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Hi I'm Rebecca Mahooty

I am a wife, a figure skating coach, I live in Tennessee and I am a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Rebecca Mahooty, most people call me Becca. I was born into the LDS church and have been an active member my whole life. My father was a former Baptist and my mother was a mormon; eventually my father joined the church and they were sealed in the temple, then they had all of us, the four kids. I am a wife to a wonderful husband of mine, he is also a member of the church. We are planning to be sealed for time and all eternity soon. I currently attend a community college and I am 18 years old. I have a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and I try to live my life to the best of my ability. I love my Savior and wish to share his ever-enduring love to his children.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? This is a very interesting question. My younger self would've said, " I am a Mormon because I have a testimony and because my family raised me in the church." However, this is not the case; I think a lot of people assume that people who were born into the church just follow after their family and remain a member, however I know this is false, for me at least. Yes, I was born in the church- Yes, I am still an active member, but no- it is not because of my family. There are times in life where spirituality is tested and sometimes that might result in people changing religions or holding fast to the religion. However, what I am trying to say is; there seems to be a time in everyone's life where you ask questions and wonder about your own personal spirituality and beliefs- it's a time where you want to know what is right and true to you. I have personally experienced this in my life and I will tell you that I have concluded that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the church that makes the most sense to me and I know that it is true. I began reading the entire Book of Mormon in high school, I had tried before then, but never read through. The Book of Mormon is not a replacement for the Bible, in fact we study the Bible a lot, but the Book of Mormon is another Testament of Jesus Christ from many ancient people on the American Continent. I wanted to know what the Book of Mormon stood for myself and if I believed it fully, so I annotated it in a journal of mine. This took me about a year. I prayed and asked Heavenly Father if the words of this book were true and if the 'Mormon' faith was right. It wasn't an immediate answer like I wanted it to be: YEAH REBECCA IT'S SO TRUE! It came to me as I read the Book of Mormon. I felt so strongly that the words I read and the people who wrote the words were real and true. I also felt the power and love of the Savior in the pages of that book. I am a Mormon because I have prayed and know it is true.

How I live my faith

How do I live my faith? I try to live my faith by standing as a witness for God to others everyday. In other words, I try to stand for what is right and speak up for my beliefs, even when my beliefs are being challenged. I strive to live my life the way the Savior has. Kind of like the little song, " I am trying to be like Jesus." I strive everyday to make that example in my life and be a Christlike person. I am not a perfect person, nor will I ever be, but I try my best to do what I know to be right in my actions and words. I pray for help and guidance everyday and I try my best to read my scriptures; I don't read them everyday, but I strive to. I guess my answer to this question is that I live my faith in accordance to what Christ would have me live. I strive to be Christlike in my manners and to be a voice of my faith throughout my life.

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Rebecca Mahooty
Unlike many church's our Bishop does not get paid for being our bishop. The tithing money goes towards things such as constructing a temple, chapel, or other buildings. It is also used for funding for the missionary program, education, temple work, and materials needed in church classes and organizations. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Rebecca Mahooty
Many people that I am associated with have asked me about this. Polygamy is not practiced in this church. as President Hinckley said: "This Church has nothing whatever to do with those practicing polygamy. They are not members of this Church.... If any of our members are found to be practicing plural marriage, they are excommunicated, the most serious penalty the Church can impose. Not only are those so involved in direct violation of the civil law, they are in violation of the law of this Church.” - Gordon B. Hinckley 1998 We do not practice polygamy in this church. Many people confuse my religion with some other religions that do practice plural marriage. However, the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not have plural marriage. I am married to one person and one person only, I don't have five other husbands and my husband doesn't have two other wives. We believe and practice monogamy. Show more Show less