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Hi I'm Rebekah

I'm from the great state of Illinois. I like to learn new things about the beautiful world God created for us. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the second of four crazy kids, and I've recently become an adult. I love to read, spend time with my younger siblings, and cook. I'm going to be (or already am, if I don't update this profile) a missionary in the Japan Sapporo Mission. I'm so excited to teach people about Jesus Christ and the joy He can bring to their lives! Languages fascinate me, and when I'm in school, I learn how to talk to computers--I mean, I study computer science. I play the flute and the piano, but my major hobby is thinking. What do I think about? The way the world fits together, with every piece contributing something; the way that people think and feel about religion and society; why things are the way they are. The world is so fascinating, and I love to think that it was made just for us by a loving God.

Why I am a Mormon

There have been times when I've questioned my faith, not doubting, but wondering. "Are the things that I've been taught really true?" That's the sort of question that you've got to ask if you ever want to believe something for yourself instead of taking someone else's word for it. I've found that honest questions always lead me back to the same conclusion. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's kingdom on the earth. Following the teachings of Jesus Christ makes me happy, and I know that Christ is the only true source of happiness. God wants us to be happy because that's what makes Him happy. He loves us. And I know that because He loves us, He's given us the chance to come to know Him while we live on earth, so we can return to live with Him after this life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by worshiping my Savior both in church services and in private. I believe strongly in the peace that can come from prayer, and I seek that peace when things in my life are hard. I love the organizations of the Church and the opportunities that they give me to be engaged in meaningful service and to create uplifting relationships. I served as a Primary teacher for a summer and taught 11-year-olds about how the scriptures apply to their lives and could help them to confront their problems. We talked about how to forgive, how to be more kind to our friends and family, and what it means to have a relationship with our Savior. Teaching them was a special experience.