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Hi I'm Rebecca

I am a third grade teacher, graduate student, and loving wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a happily married graduate student. Currently, I am finishing my masters thesis and love staying busy doing great things. One of these things includes teaching third graders. They are hilarious and I love spending day after day with them learning new things. When I'm not teaching and working on my thesis, I love to watch movies, read good books, spend time with my best friend (my husband), be out in nature, and going to all types of performances (e.g. ballet, ballroom dancing, broadway plays). Some talents that I would like to develop once my thesis is complete include playing the piano, drawing, and painting. I am six of seven kids and LOVE being an aunt. I think it's the best job...at least until I become a mother.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Growing up, my father was active duty in the US Air Force which meant that we moved, on average, every 2 1/2 years. That meant that we were continually leaving friends, homes, and any roots we had made. However, amidst all the change, there were two constants in my life 1) my family and 2) the church. Whenever it was time to move and we would whine about having to leave newly found friends, my mother would always say, "it doesn't matter where we go because the church is true everywhere. I came to know for myself that the church was and is true everywhere. No matter where we moved, there was a ward (congregation) with members waiting to welcome us there. No matter where we lived the same truths were taught and the same feeling of the spirit of God was always there. As I grew through adolescence and onto adulthood, I have help to this truth. I have also asked God to know that this church is true. Through the answers to my prayers, I know that this is the only living and true church of Jesus Christ. This knowledge has brought me such peace and pure joy. I know that you too can know for yourself what I know to be true.

How I live my faith

I have the privilege to teach in the Primary, which is the church's organization for children. Each Sunday, my husband and I teach lessons about the Savior using stories from the scriptures that we have prayerfully prepared. We love working with these young people. They have such great faith! I am also a visiting teacher. This means that I have the opportunity to visit with a few women in my ward (congregation). These visits are both social and spiritual. I love being able to share testimony with other women of my faith and building friendships.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

You can know if Mormonism is true just as I have done--read the Book of Mormon and pray to God to know if it is true. The Book of Mormon is tangible evidence that Joseph Smith was indeed called to be a prophet of God and that he was authorized to restore Christ's church. God will answer your prayer by the promptings of the spirit. What does that mean? You will know in your heart and it will make sense in your mind. God does not send you feelings of confusion, doubt, or fear. Look for feelings of peace, happiness, and joy. Show more Show less