Hi I'm Becky
I'm currently attending college and majoring in Social Studies Education. I love sports especially tennis. I also like basketball, volleyball and bike riding. I enjoy reading and am a big fan of Harry Potter as well as many other books. I love discovering new things and learning more about life.
Why I am a Mormon
I'm a Mormon because it's the best way to live, there's nothing better. I've been one my entire life and never plan on changing that. I love the people who are Mormons and the examples they set for me and others around them. I live without harmful substances in my life and stay healthy. I know that I am part of the true church and it guides me in my life. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that it is the most true and correct book. It teaches me new things and gives me new understanding. I know that Thomas S Monson is the true prophet today and that he gives us counsel from God. Being a Mormon makes a difference in my life everyday and it's a huge blessing. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ will always be there for me. No matter where I'm at I know I'll have someone to turn to in times of trial. I know that they will always love me.
Please share your feelings/testimony of the Restoration of the Gospel.
I know that through the Lord, Joseph Smith was able to restore the true church to the earth and translate the Book of Mormon. As the first Modern Day prophet, he was able to establish the church and get things going. I know that these early saints went through a lot of trials but that those who stayed faithful were blessed. The Restoration is why the church is here today. Without it, there wouldn't be the Book of Mormon or the gospel which has blessed me in my life.The church left the earth once due to apostasy but it won't again. It's here to stay.
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
The Book of Mormon is an amazing book. Although I've read it a few times, I wasn't studying it and wasn't getting what I fully needed to get out of it. I decided to really study it which was a great experience. I really took in the words and teachings and how to come closer to God. When I finished, I pondered and prayed and an answer was given to me that this book is true. That is what truly brought closer to God, really knowing that he is here for me and answers my prayers. The Book of Mormon is full of his teachings- they help me feel closer to Him. I know that if I take the teachings of the Book of Mormon to heart, then my life will be better and I'll be on the right path that leads back to Him and eternal life.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by attending church every Sunday. Also every six months I watch General Conference. I'm able to hear from the Apostles, the Prophet and other general authorities. They are inspired by God and know what they need to tell us to help us in the future and in our lives. I love hearing what they say and admire their strength in the gospel. I read my scriptures daily and write in my journal. By doing this I'm able to learn more about the scriptures and take in the things that they say. The Book of Mormon is amazing and I learn so much through the written words. Through journal writing, I'm able to record the things that go on in my life which I'm grateful for later when I go back and read my entries. I pray to my Heavenly Father for guidance, for people in my life, and to express what I'm grateful for. I participate in my church callings and enjoy doing those. I attend the temple as often as I can to perform work for the dead through baptisms and confirmations. I'm working hard to make improvements in my life and hope to be a good example to those around me.