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Hi I'm Bekah

I'm a new aunt. I love cooking & summer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m a university student about to graduate with a degree in Anthropology and International Development, and completely unsure about what to do next. I love traveling, reading, spending time with my family and going on adventures with my friends. I grew up all over the world as the child of a military officer, and during that time became passionate about understanding other cultures and people. My family is the most important part of my life, and they are my best friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and have remained active in the Church my whole life. I have had some significant experiences, however, that helped me to know for myself why I am a Mormon and why I’ve chosen to live my life this way. Growing up overseas as a military dependent, I was often one of only a few members of my faith among my peers. I had to learn for myself whether or not this gospel was true, because my faith was questioned and tested every day. I prayed to my Heavenly Father, I read His words and I sought to know the truth. He answered my prayers then, and He continues to answer my prayers today. At a critical time in my young life, Heavenly Father reminded me that He knows me and loves me. The more I learn about Him and grow closer to Him, the more I see His hand in my life.

How I live my faith

Living my faith, to me, means trying to emulate Jesus Christ in all of my every day decisions. It’s more than attending church services every Sunday, although it certainly includes that. It means actively participating in service given in my congregation--like fellowshipping with other members and participating in classes for scripture study, and extending the hand of service into my community. More than that, it means living with integrity and being kind to those I come in contact with.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Bekah
No. Central to our faith is the belief that we should love and serve all of God’s children, just as our Heavenly Father loves and cares for all people. While we are imperfect people, we try to give of what we have--whether time, money, or our unique talents--to help bless the lives of others. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Bekah
Absolutely. We believe that men and women have different roles to fulfill, but that in no way makes one greater than the other. While men and women are not the same, they are equal. We view men and women as complementary, both necessary and essential but each with unique contributions to make. Mormon women are mothers, sisters, daughters, friends--just like women of other faiths. We value education, and seek to learn throughout our lives. We value family, and believe that women play an essential role in raising families. In short, Mormon women aim to follow the example of the Saviour, Jesus Christ, and try to have the way we live our lives reflect His teachings. Show more Show less