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Hi I'm Rebecca

I love looking after my young family full time. My passion is family history research and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 33 years old and have always wanted to be a stay at home mother and feel so blessed that this dream has come true. I have four children and hope to have more. Becoming a great mum is my focus in life right now. I want to have a home where my children feel they can always come to my husband or I and know they will be helped, loved and respected. I teach piano to beginners, write a blog about my family history discoveries, and love watching sport on tv.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS church by parents who were converted shortly before they were married. I feel so grateful that they have taught me correct principles by which to live my life. There were times growing up when I worried about whether or not the church was true, or was I being lead into someting false or something I didn't understand. There were also times when I wanted a break from living our church standards but when I did it never brought me happiness. I am so grateful that I learnt from young age that Heavenly Father loves me. I learnt in my youth that Heavenly Father is aware of me as an individual - that knowledge brought so much light and hope into my life. I know that Jesus Christ is my Saviour and it is only through Him that I can return to live with my Heavenly Father. I'm so grateful for the gift of the Holy Ghost that guides me each day as I try to keep the Lord's commandments. I know without any doubt that Joseph Smith knelt in a grove of trees to ask which church he should join, and that God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him. I know that the Book of Mormon is an amazing book and it has literally saved my life by reading it each day. As a young mother I used to worry about raising my children in a world that isn't always a nice place to live in. However as my children have grown I have done what my parents did for me and started to teach them about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I can see in their lives that they love Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and now they have that knowledge for themselves I don't have to worry about them so much because I know they will be watched over. I know that true happiness comes by living the standards of the LDS church. It doesn't matter where we live, what clothes we wear, or what job we have. What matters most is that my husband and I love each other and love our children unconditionally just as God loves us unconditionally.

How I live my faith

At this point in time my assignment at church is Family History Consultant - yes my dream job! I love family history and it is my responsibility to meet with members of the congregation and help them to record the names of their ancestors and prepare those names for Temple ordinances. We believe that all of God's children are entitled to live with their families forever, ordinances performed in the Temple can provide this. However we also believe that each individual has the right to accept or rejected this opportunity in the next life. Helping people search for their dearly loved family members is such a rewarding experience. When people join our church it is often because they have found truth that brings them so much joy and it is only natural that they want to share that with their family who are living and also those who have passed away. Even outside the LDS church genealogical research is a very popular hobby with millions of people world-wide spending their own time and money to gather information on where they came from and who their ancestors were. It gives one a wonderful sense of belonging in the world.