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Hi I'm Rebekah

I'm the oldest of three children, a college student, Gold Award Girl Scout, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi. I'm a college student who works full-time during the week. I spend time with my friends and boyfriend when I'm not studying or at work. I love science fiction and fantasy stories. In fact, I'm trying to write my own story! It's difficult at times but I still love being able to be creative. I also love photography, having starting taking pictures ten years ago. Developing the pictures, I create scrapbooks (books of memories). It's a passion of mine, but not as much as helping others and growing closer to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It's nice to meet you. Es un placer conocerte.

Why I am a Mormon

Since I was a young girl, I always said "Jesus, come into my heart" so that I could be a closer follower of His. However, even from such a young age, I felt that I was just 'going through the motions'. There was no 'zip' or 'zest' in my spiritual life. In my high school year, I felt an urge to be baptized but it still didn't help me become closer to my Savior. After learning about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I read and prayed over what I was hearing (and what I read). It made sense and I felt that urge again in my life. It was a small voice saying "This is what I want for you. I want you to take this step." I did so and was baptized into this church. Though life is still tough and money is still tight, I feel better. I know that I am doing what my Heavenly Father wants of me. This is the largest change in my life and I know I did what was right. Such peace and joy fills my heart knowing what my Lord has done for me and knowing that I have decided to follow Him.

How I live my faith

I have only been in the church for a few months but I am a part of a wonderful family-based church. The members of the church are so wonderful and caring! I feel the love of our Savior through them as it radiates from them and permeates through the building. When I am there, I attend services ("meetings") with my spiritual family and it is awesome to be able to discuss with them. I learn so much from them and they help me grow deeper in understanding. Aside church, I read the Bible and the Book of Mormon to know what my Heavenly Father wants for me. It is through these words that I know how He wants me to act, why I should or shouldn't do something, and reminds me that all things are done in His time-line (not mine). For example: "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." (Proverbs 3:5 -6 ) In other words, trust Him (the Creator, the Savior, and our Heavenly Father) and He will help us on our way - make our paths easier to follow as we walk behind and alongside Him on our journey.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Rebekah
Absolutely not! He was a great man but we do NOT worship him. Just like great leaders of the past [Martin Luther King Jr., President Kennedy, Winston Churchill], he is greatly respected. Joseph Smith was actually directed by the Heavenly Father himself to help restore the church to its former glory. The church that was alive back in the days of the first Apostles (after Jesus' death) was to revive in the modern day so that the children of the Most High Lord could receive His blessings and so to follow Him as He wants, not by a church that is mainly influenced by the world's ways. If we worshiped Joseph Smith, our faith would be worthless because Joseph Smith is not God. We worship God, our Father, our Creator and our Lord, and Jesus Christ who is the Son of God. Worship is meant for God the Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ the Holy Son only. Show more Show less