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Hi I'm Rebecca

I'm a young single adult. I love learning, and being active. Recently, I was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the outdoors and being active! When I graduated college I moved to a very warm and active community - St. George, Utah. It was there that I discovered many new hobbies such as hiking, rock climbing, running, and traveling. I am currently recovering from an acute form of leukemia. I'm currently in remission! I have been served again and again through this challenge, and now I have a greater desire to serve as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I've gained a personal witness through the Holy Ghost (the Lord's Spirit) that this is the church Jesus Christ established when He was here on earth. I understand it needed to be restored to the earth through a prophet, called of God. I know I have access to pure truth and light because of the sweet peace I feel as I live my faith. I've studied the Book of Mormon, and can't deny that I feel something very peaceful and light when I read it. The same thing happens when I read or listen to the words of a modern prophet. Ever since Joseph Smith was called of God, there has been an unbroken chain of prophets called of God, holding priesthood authority. My own father, like many other worthy men, has had hands placed on his head and received the priesthood, just as Christ once did with his own apostles. Because my father holds this priesthood, he and other worthy men have been able to give me several priesthood blessings during this time of illness. I can testify that those priesthood blessings bring comfort, and sometimes miracles, that come in no other way. The gospel of Jesus Christ, found within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has brought me all the hope and peace I could ever ask for. And my story has only just begun.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by finding a way to feel the Lord's Spirit every day. This leads to other fulfilling experiences. For instance, as I study the scriptures I feel the Spirit, and then the Spirit sometimes prompts me to reach out to someone. It's usually simple stuff - a call, a text, a card. But it strengthens me, and hopefully blesses another.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Rebecca
Anytime I have a question about something, I sort of have to just make a decision one way or the other and then follow through on what I decided. I don't seem to get much direction just standing still, asking which way to go. I have to make a move. Once I do, the answers seem to come gradually - either that I need to stop the course I'm following, or that I've made a good choice and should continue. The answers just come in how I feel - I can't fully explain exactly what I feel inside of me, but if I'm feeling peaceful, full of joy, and if I want to smile and help others, then I trust that this is a good course. It's the idea of planting a seed and then nourishing it. If it's a good seed, it will produce good fruit. If it's not, then nothing will come of it. Knowing whether or not Mormonism is true comes from planting a seed that it might be true - praying to God with an open and sincere heart, and studying what has come directly from the Church, like the Book of Mormon, words of living prophets, and also talking to actual members who are living the gospel. Show more Show less