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Hi I'm Rebecca

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Spanish teacher and current master's student. I've had several opportunities to travel abroad: to Spain, Holland, Bolivia... and I hope to continue to do so, not only to maintain my abilities for my profession, but to stay connected to our wonderfully diverse world. I love other cultures and learning about people all over the world. I believe that when we get to know individuals, we can come to better understand how similar we are to each other. That's the way to make this world better, and that's what I strive to do everyday.

Why I am a Mormon

I had good friends who shared the Book of Mormon with me. I wasn't really looking for a new church, but I was intrigued by this new book and started to read it. It took me a while, and it wasn't an overnight, miraculous experience; but the more I read it, the more sense it made to me, and the more I wanted to learn about it. I also watched my Mormon friends and their families, and I was impressed by how happy they were. It almost seemed unreal to me. I was always amazed at their kindness and wholesomeness, and I as I started to attend church with them, I realized that a lot of that had to do with what they were learning during their Sunday meetings. Eventually, I had to know for myself, so I started meeting with the missionaries and praying more. And over time, I realized that I had learned so many things that I would never be able to forget. They had become too important and too influential on my life. I decided I should be baptized, and that is the most important thing I have done in my life.

How I live my faith

As a young single adult, I try to serve in ways that are meaningful to me in my current situation. I attend a young single adult unit and serve as the leader of the woman's organization, known as Relief Society. My ward is a bilingual, Spanish/English young single-adult ward, which has allowed me to work with individuals of many different backgrounds. I know that as individuals come together and participate in positive activities, we can strengthen each other and help each other to become better. I love going to church with others who are single and around my age. I learn a lot about how I can better live the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life by listening to others and discussing those things that are important to us young adults.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

As a Mormon woman and convert, I can tell you without reservation, that joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has helped me grow and improve my talents in ways that no other organization has. I have given countless talks in church, I have led various organizations within the Church, and I have been treated for the most part as an individual who is respected and who has something to contribute. I have been able to develop many of my talents, and I am very grateful for that. I also appreciate the words of our church leaders, who always promote the partnership and equality of men and women both in the family and in the Church itself. Show more Show less