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Hi I'm Becky

I LOVE being a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Arizona, but now live in Oklahoma. I have a Bachelors degree in Creative Writing and Art History and a Masters of Education. I've worked as a newspaper editor, technical writer, and taught high school. I've been married for 11 years and have a preschool age son and just adopted a newborn. I am a really big foodie and love to eat out. The only problem is, I have a lot of food allergies, so I make chefs crazy. I also love going to art galleries, cooking, and writing.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints really answers my questions about the purpose of life. It is an organization with members who hold the priesthood, which is the power to act in the name of God to perform ordinances like baptism. I also love that we have a living prophet who guides the church along with twelve apostles. My parents were both converts to the church; my dad joined when he was 12 and my mom when she was 18. I chose to be baptized when I was 8 because I could feel the spirit and knew that it was the right choice. Later, my passion for the gospel grew as I matured and started sharing the gospel with others. My favorite thing to share with others is what we call the Plan of Salvation. This is the concept that we lived before we came to earth and that what we do while we are here and the choices we make prepare us to go back to live in a state of glory with our Father in Heaven. Not only does this give me a purpose in live, but helps me not be afraid of what comes after this life. I couldn't live without the idea that families can be together forever through the sealing ordinance in the temple. I am so grateful that the gospel is on the earth.

How I live my faith

On a day to day basis, I really enjoy going to play group where we meet and chat while our kids play and helping others with their children. I also LOVE when I have a chance to take someone dinner who has had a baby or is not feeling well. My husband and I like singing in our ward choir. My official church assignments have made me into quite a Renaissance woman! Right now, I teach the Gospel Doctrine Sunday school class for adults. Previously, I worked with the cub scouts 8-10 year old boys, teaching them things like how to build fires and launch model rockets. Before that, I did a stint with the 1 1/2 year old to 3 year old cuties in the Nursery. In the past, I have taught primary Children's Sunday classes , and was a Young Women's leader for the 12-18 year old girls for many years. My most memorable church calling was serving a mission in Moscow, Russia. Sharing the gospel in another language is challenging, but the spirit helps carry the message of truth across.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Becky
Jesus Christ showed us a perfect example when he was baptized by John the Baptist (see Matthew 3). Even though Jesus was perfect, he still had to be baptized by someone in authority to fulfill all righteousness. Even though some people who wish to join the LDS church may have been baptized in other churches or as infants, they must be baptized again by someone who has proper priesthood authority. The LDS church has this priesthood, which was restored through Joseph Smith when John the Baptist visited him and gave him this power, which he then gave to other worthy members. After baptism, members renew their baptismal covenant every Sunday at church when taking the sacrament, which is also performed by the priesthood. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Becky
The Book of Mormon is a collection of writings that were made by several ancient prophets. These were a group of people who left Jerusalem before it was destroyed and sailed to the American Continent. These people wrote TONS of records on various metal plates, which were abridged by the prophet Mormon. So, in the Book of Mormon we read the actual words of prophets like Nephi, Mosiah, and Alma, but the selections were chosen and pieced together by Mormon. Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon using the power of God and special tools that were included when the book was hidden. Show more Show less