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Hi I'm Rebecca

I'm a wife and mother of three. I homeschool. I installed stoves in Guatemala. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife and mother of three. I'm going back to school and majoring in Spanish. I'm going to be homeschooling this year for the first time. I've been doing genealogy research. I enjoy learning just about anything, but especially scripture. I also love teaching others and doing service. This summer, I went to a village in the highlands of Guatemala with Hands for Peacemaking. We installed stoves in the homes of those precious people to replace open fires, which were causing health problems. I'm hoping to go again next year and bring my family.

Why I am a Mormon

My life completely changed for the better when my parents joined the church when I was five years old. My parents, who were involved in partying, suddenly became involved in wholesome activities. From my perspective, my mean parents became nice. I started to feel happy. I knew the church was a good thing for my family. I was so excited to get baptized and be a part of that. As I've grown in the gospel and invested more time and energy in developing a personal relationship with the Lord, I have found that true happiness comes from living close to Him. When I live the way He has taught, I am happier and feel His Spirit guiding me. Doing things like praying, studying scripture, and serving all of God's children the way He would brings happiness. The world tells us that happiness comes from getting ahead, becoming rich and looking good. But true happiness and beauty come from within.

How I live my faith

I am serving as a leader of the women's group in my ward. As leaders, we meet together often to discuss the needs of the women and families and how we can meet those needs. I organize quarterly activities for the enrichment of the women involving things like gardening, food preparation, finance, etc. My favorite job is serving as a visiting teacher, which means I visit a few women each month to check on them and give them a spiritual thought. I interpret church meetings in ASL for a deaf woman in our ward. I enjoy volunteering in the schools and with the local blood bank. I teach church members how to use software for their genealogy research and volunteer my skills seeing hypnotherapy clients when I have time.