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Hi I'm Becky

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Becky and I'm a married mom of two girls and a boy. My first two kids have already started the process of leaving home and I'm loving watching them succeed as they take their first steps as adults. I love spending time with my husband and my friends and really love spending time at the beach. I'm also able to care for my aging father, who moved in with us after the death of my mother 5 years ago. I love to sew and I spend a lot of time volunteering with the schools in my area.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was 18 years old. I had been introduced to the church as a young teenager and spent several years learning and waiting until I was able get my parents' permission to join. I think the thing that I treasure most about my membership in Christ's church is the depth of my relationship with Him. I knew who Jesus Christ was when I was a child, because I was brought up with faith. Through my membership in this church, I now know Him in a very personal way. Christ is real and He loves and knows me. He did everything He did so I can be with Him someday. I know that and I love Him for it.

How I live my faith

I'm blessed to be able to serve in my church as a youth leader for teenage girls. I tell people that I'm in my happy place when I'm with those amazing girls. They have so much hope for the future and their attitudes are infectious. I love it when I run into them when I'm volunteering at their schools and get to meet their friends. So many of our teenagers are looking for someone to tell them that they are good and have limitless potential, but they don't find people to do that very often. I think our society tends to focus on the negative things that teenagers do and the amazing potential of that group of people goes largely unnoticed. I try to see them as the Savior sees them, whether they are members of my faith or not. One of my favorite times of the year is the week I spend with the 12-18 year old girls at our summer church camp. It's a time when we can take them out of the world, so to speak, and let them focus on the things that really matter, spiritually. We are bitten by bugs, sweat without air conditioning, and occasionally experience a water balloon ambush. We also learn to love people who are different from us, recognize when we hear the voice of God through the Holy Ghost, and focus on gaining a solid testimony of the fact that God loves us and knows us, personally.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Becky
I think the word "cult" is used in reference to our church because of a lack of understanding. As someone who came to this church after growing up in a different one, I can understand where the misconceptions come from. Misconceptions about faiths unlike our own aren't uncommon. My mom and dad were members of two separate faiths and they had misunderstandings about each others' beliefs when growing up. One of the most common misunderstandings people have about my faith is the belief that we worship Joseph Smith. While we honor and respect him for his role in the restoration of the Gospel, we do not worship him. We worship only God the Father and His son Jesus Christ, who is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. My belief in my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ has only been strengthened through my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less