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Hi I'm Becca

I grew up in Utah and I served a full-time mission in Indiana (go Hoosiers!). I'm Mormon, and I love it!

About Me

I completed an undergraduate degree in Recreation Management with an emphasis in Youth Leadership at Brigham Young University. I also have a minor in Editing. Some of my favorite hobbies are singing, theater, photography, writing in my journal, volleyball, hiking, jogging, talking with friends, and being with my family. I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when I was 11 years old. I served a full-time mission for the LDS Church in the Indiana Indianapolis mission. The experience was incredible and I have learned a lot about the joy that comes from bringing others unto Christ. I love this gospel and I am so grateful to be a part of it!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was baptized into the church when I was 8 years old. I have always had a testimony of the truth of the Church, and it has only become stronger as I have had the chance to serve in various callings in my wards and participate in church activities. I have felt the confirmation of the Lord's spirit many times in my life in more areas than one. I know that the Lord loves me unconditionally and it makes life so much easier to know that no matter what trials I go through, everything will work out. With the gospel I can enjoy the process of living and learning so much more, because there is so much joy to be found on this earth!

How I live my faith

I served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 18 months (August 2012 to February 2014). My most recent calling was a teacher in my ward, and I had the opportunity to teach a class about the Book of Mormon every other week. This calling helped me understand and appreciate so many things about the Book of Mormon! Prior to this calling, I served as the President for the women's organization in my Young Single Adult Ward. I helped the women in the ward, delegated responsibilities, and organized activities and lessons for the welfare of those in the ward. I loved working closely with the other leaders in the ward. Before this calling, I taught 13-14 year old girls, and prepared a lesson about the gospel for these girls every other Sunday. Prior to this calling, I served as my ward's music coordinator, and my responsibilities included selecting hymns for church meetings and finding people in the ward to perform musical numbers in church. While in college, I have had the opportunity to visit teach several women in my ward every month. I receive new assignments throughout the year to visit a couple of women in the ward, and I have the chance to prepare a short message to share with these women in order to help them with their needs and concerns. I love receiving church callings because they give each member the chance to serve others and act in various areas of leadership.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Becca
Thomas S. Monson is the current prophet of the Church, and he has been called of God. Show more Show less

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Becca
In Jacob 2 in the Book of Mormon the Lord states: "Wherefore, my brethren, hear me, and hearken to the word of the Lord: For there shall not any man among you have save it be one wife and concubines he shall have none. … For if I will, saith the Lord of Hosts, raise up seed unto me, I will command my people otherwise they shall hearken unto these things.” In other words, the Lord's standard for his people is marriage to one man or woman unless He reveals otherwise. Latter-day Saints believe the season the Church practiced polygamy in the mid-19th century was one of these exceptions. The Lord commanded members of the church to practice polygamy at a time when the church had just been restored to the earth. Without plural marriage, the population of the church could not have grown as quickly. However, polygamy is not practiced in the LDS church any more. Former prophet President Gordon B. Hinckley stated: “I wish to state categorically that this Church has nothing whatever to do with those practicing polygamy. They are not members of this Church. Most of them have never been members. They are in violation of the civil law. They know they are in violation of the law. They are subject to its penalties. The Church, of course, has no jurisdiction whatever in this matter. "If any of our members are found to be practicing plural marriage, they are excommunicated, the most serious penalty the Church can impose. Not only are those so involved in direct violation of the civil law, they are in violation of the law of this Church. An article of our faith is binding upon us. It states, 'We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law' Articles of Faith 1:12.” http://www.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/background-information/polygamy-latter-day-saints-and-the-practice-of-plural-marriage Show more Show less