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Hi I'm Becky O'Neil

I'm an opera enthusiast. I'm a movie guru. I'm a daughter and a sister. I'm a Mormon

About Me

Though neither of my parents were members they both wanted me to have good morals. My grandmother moved in with us when I was two and since she had been a member for a number of years I would go to church with her. I quickly gained a testimony and was baptized at the age of 11. As with most high schoolers I fell into the popular things of the crowd and put my beliefs and faith on the back burner for a number of years. I still believed what the church taught, but didn't practice it as well as I knew I should have. When I was 16 I attended a performing arts boarding school and the high morals I was taught as a young girl stuck with me. Needless to say there were many people with whom I went to school that didn't practice the things that I had been taught and my faith and beliefs were really tested. Did I really believe these things enough to stand out from the rest of my peers? My faith, though weak, was grounded enough and only grew from there. At the age of 21 I served an 18 month, volunteer, Mormon mission in Kyiv, Ukraine. I loved my mission with all of my heart and I miss it more than I can describe. The lessons I had been taught as a young girl really helped me and my mission molded me into a completely different person, for which I am extremely grateful! I love movies, music, and anything outdoors. I go rock climbing as much as time will allow and a popular game amongst friends is "guess that movie quote". I have yet to find someone who can beat me :)

Why I am a Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has provided me with peace and clarity that I've never found anywhere else. I've grown to be the person I am today because of the things I have been taught and couldn't be happier because of it.

How I live my faith

I always remember that I am a representative of Jesus Christ and try to exemplify that in all that I do. I love to work in the community and work with various youth groups.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Becky O'Neil
Even as a member of the church I often asked this question to myself. It wasn't until I came on my mission that I figured out the answer. We know of many prophets throughout the Old Testament. Adam, Abraham, Moses just to name a few, but what happened after each of these prophets? An apostasy, or, a period when there isn't a prophet of God on the earth. We read of periods of time when the people, because of agency (or the freedom to choose), would reject the prophets and not listen to their council. After a while the people would become confused and not know what do to. Out of love, our Heavenly Father would call another prophet to guide His children on the earth. While reading the Bible we discover a pattern: Adam, apostasy, Enoch, apostasy, Noah, apostasy, Abraham, apostasy, Moses, apostasy, Jesus Christ, apostasy. In 1 Nephi 10:18 we learn that God and Jesus Christ are the same yesterday, today, and forever. If this is true, which it is, then wouldn't it make sense that there would be another prophet following Jesus Christ? Hence the need for a restoration. Out of love for us, our Heavenly Father called a prophet, Joseph Smith, to restore the church of Jesus Christ that He established while in His earthly ministry. I know that this is true. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I know that he saw God the Father and His son, Jesus Christ. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and I encourage all to read it to know of it's truthfulness. In Jesus' name, amen. Show more Show less