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Hi I'm Rebecca Cardon

I love this gospel with all my heart and soul. I value family and friends and love to spend time with those I love.

About Me

I come from a family of 9 kids, and love it! In high school I was involved with choir, marching band (colorguard) and theater. I'm a licensed cosmetologist. I have a big passion for theater and music and am currently majoring in Theater Education at BYU. I love to go country dancing whenever I can. I'm a big Disney fan and have worked at Disney World as a pirate master at the Pirates League. I recently returned from a full-time mission in the New Mexico Farmington Mission. I love this gospel and have a strong testimony that Heavenly Father loves me and that He is guiding me daily and shaping me into the person I need to become. This church is true!!

Why I am a Mormon

A few years ago I was a Mormon because that's what my family was. I've grown up in the church and it has always been taken for granted in my mind. We go to church, we say family prayers, we have scripture study, it's all just one big routine that never ended. However, a few years ago I became friends with someone who wasn't LDS but rather a very strong member of the Alpine Church. Being wonderful-mormon-girl me I put it into my head that I was going to convert this friend of mine. So we started having religious discussions, and most times I would come out of them very frustrated. This friend knew his bible front and back, and he could counter any point of mine with a scripture from his bible. I realized that I didn't know my scriptures as well as I probably should. He would ask me questions about my beliefs and I would be floored in how little I knew for myself. After one particular discussion, I came home in tears. I sat on a bed and just cried into a pillow. What my friend was saying made sense. I began to doubt what I had been taught throughout my life. I began to think that my whole life had been a lie. My loving mother came in and gave me some wonderful words of advice, and then I prayed. I cried even harder then, because I began to feel peace. I knew that this church was true. Looking back on my life in that moment I realized that even if the church wasn't true there had *never* been a time when being a member of this church had ever given me cause to be sad or less of the kind of person I want to be. This church has only brought me happiness, and made me a person that loves my family, gives service, and is willing to put others first. I love this gospel and all it has given me. I love the spirit we can feel with us all the time, and I love that we know Heavenly Father has a plan for every one of us. I know that we are here for a reason, and we can truly influence those around us. I'm a Mormon because it makes me, and others, a happier and better person.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to be an example to others. I honestly believe that "modest is hottest" and try my hardest to keep all the standards the prophets have given us to the best of my ability. I grew up in a very very strong LDS family. My dad is a former bishop, and by no means were we as children cut any slack. Before leaving for college, I would eat dinner with my family, go to church meetings every week, attend church activities that happened on the week days and always live in a way that Christ would approve of. Now that I'm at college, I still attend all of my meetings and strive to be the happy person people would want to know. This gospel is happiness, so I believe I should try my very best to be as positive as I can. I teach the women of my singles ward at least once a month and visit with others often. I'm not afraid to be the friend of someone who looks like they're an outsider. I smile and try to include everyone, because that's what the Savior would do.