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Hi I'm Becky

I love playing games with my family. I love being involved in the church and community. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Yuma with my parents, 2 sisters, and 4 brothers. I loved hanging out with my friends as a teenager, but loved being home with my mom and little sister almost as much. As much as I loved being home I was excited about leaving home and going to college. I loved learning and being in school. I received my Bachelors in Nutrition from the University of Arizona. I met my husband while I was there and we got married the summer before my last year of college. After we both finished school, we moved to a small town, where he got a job teaching high school and I worked for a little while, but when I had my first child, I decided to stay home and put my degree to work in our home. I am now a full-time stay at home mom to 3 children, 8, 6, and 3. I love to play games on go on outings with my children and will choose those over housework any day! I love to read and watch movies. I like to hang out with other moms and talk while our children play.  I am not very outspoken or outgoing, but I still love being involved in the community, schools, and the church.

Why I am a Mormon

Truthfully I am Mormon because I grew up in a very devout Mormon family and got baptized when I was 8. Why I am STILL Mormon is because I believe it is the only church that is all true and it truly makes my life better. My parents taught me the gospel from before I can even remember. And now I realize how blessed I was at such a young age that I knew the answers to life's big questions, Who am I? Where am I going? What do I need to do to get there? Will I be with my family after I die? It is my goal that my children also know the answers to these questions so they can also develop a testimony and be proud to say "I'm Mormon". I am also sealed to my family forever and that is an amazing blessing that I have been able to receive by being a member of this church.

How I live my faith

This faith has to be lived DAILY. I have, I think, finally come to realize that I can't take days off! It is a full-time commitment to be a disciple of Christ. And even though I am still lacking I try to do this daily by starting each day with a prayer to my Father in Heaven then read my scriptures in the quiet of the morning. Also as a family we read scriptures and pray daily. These aren't huge things, but show our commitment as well as bring us closer to Him. I also serve in the church by working with the other women. By doing this I have gained many spiritual blessings, but also practical ones. I have learned how to help others and how to look for these opportunities. I have learned how to organize and carry out a luncheon/dinner for 50 women, how to work on a committee, how to get up and give a lesson or talk in front of 30-100 people. The great thing too is that I will get the chance to work in other aspects of the church as well. Right now it is with the women, but in a year or so they could ask me to work with the children or possibly the youth. I will get the opportunity to grow and learn in these areas as well.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Becky
Possibly because it isn't just a Sunday church, but one that encompasses all aspects of our life. We are being taught to follow Jesus Christ, who didn't just teach and serve on Sunday, so we don't either. Within our congregations we are also very close and help our own and maybe this comes off as being too clannish. It is definitely a culture, but not a cult.  Show more Show less