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Hi I'm Rebecca Ashcraft

Maryland raised. Utah educated. Italy bound - future missionary!

About Me

I am a prospective missionary who leaves in February to teach about Jesus Christ to the people of northern Italy! Until then, I am living at home and working as a construction worker in Maryland. I am also a senior at Brigham Young University in Utah (go Cougs!), where I am studying biochemistry in the hopes of becoming a doctor. In my spare time, I am a pianist and a writer. But most importantly, I am a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

I've had my fair share of doubts and questions. Even as I prepare for my mission, I struggle with knowing that the Church is true. In fact, it came to a breaking point shortly after I received my mission call: 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 do believe in God, even if I don't always know it. 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 at least try to have faith in God, things tend to just - as if by magic - happen to work out, to fall into place. And I have realized that I cannot deny the 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

As I prepare to become a missionary, I frequently teach lessons with the missionaries who serve in my area to gain experience in teaching and to grow to know and love the people who want to learn more about the Church. On Sundays, I teach lessons to the children in Primary. I also frequently attend the temple in DC and visit other sisters in the area who may need a friend. But mainly, I try to live my faith through small commitments - saying my prayers, reading my scriptures, and trying to be more like Christ. It is easy to feel so inadequate, but I know that God appreciates every effort I - and you! - make to grow closer to Him.