What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Rebekah

Since I haven't been blessed with children, I tell people I gave my children away because the cats were allergic. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a girly tomboy who grew up in farm country. I am the youngest and the only girl of 4 children. I have never been able to have children, so I am the most sought after babysitter. I am very inquisitive and love to learn. I feel deeply and laugh and cry much. I am a "take me as I am; salt of the earth; comfortable in my own skin" type of person. I am a self proclaimed nerd who likes Star Trek, but also loves Jane Austen. I love to try new foods, yum! I am a pie baking extraordinaire. I love roller coaster rides, but I don't like when people drive crazy fast! One day I would like to bungee jump, skydive and take a hot air balloon ride. I go "hunting" each fall to enjoy the camping. I am not a fan of spiders, but October is the only month I give them sanctuary in my home, since it adds to the seasonal decor :-). I am a daughter, sister, wife, friend, teacher, and a cardiac ECG enthusiast. My currant goal in life is to fulfill my mother's threat of, "one day I hope you have a daughter just like you". Yes, that would be absolutely wonderful.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young, I had many questions about God. Everyone knows I am not afraid to ask questions. So I asked anyone who I thought had the answers. Answers came from many different faiths, but it was the answers from the Latter-day Saint missionaries that felt right to me. I didn't know how to explain it to my family, but it was a deep feeling in my soul that this was the church I should join and I knew what they taught was truth. It was a big decision to make at 14 years old. At the time it was not an easy decision to make. Only my mother supported my decision to be baptized. Even now I am the only member in my family. Joining this church has been the pivotal moment of my life. I am a better person because I try to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. I would not be the person I am today, living the life I lead or married to the man I love, if I did not join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ are interwoven into who I am. You cannot separate it from me. I strive to live my faith every day of my life. I'll be honest, sometimes the pressures of life push me down and it almost seems too much to keep on trying. I then think of my Savior and realize He never gave up on me so I can't give up on me either. I may not understand what the Lord has in store for me, but my faith in His love for me allows me to get back up on my feet and try again. I was never told that following Jesus Christ would be easy, but I can tell you that for me it has been so worth it!!

How I live my faith

I love being a teacher. I have taught children from 1 1/2 years old to 18 years old. I have been a Cub Scout Den Mother. I have worked as a cook for the girl's summer youth camp. I currently teach the adult women one Sunday a month. Every month I visit women from church and bring a small gospel message to share. Most of the time we visit and discuss any subject in the world today. It is important to me that we are friends and to be honest and genuine in my interactions with them. I live my faith every day. I live it in how I act, dress, think and talk. I live it by what I choose to listen to, watch and read. I live it by every choice I make. I share with my co-workers, family and friends the activity ideas I have planned for the youth group and the cool things I learned at the last women's activity night. I try to search for the good in others and to see them as my Heavenly Father sees them. I guess you could say that I try to live my life as it says in the scriptures, but also how it was stated so perfectly by the Beatles, "all you need is Love".