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Hi I'm Rebecca

I'm a mover, a traveler, a deep-thinker. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived in three countries, three continents, and two islands. I absolutely love learning about various cultures and people and finding commonalities between us, and having continued appreciation and respect for our differences. I'm so grateful for the opportunities Heavenly Father has given me to be able to grow in these areas. Life is pretty wonderful.

Why I am a Mormon

My biggest desire is to make a difference in people's lives and to do what my Heavenly Father would have me do. I love Him so much and I know that He loves each and every one of us. I'm so grateful for the atonement of Jesus Christ, and that I can have an eternal family. I know I'll see my loved ones who have passed on, again someday. I know that prayer is a powerful tool we can use to communicate with our Father in Heaven and that He hears and answers us. I know that the Book of Mormon is an inspired book from God and as I read it I find counsel and guidance to apply in my life and my life is blessed. I love the gospel, and the person that it helps me to be. I know that Joseph Smith was an inspired prophet of God, and that Thomas S. Monson is the prophet today.

How I live my faith

In a previous ward I was the choir director. It was a wonderful way to serve! Music is such a powerful tool that brings a great spirit to our church meetings.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Rebecca
I know with all my heart that Thomas S. Monson is the modern prophet of our day and that he guides us according to God's will. Show more Show less

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

Rebecca
Temples are not the same as a church. Temples are where we perform sacred ordinances such as sealings for time and all eternity (ie weddings) and baptisms for the dead. After a temple is dedicated, only "worthy members" of the LDS church are allowed to go inside. A worthy member is someone who follows commandments necessary in order to attend the temple. Some of these include, being a full-tithe payer, obeying the word of wisdom (no tea/coffee, drugs, or alcohol), being chaste, and if you are married not abusing your spouse or children. Anyone is welcome to visit the temple grounds (many temples even have visitor centers) and prior to being dedicated visitors may attend open houses. After a temple has been dedicated however, only baptized and qualified (a.k.a. worthy) members of the church are allowed to enter. Show more Show less