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Hi I'm Rebecca.

I love to write and draw. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a sub-tropical climate, which explains my love of warm weather and good food. Though I lack a family of my own, I am very close with my parents, my siblings, and their families; Sunday nights and holidays to me mean getting together, laughing over something one of the kids said, and eating ourselves silly. Drawing and painting have always been one of my passions, a way for me to express myself and create something beautiful at the same time. During my teens, however, I discovered writing as a means of putting down all the stories I had been forming in my head over the years. (You can imagine my shock when I opened a fortune cookie that said, “You are a lover of words and will write a book”!) Though artwork will always be my first love, I eventually decided that I can work more quickly and easily with words than with paints and now strive to be a writer, preferably of fiction books or films.

Why I am a Mormon

Dad joined the Church as a young bachelor, Mom after she married Dad. They knew what life was like without the gospel and didn’t let us take it for granted. I remember waiting for my eighth birthday so I could be baptized. Of course at eight years old, I didn’t fully understand everything about baptism. But I trusted that what I’d been taught was right and earnestly felt I was doing what my Heavenly Father wanted. The following years had their rough and smooth patches – occasions when my desire to put God first in my life waxed and waned. I felt the bitterness of doubt and the sweetness of Spirit. Each experience only served to cement in my heart the knowledge that my Heavenly Father loved me and that living His laws would bring me complete happiness. Any doubts I ever had about the Church vanished while serving as a missionary in Canada. During those eighteen months, I spent every day trying to teach others the truths I had grown to cherish. I saw the gospel change people for the better, helped answer their questions and bring them some of the joy I’d known growing up, felt the Holy Spirit telling me that I was helping bring others closer to God. I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I’ve learned for myself that the Book of Mormon is true, that God spoke to a prophet in the 1800s, and has spoken to one since. Because I know who I am, where I came from, where I can go after this life, and what I need to do to get there.

How I live my faith

I've participated in the Church in various ways over the years: attending age-appropriate activities, serving as a girls' youth leader, and visiting other women from the congregation in their homes to befriend and teach them. Regularly attending church meetings, daily scripture study, and daily personal prayer help my testimony grow stronger. Most recently, I was able to serve as a missionary - eighteen months in Canada! Though no longer a full-time missionary, I'm still able to help the local missionaries by going teaching with them.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Thomas S. Monson, as of 2008 Show more Show less