She was the youngest of 10 children. When she was 17, she traveled to see her sister in Detroit alot. There on the voyage she met her soon to be husband Frederick Granger Williams.
She was introduced to missionaries in 1830 in Kirtland. Her and her husband would study, discuss and learn together about what the missionaries had taught them. She became "convinced of the truthfulness of the gospel." She was baptized in October 1830 her husband later followed her example and was also baptized.
Rebecca wrote to her family sharing her conversion and testimony of the restored gospel, and the joy she felt joining the church.
Her father was not to happy about this decision she made, he demanded her to leave the church or he would disown her.
Rebecca still kept her faith and didn't stray. She continued to share the gospel with her family. She shared her witness and her testimony of the Book of Mormon to her father many times.
She even wrote to her brother, who she was very close to sharing her testimony of the gospel. Those letter were returned to her unopened. Her father had forbade him from reading and writing her letters.
She continued to share the gospel with her family, and her sister. She later joined the church in 1832.
There are many other things that went on in Rebecca's life that I was really touched by. She was indeed a woman of great faith, and continued to do what she could to follow God and share what she knew to be true.
I want to invite you to read more about this wonderful women and the challenges that she went through, but was able to keep pressing forward with faith. I'm very grateful for women like this, to look up to and strive to be like. What great role models.
Think of a woman that you admire... Is it your mom? Your grandma? Maybe a sister, or an aunt? Whomever it may be what are some of the qualities of this woman that you like about her? What did she teach you?
There are MANY women in my life that I look up to. However, there is a women in particular that I really admire. She actually isn't a part of my life, but her story has really touched me. Emma Smith, the wife of Joseph Smith the Prophet.