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Hi I'm Rebecca

I am a Horse lover, a Ballroom Dancer an adventurest and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a realtively small town with a big imagination. I found at an early age that I had a passion for ridding horses and a special connection with them. When I wasn't able to ride hoses I was ballroom dancing! After seeing the movie, "Take the Lead" and seeing the amazing effect the ballroom dance can have in the lives of people, youth especially, I wanted to be able to give that to someone. Not to mention that Ballroom Dance is really fun to do and to watch! I've been dancing for 5 years and I want to continue to dance for the rest of my life! I want to inspire others to reach for their dreams and help youth to have good morals and a sense of respect for not only for others but for themselves as well. I plan to do this by doing dance competitivley, teaching and sharing my love of Horses as I strive to live my faith and share my belief in Jesus Christ!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but I haven't always been a strong member of the church. I remember the day I was baptized and how excited I was and the incredible peace that washed over me when I was confirmed a member. But not too long after I was baptized my family stopped going to church and was going through some really hard stuff that I didn't fully understand myself because of my young age. Through Elementary I was bullied a lot and it continued into Junior High. I didn't have very many friend and the friends I did have were not very good friends. I lost my sense of self-esteem and trust for others. My family moved after my first year of Junior High and I had hoped to make a clean start. But I was carrying a lot of pain and thick walls. Going into High School I got involved with a not so good group of people. My family started attending church again but I did not join them. My life was in a downward spiral and morals were slowly falling apart as was my heart and over all my life.When things seemed to be at their worst and I was ready to give up I confided in my sister at the end of my sophomore year when she and her husband came to visit. Concerned for me she offered for me to go live with her in Washington for the summer and get away from everything. I welcomed this opportunity immediately. And so began my Journey of changing my life and finding Christ. Although the process was long I look back on the times I went to church with my sister and grudgingly went to girls camp as pivotal changing points in my life. At that girls camp my bitterness melted away and I allowed the light of Christ to come back into my life. The kindness from the members and the girls at that camp along with their powerful testimonies melted my heart. It has taken me nearly two years to truly clean up my life but if I had not done so I don't even want to think about where I would be today. Because Jesus Christ I have purpose and peace in my life again.

How I live my faith

As I have been on a mission I have learned so much and had my testimony tested and strengthened. When the Prophet Thomas S. Monson anounced that girls could go on a mission starting at age 19 my heart leaped for joy. Remembering a quote by president Gorden B. Hinckely, when I was facing a very difficult time, "The best antidote I know for worry is work. the best medicine for despair is serviec the best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired." I knew with out a doubt in my heart that I needed to serve a mission and bring the gosple that had helped me so much in my life to the lives of others. It is not an easy thing to try to do as Jesus Christ would. This is one thing that I have clearly learned on my mission but it is what he wants you to do and you cannot find more joy doing anything else.