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Hi I'm Rebecca

I'm a mother. I'm an artist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! My name is Rebecca and I am the mother of a 5 year old daughter & a 4 year old son. I have a degree in art & I have worked as a graphic designer for many years. I served a mission to Argentina & I loved it. I grew up in Kansas & I have lived all over the U.S. including Virginia,Texas, and Utah. Family is very important to me & I am the oldest of 4 children. I have had a lot of life experiences that have shaped who I am. My son was born with a life threatening condition called Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia & spent his first 6 weeks in the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His life was hanging in the balance on a daily basis at first & it was then that I understood what it felt like to be prayed for. Hundreds of people were praying for my little family and I could feel it in a real and tangible way that I had never felt before. The hardest year of my life was last year. I was married in the Logan Temple to the love of my life in 2002. Last year we got divorced after many heart wrenching years. I am so grateful for the scriptures and for being able to know without a doubt that I am the beloved daughter of a Heavenly Father and that He knows what I am going through. Going through a divorce has been so traumatic and my heart goes out to anyone who has to experience it. I am excited for the future and I am so grateful for my children who keep me grounded and who pour out their love to me constantly.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized a member of the Mormon church when I was 8 years old. My parents are Mormons and their parents were Mormons. My mother served a mission to France and Switzerland and my father served a mission to Lebanon and Switzerland and my great grandparents served as mission presidents in Palestine. I grew up in a community where there were not very many Mormons so my decision to not drink was questioned and tested a lot during my high school years. I have never regretted sticking to that decision. When my husband left the Mormon church and became Agnostic my beliefs were challenged intensely. I read some books and other things that posed many questions and made me question what I believed on a new level. Through this experience I feel like I have come to new understandings that I personally could not have learned any other way. Although that time was a time of much confusion I will always be grateful for it because it strengthened my beliefs that God lives and He loves us SO much; that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world; that the scriptures are truly the word of God and can lead us on the path to ultimate happiness, and that we have living prophets upon the earth today.

How I live my faith

I teach Sunday School in my congregation. It has been a very rewarding experience because I have learned so much preparing for the lessons and I have also learned so much from the comments that class members share. I have also worked with the youth and the children in the past. I love the visiting teaching program in the church where I visit several women in my congregation and other women are assigned to visit me and look out for my needs. These women have become some of my dearest friends. I like to get involved in my community and I am involved with a safe house for children and a community garden.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

I can feel the love of my Heavenly Father by studying the scriptures more than any other way. I like to keep a study journal handy so I can record my thoughts as I study. For me, praying is when I talk to Heavenly Father, and studying the scriptures is how He talks to me. Show more Show less