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Hi I'm Rebecca

I love people and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a school social worker. I love hiking the mountains, camping, painting watercolors, singing in my car, and playing the piano. I love to read books. I like cooking new things. I speak Italian and Spanish because I lived in Europe for a couple of years. I love getting to know people from different cultures and really love watching old funny movies.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I choose to be. My parents taught me the gospel of Jesus Christ from a young age but I remain in this church because I know for myself it is true. I read the Book of Mormon before I was eight years old and I know it's true. I know God answers my prayers and He is real. He has answered so many of my prayers that I could never doubt it. I also have a very strong belief that my Savior truly gave His life for me and suffered not only my sins but also my pains, sicknesses, sorrows, and hard/sad moments in life (see Alma 7:11-13 in the Book of Mormon).

How I live my faith

I live my faith in my actions towards others and the way I treat them. I know we are all God's children and He loves all of us. I try to follow my Savior's example in everything I do. I reach out to those around me and serve my community through various service projects. I'm currently volunteering with a group of kids teaching an art class that is a lot of fun. Right now, I volunteer as an usher in a new temple (house of God) that hasn't been dedicated yet- so anyone can visit. I also volunteer in my ward (local congregation) as the "Strengthening Committee Co-Chair" by helping members become self-reliant physically, mentally, and spiritually. I've organized speakers/presenters to help ward members with emergency preparedness and other various topics. In the past I have volunteered helping young women, babysitting, playing the piano, canning food, quilting, singing in choir, etc. I also enjoy visiting teaching-meaning I visit a couple of sisters monthly to learn from them, serve them, and share our faith with each other. I attend church meetings weekly to partake of the sacrament, remember my Savior, and renew the promises I made when I was baptized. I also follow the prophet's teachings and love listening to him and the modern apostles speak during General Conference (broadcasted worldwide twice a year). I trust in God and know that He guides me when I turn to Him in prayer.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

The difference between attending church and the temple is similar to the difference between attending school and the university. In order to attend the university, one must first learn the elementary basics in school. Anyone can enter a church and anyone can also enter the temple but it'll take preparation. Also, the temple is the Lord's house and the church is just a meeting house. Show more Show less