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Hi I'm Rebecca

I grew up in Silicon Valley and am a computer nerd. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

I love animals and volunteer with an animal rescue group. I also love natural health. And, my sisters and I are launching a new business together, too! Top that off with my regular day job as marketing manager, I am pretty busy!! (But I love it!) I love business, entrepreneurial ideas, and just have to find ways to keep myself busy every minute of the day. Definitely a type A person... and rarely have any downtime. And if I do, I love to read. I love murder mysteries, suspense novels, etc. I used to play hockey and soccer but now life is just too busy for that extra recreation, and I now get most of my exercise playing with my dogs or working in my garden.

Why I am a Mormon

I had the easy part of being born into the church. My parents found the church together and were able to fully accept all the gospel principles. I am so thankful for them, for the values and doctrines I was taught as a child and growing up. Why am I still a Mormon? Because it just ROCKS!! The gospel of Jesus Christ is just amazing. Everything fits together. The pieces of the puzzle of "life" fit together now!

How I live my faith

I am definitely learning as I go, to be more devoted and to not try to do everything all at once. I mean, it is almost impossible to be perfect overnight! Some goals I have set for myself include daily scripture reading and prayer. I am currently reading in the Book of Mormon, but after I finish, I am starting the Old Testament. Another thing I am doing to heed the counsel of the Prophets is food storage and provident living. This is a new thing for me, and I have embraced it enthusiastically!! We are preparing ourselves to be more self reliant each month. I have planted fruit trees, a huge garden, and am going to learn to can foods. I am learning how to make meals from our food storage. In the scriptures it tells us that if we are prepared, we shall not fear. As a result, one of the blessings I now experience is peace. I have to tell you peace cannot be bought or sold... but once you have it, it is remarkable.

What is the Church's position on abortion?

Rebecca
This question is near and dear to me because my mom was dying of cancer when she was pregnant with me. The church's position on abortion is that it is not right (murder is too strong a word, maybe? but I view it as murder). If the mother's health is in danger, or if the pregnancy was the result of incest or rape, then the Church will allow the abortion to occur without incident. My mother's doctor suggested my mom get an abortion. The church told her they would support her decision without any spiritual ramifications. She and my father prayed about it and decided to keep the pregnancy. YAY! I am alive, loving life, and hoping to make a difference in others' lives so that I will definitely have proven to the world that my mom made the right decision! I miss her, though. We lost her when I was very young, to cancer. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Rebecca
The purpose of life is plain and simple: 1. To prove that we can make the right choices and live righteously and be obedient to the commandments of God so we can live with him again. 2. To gain a mortal body 3. To learn as much as we can, for we take this knowledge with us on to eternity. Show more Show less