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Hi I'm Rebecca Childs

I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada. I'm a college student. And I love being a Mormon!

About Me

I'm the youngest of four kids. I recently graduated from high school and I'm about to start college. I love sports, being outside, hanging out with my family, spending time with friends, watching movies, reading, and eating ice cream. I hope one day to be bilingual, married (in the temple), and have a family of my own.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I know that this church is the only completely true church! Prayer is a huge part of my life! I have come to know through experience that God hears and answers my prayers. He listens and He cares. Through prayer I have come to find answers to many questions and solutions to problems I have had as I thank my Father in Heaven for my blessings and turn to Him for guidance. I have found peace that is unmatched as a I read The Book of Mormon as well as the Bible. Although many people think that we have so many 'rules' to follow and that Mormonism is oppressive, I find that as I live the teachings of the Gospel it brings liberating peace and my trials are easier to bear. As I search out God's will for me (through prayer) and obey Him, I am blessed beyond measure. It doesn't mean that my life is spared from heart ache or tragedy, but it does mean that I am free from hopelessness and despair because I know that there is nothing that I can suffer alone due to the Savior's Atoning Sacrifice. The Savior suffered EVERYTHING so that we don't have to, when we repent and turn to Him. I know that we are ALL children of our Heavenly Father and that He has a plan for us. I know that Jesus Christ is His Son and that He is our Savior. I know that we have a prophet, Thomas S. Monson, who leads the church today, just as Abraham and Moses did in ancient times. God has greater things prepared for us than we can possibly know. And with this knowledge, how could I not be Mormon?

How I live my faith

Living my faith doesn't mean that I sit through church every Sunday. It is something much more to me! I live it each day, as I strive to keep the commandments and the covenants that I have made with God. I hope that my faith and my understanding of God's plan for me is reflected in my day to day life. I know that I am a child of God and I try to show that in the way that I dress, speak, and act. I want everyone to know of God's love for them and I hope they can feel a part of His love through the way that I treat them.