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Hi I'm Becky J.

I'm a stay at home Mom and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay at home Mom with two beautiful children that keep my life busy at all times! My husband works so hard to provide for us so I can stay home. We have been married now for about 8 1/2 years and we love life and want more children. My oldest child is going to be in first grade and my youngest will be going to kindergarten. They are growing up so fast! During school I watch other kids for some extra income and that keeps me busy as well. I have so much to be thankful for in my life. My hobbies are riding four wheelers and pretty much doing anything outdoors. I love sports also. I do crossfit which is an exercise program and it is so awesome! I'm trying to get in better shape for my health. Well I guess that is all so far about me.

Why I am a Mormon

I guess I can't tell you exactly why I'm a Mormon because I was raise in a Mormon family. But I can tell you when I became a devoted, "dyed in the wool through and through" Mormon. But that doesn't mean I haven't gained my own Testimony on my own just because I was raised Mormon. Of course my parents were great parents and they taught me sooooo much but I can't say I got my Testimony from them, a lot of it yes I got from them, but not all. You see you still have to gain your own personal Testimony of the gospel or you just won't stay committed. Satan works so hard on people to make them question their own beliefs so if you don't have a firm foundation of a strong Testimony you become weak and question what you know is right. I have always gone to church and did what was right. But all growing up I still couldn't tell myself that I truly knew that the Gospel was true. Deep inside I knew but sometimes I would question it. I can almost pin point the day I gain a real Testimony of the Church. There was going to be a special meeting and President James E. Faust from the church's first Presidency was going to talk to just the youth (12-18 year old kids). I was over 18 but I still snuck in anyways haha. I knew I didn't want to miss this opportunity to hear one of our leaders speak. In the church all of our highest leaders we believe are Prophets, Seers, and Revelators. So this was an opportunity for me to hear a Prophet of God speak in person. I was very excited. As he spoke and bore his very powerful Testimony I felt a burning in my heart that all that he was saying was true. In my mind I was thinking; if what he is saying is true than Jesus Christ LIVES! Joseph Smith was a TRUE PROPHET, The Book of Mormon was true and the Gospel is TRUE! President Faust went on saying that he know's without a shadow of a doubt that Christ lives and that he loves us. When he was called to be a leader he had had a purging experience that was so sacred he couldn't tell us of it. WOW I thought he knows the gospel is TRUE! Also he said he is a special witness of Christ who came here to tell us that he lives and loves each and every one of us. In our church our leaders are all called to be special witnesses of Jesus Christ. I believe that is exactly what they are. So after the meeting I drove home to visit my parents. At the time I was going to college so I didn't live at home. I was by myself in the car and my mind went over all that President Faust said. As I was thinking of all the great things he said I just started crying and that burning feeling came back that I had felt while hearing him speak. Again it came to my mind that all he said was in fact true. I will forever be indebted to this man for sharing his burning Testimony to me and helping me gain my own. I think of that experience all the time. I'm so great full I was able to be at that meeting. I have a Testimony of the Gospel and I know Christ lives and loves us. So if anyone tries to attack my beliefs it won't matter because I know in my heart it is true and no one can take that away from me.

How I live my faith

I am an active member of our ward here. I have been the Young Women's president now for about six months. I am over all the girls ages 12-18. I love it! We have a wonderful group of girls. They are so loving and kind. We are doing fun things each week for our activities. We have girls camp coming up and the girls and I are so excited for that. Girls camp is usually about three days long and it helps the girls gain a testimony of the gospel and have a blast with each other. It's a great bonding experience for these young women and their leaders.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Becky J.
You can refer to my ,Why I am a Mormon, segment there I speak of my Testimony. Here I just wanted to clarify what a Testimony is. One of my leaders explained to me what a Testimony is and it has stuck with me. A Testimony is something that starts in your mind either a thought or a talk or even a scripture. Or maybe even a desire to know of something. Then it moves to your hands. Meaning you have to do something wither its research or praying or studying. You can't just gain a Testimony without doing your part it doesn't just come to you without some effort on your part. Then it stays in your Heart! I feel like that is exactly how I got my Testimony of the Church is through this process. So it begins in your mind then goes to your hands and ends with a burning in your heart! That is my definition of a Testimony. Show more Show less