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Hi I'm Rebecca Judd DeGraw

Happily married, born and raised in St. George, Utah. Come from a large loving family of 15, 3 adopted from Africa. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a student at the beautiful college of Brigham Young University Hawaii. It's truly a blessing to have the opportunity to further my education at such a breath-taking, fun, and culturally diverse college. I have always dreamed of becoming an Elementary School teacher, so I have decided to go into this field at college. I played volleyball and basketball in high school and I love participating in any kind of outdoor activities or sports. I also have many other hobbies. I enjoy an occasional sing in the shower, painting, drawing, creating, love fashion, eating yummy food, and serving others. No matter the activity, I basically will enjoy it as long as I am doing it with my those I love- friends and family. My family members have always been the most important people in my life. They are truly my best friends and I love them so much. I come from a very supportive and loving environment of people who care for me- I am truly blessed. When I was around the age of 14, my family decided that we desired to adopt children from Ethiopia, Africa. My parents were able to go over there to the orphanage and that's when we received 3 beautiful children into our large family. Now we have 15 members in my family, all sealed in the temple for eternity. Life could not possibly better be.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Judd family in the small city of St. George, Utah in 1991. I was blessed to be born under the covenant into a loving family of faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. At a young age I didn't fully understand the importance of being able to have the full knowledge of the gospel in my life. I would go to church, ward activities, participate in service projects, participate in family prayer, scripture study, and family home evening, and I loved doing all these things, but it hasn't been until recent that I have more fully been able to appreciate the principles of the gospel. As I have chose to live the gospel, "line upon line, precept upon precept" I have come to feel the loving hand of Heavenly Father in my life. I realize now that he is a loving father who wants the best for his children here upon the Earth. He is real. He is ALWAYS there for us. He knows us all by name, he knows our desires, hopes, dreams, failures, and regrets in life. I am Mormon because I cannot imagine living without the peace that the gospel brings in my life. My soul is at peace as I more fully come to the understanding of the basic principles of our gospel. Having the knowledge of a loving Heavenly Father who hears and answers my prayers, of a loving brother- Jesus Christ who suffered for my sins so I could return to him, the restoration of the fullness of the gospel upon the Earth through the young prophet Joseph Smith, having a latter-day prophet who leads and guides our church today, the promise of an eternal family, the wonderful opportunity to serve others and become closer to Jesus Christ- all of these reasons and so many MORE are why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Ever since I was a child, I have chose to not only believe in the principles of Jesus Christ, I have chose to live by them. I have had the opportunity to participate in the Young Women program and receive my Young Women Recognition and medallion. I have served in many callings: Young Women 1st, 2nd, and 3rd counselor, as a Primary Chorister, as a Family Home Evening coordinator, and also as a visiting teacher. I know that all of these opportunities to serve have helped me live my faith, but also helped me BUILD this faith in the process.