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Hi I'm Rebecca

I was home-schooled my whole life. I'm a writer. I love music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of five children. I was home-schooled my whole life and loved it. I enjoy theater, singing and music, geeky things (Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, etc.), snow, gardening, outdoors, among several other things. I've worked in a commercial kitchen, an Amish store, and currently work at an empowerment mentoring company. I served a mission in Atlantic Canada, falling in love with the people and culture in the area. I appreciated the new perspective that it gave me, as well as the experiences I had. Recently I have rediscovered a passion for writing. I know that I have stories inside me that can help others get through their hard times. I started writing short stories when I was four years old, and was writing short plays when I was about ten. When I was fifteen I decided to try my hand at a full length play after having studied the works of Shakespeare all summer and participating in the play Pride and Prejudice. I ended up with an incomplete rough draft, and it sat on the shelf until I got home from my mission. When I got home I felt like I needed to bring it out again. I finished the rough draft, with some very needed changes, and completed a first draft as well! I fell in love with writing, developing the characters, and making them relatable to everyday people. I'm excited to continue to explore this realm and give hope and joy to those who read my works.

Why I am a Mormon

The church and it's teachings have brought me peace in my life when I've met tempests. People have shared things in church that I have needed at that exact moment in time on multiple occasions. It has provided safety for me as I make important decisions, even ones that don't seem like a big deal at the time. I know that I am living in a way that the Lord wants me to live because of the influence of the Holy Spirit in my life. There have been many times that I could not find solace other than through the Holy Scriptures, especially the passages found in The Book of Mormon. I know that book to be the word of God. It was written for us in our day, and we can find so much peace, hope, and joy in its pages. I know that this is God's church on the earth today, with living prophets as instruments to guide it. The Savior, His church, and His teachings have shaped me to become who I am today. I don't know where I would be without the gospel in my life because it is such a huge part of my life and personality.

How I live my faith

I attend church every week, participating in lessons and helping with the music. I study the scriptures everyday to come closer to Christ and learn more of Him. I shared the gospel in Atlantic Canada by serving a mission, and still stay in contact with some of the people there. I am in the church choir whenever I can and love all of the beautiful hymns we sing. I attend the temple regularly so that others, who have passed away, can receive the same blessings that I have. My current assignment in our congregation is to help people become prepared for whatever emergencies may strike, whether it be natural disaster, financial trouble, or other emergencies that may arise. I try to live life the best that I can, and help others improve themselves by helping them learn. I'm trying to help others see themselves in a better light. I am passionate about helping others to reach their full potential. I know that one day we can all become as our Father in Heaven. I want to help others find the joy that comes from keeping the commandments and just living. "Men are that they might have joy!" In this crazy world that we live in I strive to keep my eye on the glory of God, and what He has promised us if we remain faithful.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Rebecca
Being self reliant makes us less dependent on others, it provides a sense of relief and security that if anything were to go wrong we would be okay. It also makes it so we are able to help others that are in need, as we are already taken care of. The same principle applies to emergency preparedness. As we know we are able to survive and provide for ourselves in an emergency, financial, physical, or otherwise, we know we can bless others as well. As natural disasters happen throughout the world, we see that those who have prepared are most calm, most able to help, and on their feet a lot faster. It isn't a selfish thing, we want to be in a point that we can help our brothers and sisters in need, even when we night have hard things going on in our own lives. We know how much service is a blessing not only in the lives of others, but our own lives as well. We want to be like our Savior, who was always serving. Show more Show less