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Hi I'm Becca

I'm a wife, a chemist, and an optimist. I was a Baptist, but now I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am recently married and recently graduated with my undergraduate degree in chemistry. I am overjoyed that I had the opportunity to marry my best friend in the Temple of the Lord. I love a lot of things, but some of those things are my husband, hymns, museums, brisk morning runs, sunlight, hardback books, modern dance, and mangos. My family and my in-laws are wonderful; they support me lovingly and keep me laughing.

Why I am a Mormon

I know the first 18 years of my life were written by a celestial hand to bring me to the waters of baptism. Undeniably, I was carried here by the grace of God and continue to be changed by that grace into a true Daughter of God. I spent many years searching for "the answer." I grew up in a Christ-centered Baptist home, for which I am eternally grateful to my sweet mother. Faith has always been what saw us through the hard times. But I had unanswered questions. The story didn't seem complete. If Christians will be known by their fruits, why can't I find the right church? Admittedly, I had a very anti-Mormon sentiment, but the example of a good friend softened my heart. Why are Latter-Day Saints so different? What was that feeling I felt in the home of that friend? What's so precious about the Book of Mormon? I found my answers through two young men in suits and many other inspired members of the church. The Gospel can take any question you throw at it--I know. I've thrown my fair share. But that's not why I'm Mormon. I'm a Latter-Day Saint because of that feeling I feel in sacrament and as I read the Book of Mormon and in those quiet moments of prayer. That feeling speaks to the deepest part of your soul, this is true. This is light. This is home.

How I live my faith

I live my faith simply and as consistently as I can. I take it a day at a time. I pray, I study scriptures, I read with my husband, and I magnify church callings joyfully and willingly. I search for opportunities to serve my neighbors, my family, and my community. My husband and I recently began volunteering at a rehabilitation center. I strive to be just a little bit better every day, and I try to always carry a humble, teachable heart. I strive to serve people as Christ did and to be a light for the Gospel by example. I want to be someone my Heavenly Father can count on. I aim to love people, and love them deeply and sincerely. I strive to do the right things for the right reasons. I especially have a heart for missionary work. As a convert to the church, there is a very tender spot in my heart for missionaries and the message of hope they carry that has brought me so much joy. I hope to always support missionaries and start a family that is truly missionary minded.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

The simple answer is that we proselyte because Jesus Christ, Our Lord, asks us to. But the reason is deeper than that. You see, when you experience the blessings of the Gospel, when you feel that powerful change in your heart, there's nothing else you want to do but share it with others. Someone once described it to me like this: Imagine that you wake up on Christmas morning, and under the tree you have hundreds of presents, just for you. That's ridiculous, right? What are you going to do with so many? And you notice that your sister has none. Because you love your sister, naturally you would want to share your presents with her, right? So perhaps the question should not be why we proselyte, but rather how could we do anything else? Show more Show less