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Hi I'm Rebekah Grover

I'm from Idaho and I've ridden hundreds of miles of single-track dirt bike trails in the mountains. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the outdoors, and I've been so many beautiful places. I love to sing and play the piano. Music is a big part of my life, even though I am in no way a professional. I find science and math fascinating, and I hope to find a career involving one or both after I return from my mission. I've struggled with depression for a good portion of my life, and I don't foresee it going away anytime soon. I have a tendency to speak boldly, and I grew up in a family where communication was greatly appreciated regardless of the volume. With lots of playful banter and happy moments my family has helped me grow into a person that I am proud to be, and that includes my being a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this gospel brings me joy. I know that I am happier when I do as the Lord has commanded. I know that God loves each and every one of us, and I want to share that message with as many people as I can. There are a lot of ins and outs that can seem strange or hard to understand, but to me, it all boils down to God's love for us.

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily by living the high standards I hold myself to. I read the Book of Mormon daily, and I participate in ward activities. Right now I teach the 17 year old Sunday School class. I am also preparing to serve a mission in Nevada, so I practice lessons from "Preach My Gospel," which is a teaching manual for missionaries.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Rebekah Grover
The purpose of church welfare is to help struggling members get back on their feet. As as organization, we don't want to support someone forever because we encourage self reliance. However, we also believe in mercy and helping one another, which is why the program was created. We want those that fall on hard times to have the resources they need to be able to continue caring for themselves and their families. We furnish what they can't attain while they continue to work towards independence. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Rebekah Grover
I absolutely do. Throughout the Bible God appoints prophets and communicates with them so that his intentions can be more clearly understood. He gave Moses new commandments, led Lot's family out of Sodom and Gomorrah, and showed Noah the way to preserve Earth's life. In each case prophets were instructed to ask people to do hard things in order to improve their lives. God's voice through the prophets helped strengthen many testimonies, and I can't believe that the Lord would restore His church without including a mouthpiece. Therefore, I believe in a living prophet that speaks God's will and guides us continually towards better lives. It is evidence of God's love for us. Show more Show less

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

Rebekah Grover
For me, all things denote that there is a god. When I was in eighth grade my earth science class watched a video about the Big Bang. The scientists described the elements arrayed in a perfect grid where no reaction could happen, until an unknown event caused one little atom to fall out of line. Of course this is just speculation because no one has anyway of knowing what happened before the big bang, but I remember thinking that it had to have been God. If everything was perfect in the beginning, there had to have been an outside force capable of putting everything into motion. Now, I don't know exactly how science and religion mesh, but I do know that the more I learn, the more I am in awe of this world and everything in it. I've heard many stories of people feeling small and insignificant when they look up at the stars, but I can't help but feel incredibly thankful and loved. I know I'm just one of billions of people on this planet, but God created all of us, and he didn't take shortcuts on a single one. The same goes for where we live. He has all power, He could have made a world in which we could survive and called it good, but he didn't. He covered it with beauty. He created food that's not only nourishing but delicious. I see His love in everything from flowers to laughter to snow. All things denote there is a god. Show more Show less