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Hi I'm Rebecca Knudson

I'm a Wife and mother to 6 kids. Teacher and school librarian, Photographer and artist. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I come from a BIG family! I am the 9th of 11 children, I love my family! They are some of my closest friends. I met my husband, Cameron my first year of college. we were married a year later. 22 years has flown by so fast, still in love, we have grown a lot as a couple. Happy mom to 6 kids, we have 5 boys and 1 girl. I have a great love of art and creating beautiful things! for as long as I can remember I have always loved to draw, paint and color. The greatest gift my parents ever gave me was paying for me to have weekly painting lessons! I knew in a big family money was tight and that this was a huge sacrafice for them. I loved every minute of my painting class, and went onto major in Fine Art in college. In the last 10 years I have taught myself photography and have loved being able to creat art instaitly with a camera! I see beauty everywere and I have to capture it somehow, the camera has become my canvas. Being a mom is such a joy! I love being with my family! Having a big family means busy life! But what a fun life it is! We find joy in spending time working an playing together.

Why I am a Mormon

I suppose like a lot of mormons because I was born into a Mormon family I became a mormon. I remember at a young age having a strong desire to feel the spirit and to learn what my Heavenly Father wanted me to do. After a period of time where I wasn't living the gospel well I started to realize, I didnt feel very good about myself. I remember feeling sad and depressed a lot, and void of the spirit. I remember kneeling down to pray and asking for help. It was hard to chang my thinking from being very negative & sad all the time to being the positive & happy person I wanted to be. Then one day I was at a friends home and saw a quote hanging on their wall by Ralph Waldo Emmerson that said; "That which we persist in doing, becomes easier for us to do. Not that the nature of the thing has changed, but that our power to do will increase." I felt weak in the spirit, so I decided put this quote to the test. I worked very hard at being positive, I prayed always! and read my scriptures. Slowly I grew to have more power over my attitude through the spirit. Feeling the spirit is an amazing happy feeling and I wanted to be where ever I needed to be or do what ever I needed t in order to feel the spirit. I learned for myself that the church was true! I became a happy positive person. Having the sprit in my life brings happiness and joy that I never whant to be with out!

How I live my faith

Being a wife and mother is my greatest joy! I have a love for children that runs deep in my heart! I feel that if one person can make a difference in someones life, then It may as well be me. I try to live by the idea of "leave Beter than you find." Leave everyone feeling a little more Love, hope and joy than they felt before I came into the room. Living this way makes me genuinely happy! I have to say I am not always great at it, I am still human after all, but I will keep trying. I am a teacher of the youth in church. Every morning at 6 am I head to the church to teach 25 amazing high school students. Students who sacrafice their cozy beds to learn more about the scirptures. I am very greatful and humbled by there love of the gospel and dedication! I am learning and growing so much as I teach and interact with them! I have two sons serving missions in Brazil! Their testimonies strengthen mine daily. Sending my kids out on 2 year missions has always been the plan, but when it acturally happened it was harder than I expected! I was suprised how much I miss them, but I have also realized that any sacrafice that brings my family closer to God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost is worth it!