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Hi I'm Becca.

I grew up in Boston. I love to run and study math. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am studying mathematics education at university. I took a gap year from university to serve an 18-month mission in Manchester, England. I am 23 years old and enjoy spending time outdoors running, swimming, kayaking, hiking and skiing. My family, friends and enthusiasm for live bring me happiness.

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't attend church consistently until I was 10 years old. At that time, my older sister started going to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with my father. I shortly thereafter followed her example and was also taught by sister missionaries about the church doctrine and principles. My sister and I were eventually baptized together on March 4, 2001. While I did not understand the entirity of the gospel at such a young age, I knew what I was learning was good and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was Christ's restored church on the earth today. It was clear to me that this is the path God would have me take. My conversion did not just take place when I was 10 years old. It happens each and every day as I choose to obey God's commandment and follow the example of Jesus Christ. In particular, it came as I grew up being the only mormon in my high school, when I made the decision for myself to live the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is demonstrated in my every day actions. I live my faith by talking to friends, family and strangers about it. I also try and be like the Savior in my actions by helping those in need and being friendly to those I come in contact with. Furthermore, I study the life of the Savior and the words of the living prophet in order to more fully apply them in my life.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Becca.
As we take a closer look at our life, God continually blesses us with health, strength, nature, knowledge and much more. Donating 10% of our income is a way for us to show our gratitude of all the we receive from God. We know that as a result of donating a percent of our income, we will receive even greater blessings from God. While we recognize it is a commandment from God, we know that we have the agency or choice to pay a percentage of our income. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Becca.
No, we do not worship Joseph Smith. While we recognize him as a prophet, similar to Noah or Moses from the Bible, we do not worship him. We worship our Heavenly Father or God and His son, Jesus Christ. Because of their love for us, we benefit from the restoration or bringing back of Christ's church on the earth today. This restoration came through the prophet Joseph Smith who once again emphasized the true nature of God and Christ's Atonement for us. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Becca.
We believe the Bible is the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. There are many important truths that the Bible teaches and help us understand. However, we also regard other books as scritpure such as The Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ concerning the people in the anceient Americas. Similar to the Bible, it is inspired words written by prophets and apostles, but tells the record of people in a different land. It is as we use these books together that we understand the fulness of Christ's gospel, and our lives are greatly benefited as a result. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Becca.
Mormons are Christians and are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We often receive the nickname of mormons because we read The Book of Mormon and believe it to be the word of God. We recognize that the Book of Mormon goes hand and hand along with the Bible and continues to testify of Christ and his gospel. The Book of Mormon is our evidence that Christ's church has been restorted or brought back in its fullness, including having modern-day Apostles and Prophets. Show more Show less