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Hi I'm Rebecca Lynn

About Me

I joined the Church when I turned 18. Throughout my years in the Church I have never regretted joining. I am a mom of three beautiful children and have had a temple marriage for almost 30 years.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was growing up I attended a local Evangelical Church just about every Sunday. While they were able to answer my basic questions I always knew what I believed in and never questioned as to whether that Church believed in them also. It wasn't until my High School years that I started questioning their doctrine and the actions of their youth who were professed Christians. I didn't seek out the Mormon religion but was familiar with it becuase my next door neighbors were LDS. Their son who was my age would take me to the Church dances and leave me to fend for myself. I quickly had to make friends or stand to the side and watch it all happen around me. But it wasn't until the summer between my Junior and Senior year of High School that I really started listening to what the missionaries were saying. Despite my parents objections, I agreed to sit in on the missionary discussions and found out that the beliefs that I had known during my growing years were all those that the LDS faith held most dear. My savior Jesus Christ was alive and was the head of the Church. That I could live with eternal families and be able to have an eternal marriage not just while on earth. My parents didn't agree with my decision to be baptised so I had to wait until I turned 18. Over the years it has caused some rough times with my extended family members but no one has shaken my faith or made me wished to do it all over again. I know this Church is true with every fiber of my being. Without this Church I do not know where I would be today. The road I was headed down as a 17 year old girl was not one that I would wish on anyone. I have never regretted my decision to join this Church and rejoice every day that I have the Lord to comfort and guide me through all the trials this life brings to me and those in my family.

How I live my faith

I show my support by being involved with our cities activities. Whether it was to feed and house the survivors of hurricane Katarina or being part of our local PTA. I hold a current position of secretary in our youth program for our young women and am loving every minute of it.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Rebecca Lynn
Not all Members are required to serve a mission. If a young man of 19 or a young women over the age of 21 decides to serve a mission, they are counseled by their Church Leaders. If they have a strong testimony of the gospel and are living according to Church standards, then they are accepted into the mission program according to their faith and worthiness. There are times that there are older couples who serve. Those who are of retirement age or who don't have young children still at home are able to serve locally at the temple closest to them or even sometimes in the mission field far from home. However, all missions are voluntary and are served willingly and spiritually. Show more Show less