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Hi I'm Rebecca

I'm a designer and developer. I'm an aunt to the cutest two kids in the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a front-end web developer for an advertising agency. I love art and food, and reading books that make me think, analyze, and wonder. I live a wonderful, happy, and fulfilled life. The earth is good.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church but that doesn't mean I haven't questioned it. I am a Mormon because I believe it is the most correct of all churches and that if I want to be a good person and return to my Father in Heaven, then being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will only help and develop that pursuit. I am a Mormon because I can feel the spirit of God at church activities and while discussing gospel topics. I feel peace in my life because of what I learn on Sundays and practice throughout the week.

How I live my faith

I always have a calling in the church, a responsibility to take care of something. Most recently I was a relief society president for our women's organization. I learned more about my neighbors than I thought was possible. I discussed their life, their goals, and their purpose of being at college and what they hoped to obtain from their experiences. I loved being able to chat and have them share their hearts. One of the neatest things about being a member of the church is the opportunity to have callings. You are asked if you can serve in some capacity and then it is your duty to be proactive and do your assignments. You get to be stretched in so many ways and understand perspectives that had never made sense before. I hope that I truly do live my faith through my church service and that I have influenced the lives of my brothers and sisters inside and outside of the church.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Rebecca
Only Mormons are allowed into temples because you have to have a recommendation from church authority to go inside (well actually anyone can be in the waiting room). To receive recommendation from a church authority, a member must answer questions about their personal worthiness and their feelings about service in the temple. When we go to the temple, we make promises with our Heavenly Father about the way we will behave everyday. We make these ordinances and then also do those ordinances as proxy for our family members who died and were not able to complete the promises. I know very little about the temple because I have only been in part of it. Even though I follow gospel principles, you must be at a certain point in your life where you can really accept what happens there and follow through on your promises. You must have enough accountability that you control the actions you make in your life. When I am ready, I can attend too. But it will take serious prayer and the permission of my church leaders. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Rebecca
I get pretty emotional just thinking about this question. The beauty of the earth and the goodness I get to experience everyday takes up a big chunk of my testimony. When I learn about new herbs, when I see the way that people of every race and social status respond to others in a natural disaster, when I hear my baby nephew try to say words or sing, when I see movies about people doing incredible things, and when I witness growth and healing, both physically and mentally, I can't deny there is a God. I don't remember most of what I learned in my college science courses. But I'll never forget the day we had a lesson about phyllotaxis, the way that plants grow in a spiral. Between my science and drawing courses, I spent more time trying to find the patterns in nature. There are more than I could have ever imagined. I know that God planned out every little piece of our earth. He thought about all the details and intricacies, and He helps us find their patterns so we will remember Him. I believe what Alma taught in the Book of Mormon "All things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth... and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator." (Alma 30:44) Show more Show less