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Hi I'm Rebecca

Maryland raised. Utah educated. Italy bound. Mormon missionary.

About Me

I am a missionary! For a year and a half, I am a full-time representative of Christ. That means that all day, every day, I volunteer all my time to preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of northern Italy, and it is the best job in the world. Before the mission, I was a student at Brigham Young University, where I plan on graduating with a degree in biochemistry before going to medical school. I was also a construction worker, pianist, and writer. But then and now, the most important thing in my life is my faith. I am a Mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it!

Why I am a Mormon

I've had my fair share of doubts and questions. Even as I prepared for my mission, I struggled with knowing that the Church is true. In fact, it came to a breaking point shortly after I received my mission assignment to Italy: I realized I didn't know if I believed in the Church and in God, and I needed to figure it all out. That process is ongoing, but as I have fervently prayed and read my scriptures and tried to determine for myself, I have realized that I both believe and know that there is a God who loves everyone - and me individually. I have realized that obeying God's commandments and adhering to the precepts of the Church brought blessings and happiness that I could not have otherwise. I have realized that as I have faith in God and in Jesus Christ, things tend to just - as if by magic - happen to work out, to fall into place. My life is better with the gospel. And I have realized that I cannot deny the sublime joy I feel when I consider Christ and what He has done for me. Ultimately, that is why I am a Mormon - because it brings me a joy that I want to share with everyone as a missionary.

How I live my faith

Now, my faith is literally my life. I teach lessons, preach the gospel, and love the people, seven days a week. I have a strong testimony in God's reality and His blessings in my life, and the Church and the Book of Mormon are true, and it has given me so much happiness. I strive to follow Christ's example and give others that happiness in every capability I can. Both before and during my mission, I try to live my faith mainly through small commitments - saying my prayers, reading my scriptures, and trying to be more like Christ. These tiny things are so easy to forget but are so important. These little things help me feel the love of God, for myself and for others, and the happiness the gospel brings, and makes it easier to share it with others. It is easy to feel so inadequate, but I know that God appreciates every effort I - and you! - make to grow closer to Him.