Rebecca: Mormon.

Hi I'm Rebecca

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).

Personal Stories

In what ways have your prayers been answered?

Sometimes my prayers are answered "Yes" and sometimes "No" or "not yet". The majority of the time I feel like my prayers are answered as an "It's up to you, I trust you". I know God has sent me these answers in many ways. Some people have dreams/visions but most of the time I get my answers through the Holy Ghost. Sometimes it's a clear warning or persistent thoughts in my head or strong undeniable feelings. Sometimes it just feels right and then the more I follow my decision, I look back and realize it was the right thing to do. It's a lot easier for my to describe when the answer is "no" or "don't go there"... because it's like this big feeling of dread, uneasiness, uncertainty and I double guess/doubt myself more often. Other people have also answered my prayers. I read in the scriptures every day and sometimes it's as if God is speaking directly to me through them. I have also had people randomly visit or say things that have changed my perspective, prepared my for something God has in mind, or helped me find my way.

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.