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Hi I'm Rebecca Nielsen

I'm a missionary, I'm a waffle enthusiast and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I grew up in Foster City, CA with my dad, an older brother and an older sister. When I was six years old, we added my new mom, two sisters and eventually two brothers adding up to our family of nine. My family moved out to Antioch a year later and we have been out here ever since. I am now a sophomore in college, planning to pursue a career in elementary education.

Why I am a Mormon

Why not be a Mormon?! We live in a crazy world. Each day we hear something new about how the government is being frustrating, how the economy is falling, how marriages are failing. Finding lifetime peace and happiness seems to be something of a myth. That's where the Gospel comes in and that's exactly why I'm a Mormon. I want to be happy every single day and I know there is no way to do that without the help of my Father in Heaven. By putting Him first and doing the things He has asked me to do, I get to see the Eternal perspective that in the end, everything is going to be okay. The fact that I know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and has a plan for me has been such a great comfort as well. During those hard times, I have the knowledge that my Savior suffered so that I never have to be alone, and He knows exactly what I'm going through. I'm always going to be loved, I'm never going to be alone and I'm always going to have help when I need it. These are all things I've learned from my membership in the church, so I ask again, really, why not be a Mormon?

How I live my faith

Being able to grow up in California has been such a great blessing as I have had many opportunities to share the Gospel with those around me. Attending high school in Antioch was a great experience as I was one of a little less than ten LDS students at my school. Religion doesn't always come up a lot in casual conversation, so my way of sharing the Gospel was by setting a good example for those around me. As I stayed away from the normal weekend parties that generally involved alcohol and other unsafe substances, avoided swearing and tried my best to recognize and participate in serving those around me, my friends were able to see that I was different. I try to do the same each day so others can see how much happiness comes from keeping the commandments and always waking up each day with an attitude that you're going to be better than you were the day before. That's how I live my faith.