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Hi I'm Mary Rebecca

I'm a rabid college football fan. I secretly love country music. I'm a Montana native trying to live in Arizona. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have two active and lively boys. I believe strongly in education and received both my Bachelors and Masters degrees; I hope to encourage my boys to love learning as much as I do. After working in higher education for seven years I left my career to raise my boys. Although it is by far the hardest job I have ever had, I get the joys of watching them dance in the rain and have pots and pans parades at noon. As a family we love to camp, travel, watch football and nicely but loudly disagree with the referees.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a loving and large Catholic family. Although I loved the church I struggled with parts of the doctrine and found it did not offer me the comfort I needed during hard times. I always knew wonderful LDS friends and many times went to activities with them. In college I had LDS roommates and often met with the missionaries. Although I liked what they were saying; I didn't want to change. I certainly did not want to disappoint my family. I often prayed to know if the church was true; but I never really asked with true intent. Being a little nerdy, I researched many churches, but never wanted to commit. One night, while traveling through Amarillo, Texas, I couldn't sleep. I sat on the floor of hotel bathroom and prayed with true intent; promising that if the answer was yes I would change and be baptized. The answer I received was so strong I could never deny it. My whole body responded with the truthfulness of the Gospel. I knew the Mormon Church was the true Church on the Earth. I told my Father the next day. I called the Missionaries the day after that. I love the Church. I love the Missionaries. I love how it has given direction to my life. I love how I can raise a family that I know can be together forever. It has not always been easy to be Mormon; but it has always been worth it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by raising two little boys to grow up to spread the Gospel, where we encourage mission work and sacrifice at a young age. I pray and read my scriptures daily, and try to live as I know I should. My family has weekly family nights where we learn about the Gospel and spend time together. I work with the youth in our congregation, and I hope I am helping them to grow closer to their Savior. Whether it is watching someone's kids or bringing food to the sick I hope I am living my faith by small and simple things. My husband and I often sing "I am a Child of God" to our children, so that they may know their divine potential.