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Hi I'm Becky

I'm a Mormon. I have spent most of my life in Arizona. I am the mother of 8 children.

About Me

I am happily married to my best friend, we have been married for 24 years. We have 8 children and live in a rural area. It was my childhood dream to have animals to raise and enjoy. Over the years we have had pigs, chickens, cats, dogs, and some reptiles including a snake, gecko, turtle, and iguana. It has been a good way to teach my children responsibility and how to care for something living. I am a stay at home mom who dabbles with photography, sewing, and cooking as hobbies. Most of my time is spent in managing my family, and following whatever my kids are participating in. We love to go on vacations together, our 2 favorites are camping in the mountains, and swimming at the beach.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a baby my mother investigated the church. She came to know it was true, and when my father returned home from Vietnam he listened to the message the missionaries had for him, and accepted it as true also. My parents joined and raised their 6 children in the Mormon Church. I found time after time when I heard the hymns sung in church, or lessons taught, and testimonies born, that I had a good feeling and it made sense to me. I was baptized when I was 8 years old. Step by step I learned the gospel and my own testimony of the Mormon Church has grown. I know that it is true, I know that we have a Father in Heaven who loves us, and he sent his son to atone for our sins. I feel a great sense of peace and comfort in the gospel, its principles, and the ordinances I have received in the Temple.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is not just what I do, but who I am, all of the time. I have taken upon myself the name of Jesus Christ through baptism and as such have made covenants to keep His commandments and always remember Him. I try to live like He did, serving my fellow men and women. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we all have opportunities to help our local organization run. I have been asked and have done some of the following: I have been a den leader, and Cub Master of Cub Scouts, I have been a gospel teacher and a leader in the children's organization, young woman's organization and the woman's organization. We watch over each other and try to fill the needs others have when we can. I have also received service when I have had needs. As part of the Woman's organization of the church we find ways to help families in our own community as well as those around the world by giving humanitarian aid. By donating items and assembling kits, that help in areas struck with natural disasters, or war torn countries we feel a love for and connection with our brothers and sisters around the world.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Becky
When asked this question I like to compare going to the temple with getting a license to drive. You would not give you're 5 year old child the keys to the car and allow him to try driving. You wouldn't even allow your 10 year old. It is necessary for appropriate teaching and maturity to take place before a person can be licensed to drive. There are rules that need to be learned, understood, and then practiced before one can take a test. If the age and practice requirements are met, and if you pass the test, then you qualify for a license. A license is an agreement that you will obey the rules set forth by the state you drive in. There is a responsibility to obey the rules, and consequences if you don't obey the rules. This opportunity is offered to ALL who qualify and on the condition that the requirements are met. The requirements are for the safety of the person seeking a license, as well as all others on the road. EVERYONE is invited to qualify to enter the temple, but there is a need for maturation, and appropriate teaching before a person is ready to go into a temple. There are rules "commandments" that need to be learned, and then followed or "practiced". The temple is where a person who is ready, makes promises to God, and in turn promises are made to them. There are responsibilities and consequences involved in the promises made there. It is important that a person is ready to make those promises before they go to the temple. It is important that they understand and meet the qualifications. No one would want to be responsible for something they didn't understand, or weren't ready to agree to. It is a sacred and holy place after it is dedicated, and so only those who desire to know, understand, and promise are allowed inside. Show more Show less