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Hi I'm Rebecca

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a single, college graduate from Utah. I spent 3 1/2 months in Uganda working with women's groups helping them begin businesses to become more independent. I guess you could say I left my heart in Uganda after seeing the amazing people there and the trials they face. When I returned home from Uganda I co-founded a nonprofit organization with two wonderful friends. Since returning from Uganda, I have been blessed to worked with refugees from all over the world who now live in Utah. I loved every one of them and have loved getting to know their beautiful cultures and traditions. I now have the opportunity to work for the Church. I love meeting new people, learning about new places and cultures, traveling, and trying new foods. I am the youngest of four children with two amazing parents who have been happily married for 29 years.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or Mormon, and was baptized at the age of 8. However, I did not choose to continue being a member blindly. I made the choice to continue being a member of the Church after much study and prayer. I was 13 years old and had been praying very diligently to know if the church was true. One night I was camping and I remember receiving an overwhelming feeling of peace that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was the true church. Since that day I have continued to study and pray about different aspects of the church and I have continued to receive answers to my prayers that this church is true. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church and that through it we are able to find the greatest joy here on earth. I know that we each are children of a loving Heavenly Father who is aware of us and who cares about each of us individually. That knowledge affects my everyday life, how I act, how I treat others, and who I want to become. I know that this life has a great purpose. We can have direction in our lives when we understand the purpose and mission of our Savior Jesus Christ. I know that my Savior Jesus Christ lived and died for me so that I can repent of my sins here on this earth and once again return to live with my Heavenly Father and Savior after this life. I know that families can be together forever through the ordinances of the gospel. This knowledge brings me so much peace during times of trial in this life. I am so grateful for this gospel. It is the greatest gift I have in this world and the greatest driving force in my life.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday I attend church meetings and serve in the women's organization of the congregation called Relief Society. Every week I visit women in the ward to see how they are doing and to offer help or service.. Every few months I teach a lesson in Relief Society as well. I choose to not work on Sundays because I choose to use Sundays as a day for worship and service. I love our Sunday meetings because they are an opportunity for me to escape from the busy, stressful week and focus on the most important thing in my life, my faith. I try and live every day of my life so that everyone around me knows that I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I love the gospel with all my heart and I am proud to be a member of this Church.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Rebecca
Our main worship meeting is called sacrament meeting. This meeting is held at the building we call chapels on Sundays and lasts approximately 70 minutes. In this meeting, generally, the whole family attends together and so we are used to having children as part of the meeting. These meetings consist of the singing of beautiful, reverent hymns sung (books are provided), prayers offered by local Church members, the partaking of the sacrament (this consists of prepared bread and water which is blessed and passed by priesthood holders to those in attendance who wish to do so), and talks given by members of the ward who are assigned to speak that week by the Bishop (the leader of the local congregation). We do not pass a plate or request donations as part of our worship service. Visitors are always welcome to attend sacrament meetings and to participate in the meetings as much or as little as they wish. They are also welcome to attend the other meetings that precede or follow sacrament meeting. These meetings include: -Sunday School classes offered for each age group, beginning with 12 year olds. -Primary meetings-these classes consist of a group service and age-oriented classes for children 3 through 11 years of age. -A nursery is available for young children ages 18 months to 3 years. -Young Women meetings provide classes for ages 12-17. -Relief Society meeting is for women ages 18 years and older. -Priesthood meetings provide classes for males 12 years and older. Show more Show less