep the sacred covenants I have made at baptism and in the holy temple. I live the gospel as I share the happiness that I have with others.