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Hi I'm Becky

I'm an artist, a writer, and teach World Religions. We have 9 grandchildren. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

All our children are grown up, married, and raising children a day or two's drive away from us. Because I think being a grandmother is so important, I travel often to visit them, and am learning to Skype. When I'm home, I volunteer a lot, write novels, draw and paint, fix up my house, and occasionally teach World Religions in a nearby college. My husband and I serve together in the church and are looking forward to serving full time missions in a few years.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a Mormon! It's a miracle that my parents were daring enough to join the church in a place where that was a highly unusual thing to do. I was a rebellious teen, so it took a few years for me to follow their example. In the LDS church, there were clear guidelines of right and wrong. As I followed them, my life completely changed. I remember telling my non-LDS grandmother that I felt like a light had come on inside me. Since then, I've never stopped learning about God. Every day I learn something new about Him and learn to love Him more. Heavenly Father blesses me in so many ways! I've been married to a wonderful man for 35 years and have 4 grown children that I respect more than anyone I know. We could not have raised them that way without the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the help and example of other members of the church. Now my children are raising my adorable grandchildren. I am so thankful they have the gospel to help them too. I went back to school and got a Master's Degree in Religious Studies. Each class I took made me struggle, and to expand my own LDS beliefs. From those struggles I gained a strong intellectual testimony of the LDS church. Jesus is the Christ. Joseph Smith is His prophet. LDS teachings actually answer every question that Christianity and any other faith has. LDS doctrine is solid truth! But more than an intellectual testimony of the truth, I am a Mormon because I have felt the strong love of my Father in Heaven. He helps me every day. I have learned for myself, through the Holy Ghost, that Jesus Christ lives. That knowledge is all that I am.

How I live my faith

It's important to study, pray, and serve. Every morning I make time to study the gospel for inspiration, and to pray to know how to serve others that day. I have several ways to serve: My husband and I work together with youth age 18 to 31 in our congregation. Every holiday we drop off presents and treats to all of them, so the less involved youth know they are loved and the door is always open to return. I also visit women in our congregation each month that I am assigned to. These women usually end up becoming my best friends. My favorite service is volunteering in an LDS Temple. Spending time in a temple feels like going home to Heaven. If I spend enough time there, I bring the feeling of Heaven home with me.