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Hi I'm Becky

I play the harp, am a speech-language pathologist and Disney fanatic. Married my best friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I are Disney fanatics! We love that fun and magical atmosphere. Every since my husband proposed to me in front of the castle, it has been our special place. I am a speech-language pathology and am currently working part-time at a private clinic. Although I love working with individuals to improve their communication/swallowing, my wonderful full-time job is that of a mother. I LOVE baking (especially sweets!) and have recently been learning how to decorate cakes; still have a LONG way to go.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into the LDS church, there came a point in my life where I had to know for myself if what I had been taught was true. After studying the Book of Mormon, living it's teachings and asking God through prayer, I came to know for myself that what I had been taught was true! It brings me so much peace to know that I am a daughter of God, that I have a Savior, and that in a world filled with trials and hardships that God still sends his children guidance through a living prophet. I find peace, joy and strength as I live the teachings of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Once I began to see how the gospel blessed my life I had a desire to share it with others. In 2005, I was blessed to serve a mission for my church in Chile. My husband and I currently teach the 8 and 9-year-old children on Sunday about the prophets from the Bible, and how we can learn from their examples. The most important way I live my faith is by applying the teachings of Jesus. By loving and serving my God and my neighbors I have grown closer to my Savior.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No, we don't. We worship God our Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ. We are God's children and he has a plan for us. That place centers around Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for us. Throughout the ages, God has sent prophets (like Moses or Noah) to his children to teach them of the Savior, and of his plan for us. People have often rejected the prophets and their teachings and have consequently wandered lost and confused as to the nature of God and his plan. When Christ came to the earth he established his church. He and his apostles were eventually rejected by the people and killed. For centuries people have sought to worship their God with the teachings that remained after the death of the church's leaders. In 1820, we believe that God once again reached out to his children by sending a prophet, Joseph Smith. Through the power of God, Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon. Through him, God restored a fullness of the knowledge of his plan as well as the authority to perform sacred ordinances (like baptism) pertaining to his gospel. We can learn more about God's plan through the Book of Mormon; an ancient record containing a fullness of the gospel and a record of God's dealings with his people on the the American continent before, during, and after the time of Christ. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

We believe that any sexual relations outside of marriage are wrong and define marriage as between a man and a women. Jesus Christ was a perfect example of love. It is his example that we should follow in our dealings with individuals whose beliefs differ from our own. We believe that everyone is a child of God and should be treated as such. There is no room for bullying or persecuting those whose beliefs differ from our own. Here is a statement the church recently released regarding this topic: http://beta-newsroom.lds.org/article/church-mormon-responds-to-human-rights-campaign-petition-same-sex-attraction Show more Show less

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

The temple is the house of God and filled with symbolism. As such, in order to enter the temple we must be physically and spiritually "clean" (worthy) to enter in God's house. We become clean through repenting of our sins and striving to live all of God's commandments. All are invited to prepare themselves to enter the temple and partake of the blessings and ordinances within. It is a sacred place where we make promises with God to serve him and his children. It is a place where God promises strength. It is a place where we learn of his plan for us as His children. It is a place where families can be sealed (joined together) for all eternity, making it possible to be together after death. It is a place where we can offer the blessings of the gospel to our deceased (who did not have the opportunity to in this life) by performing sacred ordinances in their behave; like baptism for the dead and the sealing of families (don't worry, those who have passed on have the choice whether or not they want to accept ordinances performed in their behave). It is a place of love, joy and peace. Show more Show less