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Hi I'm Rebecca

I'm a daughter, sister and aunt. I'm a singer and performer. I'm a football fan and a student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My life right now includes college, work and late night chats with friends. I am number 5 of 7 kids and my family is the most important thing to me. I am studying Musical Theatre and History- the two things I absolutely love. I am a beginning dancer and am loving the new perspectives it gives me! Singing is second nature to me; I'm still trying to figure out if singing in public is socially acceptable, but until I find out, I'll just keep doing it :) I love to smile! I have been taught by my father never to leave a movie before the credits are over or a football game before the clock runs out (even if you are in a snow storm and your team is up 40 points- true story). Being a daughter, sister and aunt are the most rewarding titles I'll ever have (until I can add a 'wife' and 'mother' title that is). I love life because there is always something to love! and I have my Heavenly Father to thank, every day, for that.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents were raised and are Mormon and all seven of their kids (me included) have chosen to be members of this church as well. Yet, I distinctly remember having a very personal, very powerful, experience where I learned this gospel was for me. I remember I was very young and very unhappy in life, just in general. Then I had the opportunity to be involved in very active service projects and I recall specific experiences where I was being taught of God's personal love for me. These two experiences combine literally changed me. My mom even told me that after this, she didn't even recognize me. Suddenly I was happy and wanted to be a peacemaker at home (this was a shock, because I always seemed to be the one picking fights with siblings before). I also recall a time where I had a big change in life. I had never felt so alone. I felt surrounded by people, but I never felt like I had a friend. I remember writing these experiences in my journal and having tears stain the pages. Yet, one night, I began to pray. I prayed until all my tears were gone. I prayed for love and comfort. I remember having a distinct feeling of peace. God had answered my prayer. He promised me everything would be okay. It didn't get better right away- it actually took months, but He has promised to always be with me if I will only follow His commandments. That is why I'm a Mormon. I am a Mormon because I am happiest when I let Christ in my heart and let Him change me for the better. I am a Mormon because I know it is Christ's church on Earth today and through His gospel I have the knowledge that I will be with my sweet nephew, whose time on this earth was so short, again. I am a Mormon because it is a gospel of hope. This hope gives me the strength to smile when I'm discouraged, to try again when I fail and to sing when I need heaven near.

How I live my faith

Currently, I help to over see the care of the women in my ward. I see my responsibility in my ward is perfectly defined by a quote by Thomas S. Monson (President of the LDS Church): "Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved." This principle of service and love extends farther than just a church responsibility; it is literally how I try and live my faith every day. One of my goals in life is to share God's love with others. The more time I spend seeking out those who may need a reminder for God's love, the clearer I can see God's love for me and them. This faith is an active faith and I find I am constantly striving to improve how I express my faith each day.