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Hi I'm Rebecca Goates

I am a born and raised San Diegan. I have a passion for performing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 19-year-old college student. I go to BYU Provo. I have been dancing since I was eight (specifically ballet, although I love all forms of dance). I play the piano, sing, and act. I am the oldest in a family of three kids: my parents are wonderful and my brothers are my best friends. I am currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Mormon, but I choose to be a Mormon on my own. I love the way I feel when I am following what is taught in my religion. I love that I can choose to be with my family forever. I love the peace it brings to my heart and life. I love the community of great people I can be around all the time who lift me up. It's such a wonderful way to be able to grow and get the most out of my life. I love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a full-time mission. Besides going to church every Sunday, I participate in church-run community service. I help answer my brothers' questions about the Gospel. I assist in family scripture study and family home evening lessons. I also help the Sister Missionaries in my ward by going with them to meet others who are interested in the church and answer their questions. Most importantly, I try to live my faith as best I can in my day to day actions.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Rebecca Goates
Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ founded their church. They restored (brought it back after being lost) this same church through the prophet Joseph Smith. That church is currently called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Rebecca Goates
In my life, there are two kinds of experiences that tell me there is a God: big things and little things. Some big things that tell me there is a God is how complex the universe is, but yet how perfectly organized it is. How things always follow a pattern and an order, how the world changes every day, how our existence is even possible; all of these tell me there is a God. More important to me personally, though, are the little things: when a stranger smiles at me, when the breeze touches my cheek, when a friend answers a prayer, the way the sun lights up a room, stained glass windows, the beauty in the day to day. Those little moments are what really tells me that there is a God. Show more Show less