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Hi I'm Rebecca

I'm a daughter, sister and friend. I'm six feet tall. I absoutly love life and, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family where my mom is a member and my dad wasn't. He converted back in 2000. He has always given me a perspective on life that comes from his life outside the LDS faith that I truly appreciate. They are both engineers and I only have brothers, so we're not too touchy-feely. While my family is in Michigan, I am going to school at BYU Idaho. It's funny, because this is the last school I ever wanted to attend growing up, but things change. I love it here and wouldn't transfer for the world. I'm very independent, and very logical. Growing up, I got a lot of questions about how my faith worked with this. My friends didn't see why a person like me would have any interest in religion. Honestly, that's an easy question. A full understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ does not compete with who I am. It completes it, and makes it better. I didn't grow up with a lot of other LDS people, so questions were normal for my day to day life. While I love my school, I look forward to living around nonmormons again. Some would ask from time to time, "Are my questions bothering you?" but honestly I loved them. I also love being around different people. It lets me lean new things.

Why I am a Mormon

It would be a bold faced lie to claim my belief's did not come from my mother teaching them to me when I was a child. However, as I grew older, both of my parents encouraged me to find things out on my own. They gave me little to no rules, and encouraged free expression of thought. They wanted it to be my choice, not theirs, on what faith, if any, I choose to believe. I went to church with them, and I went to other's with my friends. I always was able to see things I believed wherever I went, but I had so many questions, and those only ever seemed to be adequately answered while at the LDS church. I honestly always had a deep spiritual connection with Mormonism. Then, once in High School, I started attending early morning seminary. If I was to really be a member of this church, than I should know it's doctrines in a deeper way. There, my testimony grew. I became know as "Becca the Mormon" at school, and I did not mind one bit. It was true. I am a Mormon because this is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. It is the truth and the only way I can return to my Father in Heaven. The Book of Mormon is inspired, as are all God's prophets. This is not a new church. It is as old as Adam and Eve. Christ lives and He loves all, individually. Having a relationship with my Heavenly Father and my Savior means more to me than anything on this earth. I'm a Mormon, because this is God's work.

How I live my faith

Every day I ask myself, "What can I do today to be a better person?" Maybe it's helping my roommates, or maybe it's serving at the local food bank. There's so many diffrient ways that are little that make conquering the task of becoming more Christ-like more possible. I love staying involved. Right now, since I'm at college, I'm finding ways to volunteer on campus. Helping other students feel important is such an amazing experience. One of the best feeling is knowing that you helped another person feel like they matter and someone cares about them. Everyone deserves to feel loved. I'm about to graduate, and plan on going in to a career with Public Relations. I hope to use this as a tool to help people communicate with one another. I knowing that since Christ first loved us, we must live Him, and love all our fellow human beings. While I'm no where near perfect, the thing I want to show others most, like I said, is that they are loved. I hope that teaching others about Christ can bring that into their lives.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Rebecca
Family's are amazing, or at leat they have the potential to be. They are beautiful and can provide us a safe haven. I know that those who were lost to us can be found again. Show more Show less