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Hi I'm Rebecca

I'm a Mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, but I chose to be a stay home mom. My husband and I have been married for 12 years. We have 6 children. I served for 8 years in the Missouri National Guard and was awarded the Army Commendation Medal. I teach piano. I love to read and sew when I have spare time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Both of my parents and their families have been members for generations. I have ancestors who joined the church in it's very beginning-immigrating from England and Denmark to join the Saints in Utah. As a teenager, it became important to me that I was going to church because I knew it was true, and not just because my parents took me there. I read and studied the Book of Mormon and the Bible. I asked friends of other faiths about their beliefs. I prayed and asked God if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was his true church. I felt his answer through the Holy Spirit in my heart and mind and I knew that this was indeed His true church. The gospel explains so many things that no other church's teachings can explain. I am glad to know that God continues to speak to us today as He did in times of old. I'm glad that His priesthood power is on the earth to bless me and my family. It gives me great comfort to know that our family is sealed for eternity and we will be together after this life, if we live worthy. I know God loves me and every person so much. I know Jesus Christ suffered and died and was resurrected to give each person, including me, the opportunity to repent of our sins and come unto Him. I have seen the Lord's hand in my life over and over again, as He guides me and helps me to become a better person.

How I live my faith

On Sundays I teach children in our ward the gospel of Christ. I teach them the Commandments. I teach them how to listen to the Holy Spirit. I teach them that God and Jesus Christ love them very much. I teach them that happiness comes through obedience to the Lord and repentance of sin. At home, I teach these things to my own children each day. I'm not perfect, but I do best to be an example of a believer in Christ. I try to be patient and kind. As a family, we read from the Book of Mormon and pray together each day.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are like other women. We are busy working, raising children and following our dreams. We worry, just like every woman does, that we are not everything that we could be for our families. We know we are equal with the men. In fact, we are treated with so much love and respect, we often feel that we are more privileged than men. We are encouraged to stay home with our children. We are also encouraged to be educated and prepared for whatever life may bring. I have never been made to feel inferior. Show more Show less