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Hi I'm Rebecca Hurt

I live in Scotland, I'm a student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 20 years old, I'm an English Literature student and I love books. I love to read and I also write my own stuff when I can. I love a variety of music and I have recently started to learn to play the piano, and the ukulele (which is a lot of fun). I love the outdoors, so I have loved growing up in Scotland.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of the church for almost three years now, and I've loved every minute of it. Everyone I've met has been so kind and loving, they just make every second at church enjoyable. For a number of years before I was converted I had been searching for meaning, for direction and for happiness which I couldn't find in any of my other pursuits. I was always open-minded and willing to try new things, yet aware of who I was and what I wanted. No-one could make me do anything I didn't want to. I was glad that the missionaries who I met with and who taught me were very patient, understanding, and encouraging. They always told me not to merely take their word for it, but to go and find out for myself what the answer was. I found it amazing that they had an answer for every single question I could think of to ask them. And every answer made sense and felt right to me. When I read The Book of Mormon and prayed to God about it, asking that if it was indeed from Him, and if joining this church was what He wanted me to do, I felt so much peace that I just knew it had to be something special and something good. And every time I tried out something that the missionaries asked me to do (like give up coffee), the promised blessing happened (like when I didn't drink coffee, I felt more alert than I ever did when I did drink it). I have felt so much joy and peace in my life since I have found this church, and I wouldn't have overcome the trials I've faced without the guidance The Book of Mormon provides, and the love and support that my Saviour Jesus Christ gives me. The more I learn, the more I know that it is the truth that all of mankind has been given. We just have to reach out and give it a try, and the happiness which will result from that is beyond anything I ever could have imagined feeling in my life.

How I live my faith

I love to get involved in church activities, they're always a lot of fun and everyone just has a good old laugh together. In our congregation I have been involved in Primary and get to help the other teachers and contribute to how it's run; we focus on what's best for the children, what would help them the most and how they could get the most out of their time with us. The kids and the adults have a lot of fun. I was also recently asked to conduct the music in our sacrament meeting, which at first was pretty daunting but it has taught me a great deal about music and has allowed me to contribute in hopefully making people smile. I love going out to do visiting teaching as well, this involves visiting other women of the congregation (ward) each month. As I have done this every month I have learned how beneficial it is for me and for those I visit, as we are able to share our troubles, worries and also the things that have been going well for us. It's a great way to fellowship, to get to know people, and to be able to help others when they may be struggling. It means that you're never going through anything alone, and there is always someone to turn to.