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Hi I'm Rebecca

I grew up in Georgia, USA. I am a wife and a mom. I work with special needs high school students. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom and a wife. I have been married for 13 years. I have a wonderful and loving husband who helps me to be better everyday. I love to travel with my family and to see new places. I also love to read novels, scrap booking, and quilting. I work as a paraprofessional/teacher's assistant in the local high school with special needs students. I enjoy my work and helping the students to learn and succeed in school. I also have a chronic illness called Ulcerative Colitis. Even though I have a chronic illness that has changed my life, I try not to let it control my life. My work helps me to remember how much I have been blessed.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up as a Latter-Day Saint, I made the choice to stay in the church when I was a teenager. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed about the truthfulness of it as scripture. I felt in my heart that the Book of Mormon was true scripture. In my late teens, my parents divorced. My heart was broken as my family was torn apart. It was my faith that pulled me through this difficult time in my life. As I continued to live my faith, my heart healed and I was able to gain direction and understanding in my life. Later in my life, I began to face some major health problems. After many tests, I was diagnosed with an intestinal disease called Ulcerative Colitis. I was devastated with the major changes this made in my life. I was no longer able to do all the many things I loved to do. I prayed many times that I could just be cured, but I came to understand that the Lord had a plan for me. I received the answers to my prayers in the Book of Mormon. I learned strength and faith as I continued to read the Book of Mormon. I learned that anything I might be going through, I could find the answers in the stories of the men and women in the Book of Mormon. This book helped me to stay close to my Savior and give me the strength I needed to face the challenges of my life. I also know that the Lord has called a Prophet on the Earth to help us. As I was really struggling with my disease a few years after I was diagnosed, our Prophet and President of the church asked every member to read the Book of Mormon again, in a five month period of time. As I did it, I gained help and insight that helped me deal with the problems of my disease that I was facing at that time. I knew the Lord had heard my prayers and answered them through His Prophet. This is truly the Lord's church and gospel on Earth.

How I live my faith

As a family, we read the Book of Mormon or Bible and pray every night. I also work with our women's organization to teach and organize events that help strengthen our women in faith and knowledge. I have also worked in our children's church as a teacher and leader. One of my favorite callings has been a Cub scout leader. I love the energy and fun in the scouting program. I also enjoy being able to visit with other women in a program called "visiting teaching". I enjoy discussing scriptures and the gospel with my friends and family. I also work in my community helping those who need a little more understanding and love. I love being able to show them their worth as a person and a student. Sometimes when I am struggling with a student, I remember that this person is also a child of God and this helps me to take a different perspective and help that student in need. I also read and study the scriptures everyday. I also listen to General Conference talks while I get ready for work most mornings. This helps me with my every day problems and gives me better insight on how to be a better person. I have found that I am calmer and happier as I focus on the blessings of my life.