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Hi I'm Rebecca

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a behavior analyst and speech-language pathologist, which basically means I specialize in teaching children with autism. I've come to love my job which involves getting a very young child with autism to respond to people and to talk so that the child can interact with his/her family and learn in a classroom environment. I love to play sports. I grew up playing ball tag, keep away, wall ball, tennis, basketball, etc., with my family. My parents always made time to play with my brothers and I. I live with a great roomate. Between "institute" classes and social acitivities we both get to spend a good deal of time with friends each week. My dad was in the military so I've lived in a lot of places and had friends that are members of my church and many who are not. It's been great to be able to tell my friends about the way I live or what I believe. Questions very often come up. I like that young, single adults not familiar with the church can just come and enjoy the company of people their age at a church activity/outing as there is always something going on.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or a "Mormon" because I believe in the teachings of this church. I believe that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to a young Joseph Smith and that through subsequent visits from Heavenly messengers such as the apostles, Peter, James, and John, the Savior restored His Church to the earth, just as it existed during His earthly ministry. To believe that such a restoration took place, I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to Heavenly Father. I received a personal witness through a strong feeling or impression made on my mind and in my heart that what I read in the Book of Mormon was true. Like the Old and New Testaments, the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and explains why we are here and what will happen when we die. I live my life with a conviction that Heavenly Father loves me, is aware of me, watches over me, and has a plan for my life which will lead to my ultimate happiness if I am diligent each day in living according to the principles I've been taught.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by consistently trying to do good and to follow the example of the Savior. I believe anything that I do to serve others is pleasing to Heavenly Father and to my Savior. I have felt guided in my job. I know that Heavenly Father has guided me to be able to help parents and families of children with autism. I know Heavenly Father cares very much about families and wants them to succeed. I have met many parents of faith who are not members of my church, who pray and believe that their Heavenly Father watches over them. I don't really talk about my religion that much at work. However, my families frequently express to me that they pray and believe Heavenly Father is guiding them in their efforts to help their child. I believe they are right. Besides doing good within my job, I try to be my best for the sake of my own family- my parents and brothers- so that we can be blessed in this life and be together eternally in the next. Also, I have been called or assigned to many different duties within the church. Currently, I work with and teach girls ages 12 to 16. They are a fun group to work with- consistently optimistic and funny.