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Hi I'm Rebekah

I'm a Texas girl, born and raised on tex mex and sunshine. I'm trying to be a little bit better everyday. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a university student who's a little indecisive at the moment regarding what I want out of life!:) All I'm positive about right now is that I want to continue to study and learn new things throughout my life! I'm a recently returned missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I served in Sweden and LOVED IT. My time there taught me that the world is big and beautiful---our different ways of thinking, different traditions, different languages are things that make us special and enrich the lives of others. I am SO eager to see the world. I want new experiences, new points of view. I want to make the most out of this beautiful world.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints all of my life. My parents are members--the missionaries brought my mom's family to this beautiful gospel when my mom was 6 and the faith of my stalwart great grandmother made it possible for my dad to have the gospel in his life. I went to church, was baptized and thought I knew the gospel found in this church was true. But in actuality, a testimony didn't come to me until I was fifteen. I read the entire Book of Mormon in four months. Afterwards, I prayed to know if it truly was a book of God. I received a testimony that night, on my knees by my bed. For the first time, I felt the peace in my heart that the Book of Mormon was the word of God and by extension that Joseph Smith was a prophet (I had had doubts about him until that moment). It took me 15 years to fully realize the truthfulness of this Gospel. A testimony would not have come to me without reading the Book of Mormon. Some say I'm naive, that I don't know enough about the world. But I know what I feel in my heart. I know what is important. Because when you open your heart, put your worries and hang ups somewhere else for a minute, and pray to our Father in Heaven, He will (by the Spirit) teach us what we cannot learn anywhere else. God knows us. I know He knows me. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is His church. It is led by a prophet of God who acts under God's authority. We can recieve revelation and comfort from God if we pray. Christ died on the cross for us so we could return to Him and our Father. With the Savior's sacrifice, my heart has been healed. I make mistakes and say things that make me cringe sometimes. But the Atonement helps me to move on, to be better than I was before, and to continue moving towards my goal of living eternally with Heavenly Father, the Savior, and my family. This Gospel is for everyone, even a loudmouthed, stubborn person like me.

How I live my faith

I go to activities for my ward and attend my Sunday meetings, where I am reminded of what is important. Though people at church are imperfect and lessons wont always grab my attention, I know that when I go to my meetings, I can show my trust in the Lord that He leads and guides our church. Before I left for college, I taught four year olds. Then before I left for the summer, in my student ward I was in charge of coordinating the music in sacrament meeting as well as leading the ward choir. I was difficult---like herding cats. But somehow, everything came together. Tender mercies that reminded me that God was there watching out for me and strengthening me. I also try to live my faith by helping others to find this wonderful gospel. I also serve The Lord as a missionary for The Church of a Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Sweden.