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Hi I'm Rebecca

I grew up in Idaho, USA, but my husband and I have enjoyed living in the Middle East for ten years and on three American coasts.

About Me

I'm a mother to three and grandmother to six. I'm a math teacher, and I teach distance learning math classes to adults returning to the university. I can relate to them, as I earned my Master's degree when I was 56! I am also a librarian; I LOVE to read, to find new children's books, and to play the violin. I am a fiber artist; I love to spin wool and other fibers, weave, knit, crochet, and make tatted lace. I have never known a dull moment in my 35 years of marriage as we have moved eight times and lived in three countries.

Why I am a Mormon

Since childhood, I have had tender feelings towards God and spiritual things. These feelings have deepened as I have studied the scriptures, raised my family, and met people from all walks of life. The Gospel gives me strength to weather the storms that come to each of us.

How I live my faith

I teach the 3-12 year-olds in my church using songs, stories, puppets, role plays, crafts, and games. I have worked with college-aged young people, helping them navigate the transitions through college, careers, and adulthood. I have helped organize community-wide cultural/artistic events and events to encourage emergency preparedness.

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

Being prepared for a hurricane or other natural disaster allows us to feel less stress for our own welfare and the welfare of our loved ones. Self-reliance allows us greater self-determination, as well. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

We believe that we lived with our heavenly parents long before we were born here, and we will live with those we love long after we leave. This earth life is only one step in our eternal progress; the choices we make now will impact our happiness in the future. Show more Show less