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Hi I'm Becky

I live in NC. I like to take care of my family, play tennis, and teach teenagers at church. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I (married 32 years!) raised three sons and a foster son. Our last child, a girl, is in 11th grade. I'm a stay-at-home Mom, although I've run a small Income Tax Preparation business out of my home for the last 30 years. I took care of my widowed mother-in-law for many years when she had Alzheimer's Disease. I also cared for my own aged parents, but now they have all passed away. My Dad was the last--he died last year. Now I focus on my family, church responsibilities, and my tennis game. I'm a 3.5 player in a USTA league, and I'm working on my topspin and slice. I love the physical, social, and emotional aspects of the game, and I play outdoors whether it's 35 or 95 degrees outside!

Why I am a Mormon

My family have been Mormons for many generations. After my parents married, they moved from Utah to New Jersey, and I grew up there. Surrounded by many good friends of different faiths (or no faith), I learned that God would hear and answer prayers. I studied, prayed, and talked to lots of people about spiritual things. Throughout my childhood and teen years, I also grew in faith and in my testimony that Jesus is my Savior and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. I love the Mormon church! I am nourished spiritually, intellectually, and emotionally as I pray and attend church, study and discuss, make good friends, and help others in need.

How I live my faith

I work with the teenage girls at church. My official title is Stake Young Women's President. That means I oversee the youth activities of eight different LDS congregations and also help and encourage the teenage girls and their leaders in each congregation. Two of our favorite activities that involve girls from all eight congregations are Young Women's Camp and Youth Conference. At Young Women's Camp (girls ages 12-18) each summer, we spend 5 days and nights together learning about camping and outdoor skills, enjoying friendships with others with similar beliefs and values, and especially growing in faith and testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ. At Youth Conference each summer, the agenda can be all sorts of things. Some times the youth (guys and girls ages 14-18) and leaders go to a college for a fun, uplifting retreat including classes, games, dances, and testimony building activities. Other times we may charter buses and go visit a church historical site for several days--this year we're going to visit Historic Nauvoo, IL. A couple of years ago, our Youth Conference was a Mormon pioneer trek reenactment, complete with handcarts and period clothing. Each activity is fun, develops great friendships among the participants, strengthens our faith in our Savior, Jesus, and fills us with gratitude to our Heavenly Father.