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Hi I'm Rebekah

I grew up in Middlesbrough then worked in as a research chemist in Cambridge before marrying and moving to Jersey. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from university with a masters in applied chemistry and worked in medical drug research for thirteen. I always knew that this is what I wanted to do. I always liked the thought of making molecules that no-one else had made! I love creating. Aside from my passion for science I also have a passion for baking. Well, baking is a science of sorts! I particularly like to make decadent desserts. I enjoy sewing and now have the luxury of a sewing room which makes sewing much more accessible. I also am a semi-professional photographer and can often be found photographing what I bake. I do weddings, family shoots and have recently developed a love for landscape photography. When you live on a beautiful island there are many opportunities for landscape photography. I have been married to my wonderful husband for nearly three years now. We married a little later in life and he certainly was worth the wait. Together, among other things, we enjoy going for walks, exploring historical sites and watching films. We have recently purchased our first, and probably last, house and are in the progress of making it ours. I currently work as a medical secretary for a consultant at the hospital. With there being no research opportunities where I have moved to, this was the next best thing. I have been able to expand my role to include other responsibilities which has given me greater job satisfaction.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church since birth and was born of goodly parents who taught me the gospel. Growing up with extended family living near was a great blessing. I remember with perfect clarity the day I was baptised and what a great day that was. I am grateful to my parents for teaching me and my siblings the principles of gospel. When I left home to go to university I had to rely on my own testimony and from that day it continues to grow. I remember one day thinking that, although I had always known the church was true, I had not ever formally prayed for an answer. When I did I received a witness that the church is true, that Jesus is the Christ, Heavenly Father lives, that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that the Book of Mormon was true. I received a witness by the power of the Holy Ghost and I will never forget those feelings. I am grateful to be married in the temple for eternity to my wonderful husband and to know that I will be with him and my family forever if I live my life to the best of my ability. I am so grateful for the example the Saviour set in serving all mankind and most especially for His atonement, crucifixion and resurrection that we can one day return to live with him. I love my Saviour and Heavenly Father with all my heart and feel their love in my life daily. In these days of earthly unrest I am grateful for the constancy and peace that the gospel affords me. Without this, I would be a lost soul. The Saviour is my beacon through the storms of life, He carries me when I am weary and rejoices with me when I happy. He is my friend.

How I live my faith

At the moment I am serving as the president of the childrens' organisation. I have wonderful counsellors, teachers and nursery leaders and we all work together to help bring the children to a knowledge of Jesus Christ. The joy that I receive from serving in this calling and the love that I have for the children is immeasurable. The love of a child is unconditional and innocent. These wonderful, young spirits are like sponges, they absorb everything you tell them, even when you do not think they are listening. The children constantly amaze me by the knowledge that they have and I learn so much from their examples. I have learned much from being in this calling. I am also a visiting teacher. Like all of us, I strive to do the best I can, to love my sisters and to serve them to the best of my ability. Love is the true essence of the gospel as shown by our Saviour, Jesus Christ.