Hi I'm Rebecca E. Johnson
I'm a wife, mother of 5 boys, work full time as a Physician Assistant, help in Scouting, I love the outdoors, and I'm a Mormon.
I'm a wife and I'm the mother of 5 boys. I work full time as a Physician Assistant in a busy family practice setting. I love what I do and the people I work with. My medical background started as a volunteer fire fighter, then EMT on a volunteer ambulance, then progressed to ER Technician before going back to school to become a PA. All of which happened after having my children. Balancing a career and family has been challenging but also rewarding. I volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America. I have been involved with either Cub Scouts or Boy Scouts most of my adult life. I also teach 2 medical courses at a University. Just until recently, I have also been teaching First Aid and CPR to our community. My hobbies include the outdoors; camping, canoeing, swimming. I love to watch movies with my family and go on walks, picnics, and vacations that allow us to explore. My husband and I home school one of our boys. Two are in public school and two have recently graduated from high school. One is serving an LDS mission. The other is going to community college. We are a close family and enjoy one anothers company and laughter.
Why I am a Mormon
Like many others, I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. However, it was in my early 20's that I became converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was drawn by the sweet music sung by little children while attending church. Their sweet voices brought a warmth to my heart that cannot be forgotten. Shortly after, my first son was born. I wanted him to be raised in a loving community that encouraged strong values, and the importance of family. Raising my children within an organization that accepts little children from the moment they are born, was important to me. As a mother and wife, I too needed to be filled with a sence of purpose. The LDS church has given me that purpose. I know who I am, where I came from, what I am doing now, and what to expect in the next life to come. As I teach the same values to my children, I feel that same warmth I felt so many years ago from the sweet voices of little children singing. They too, have expressed comfort as we live and discuss the gospel principals built on the foundation of Christ who is at the head of this church and great organization. There is nothing like it anywhere.
How I live my faith
In the past, I have been very involved with the younger children at church. Especially when my boys were young. I have been a teacher and also helped organize the teachers and making sure that the programs run smoothly and as outlined. I have also been heavily involved with Boy Scouts, sponsored by the LDS church. I have been a Sunday School teacher for youth and adults. I have been the medical director for girl's camp with 200 women and teenage girls. I have also been blessed to participate in canoeing and hiking trips for smaller groups of teenage girls. I was a music chorister for our ward. I can't sing, but I can sure swing my arm and lip sink really well! I now teach Seminary. This is a class that teenagers take every week-day morning at 6AM. We go into depth studying and learning the scriptures which helps us draw closer to our Savior. It's an amazing way to start one's morning! I enjoy what I do and even though I may not be very good at it sometimes, I learn as I go and have enjoyed the opportunity to grow. I am also a visiting teacher. I visit two, very special women each month. One elderly and one young. Each of them have special needs. It's great to be able to visit them and offer my support and service as needed. I have been able to learn a lot about them, the world they grew up in and have had earfulls of wonderful advice. I enjoy the time I get to spend with these great matriarchs. I live my faith daily, not just on Sundays or when it suits me. My patients know who I am and know of my values. My boys watch the example I live and often follow the same example. We read scriptures and say prayers daily, both individually and collectively. This helps me to charge my batteries daily and muttle through the manutia of life. It helps me to put a smile on my face and the joy it brings me shines through. People notice it and comment on it routinely. Because my faith brings me joy, I choose to live my life this way.