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Hi I'm Becky

I'm a Mormon. I have been a member all my life. I love the gospel and the life path it has given me.

About Me

I believe that everyone should have a passion in life, something that puts sparkle and joy into your life. I find that passion in my family, my family past, present, and furture. I was raised by a widowed mother who loved her children. She was young when our father passed away but she had the desire to keep the family together. She gained an education and became the teacher she had always dreamed of becoming. From my mother I gained a desire to be strong in the Gospel and in life and have a family that would be together eternally. From my father, even though I never knew him, I gained a desire to know more of him and those who gave him life. I gained a love for family history research. I am a wife, mother, and grandmother. I love who I am and where I am in life!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a third generation member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My maternal grandparents were the first to come in contact with the missionaries. This was at the turn of the twentieth century and they lived in the south where the church was not looked upon favorably. They were converted to the Gospel and were baptized. This created a stir in my grandmother's family and soon my grandparents moved to where the church was well established. They reared their family to be strong in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Likewise my mother was equal to her parents in making the Gospel the foundation in our home. I was introduced to the Gospel through the everyday life that took place in our home, through the standards that were taught and the example of a loving mother who had a firm testimony of the Savior, Jesus Christ. I leaned on the testimony of my mother until I was about eighteen and then realized that I could no longer do that, that it was time to receive my own witness of the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ and that indeed He was the Son , spiritually and physically, of our Father in Heaven. My testimony didn't come in a big way all of the sudden, but through much prayer, studying, and pondering . It was after a time that I realized that my testimony had been growing from the beginning of my life and that I had always known the truths that had been taught me. I saw the truth in my very life by the many tiny miracles and the tender mercies of a loving Heavenly Father. I am excited to be preparing for a mission, to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I feel that the gospel is one of the greatest gift I can give to others that they may feel of our Saviors love and find joy in life by living in accord with his teachings.

How I live my faith

I have the best opportunities in the world! I have been so blessed to live the life I choose. I am widowed but was loved and respected by my husband who gave me wings to fly and become the woman I am. I am mother of 7 children and have raised them in the Gospel. They are now wonderful, contributing adults with families of their own. I realize the greatest influence I have had and will ever have has been within the walls of our home. We taught them to love and serve others, especially those in our home. While our children were young we would make visits to nursing homes, especially at Christmas time. We visited a particular nursing home consecutively for a whole year. My youngest daughter would often go with me for these visits. She loved to visit with the older people and gave great joy to the elderly residents. We became involved with one particular resident who was blind and had no family. We would help her arrange her belongings each week so she could quickly find them and then reminisce about years long past. This was a rewarding time for our family. As I have served in the church, I've had the pleasure of visiting other women each month. One woman that I use to visit was the oldest woman in our ward. She was still full of life and I always came away from her house with happiness. One of the things that she often said was a saying that her mother told her, "You're not worth your raising until you raise a family of your own!" In 2010 I was priviliged to work with the census. I loved the opportunity to prepare records for future generations. Because of my love for family history and the research involved (using census records as a great source) I had a great desire to be involved in this monumental task. This added to my appreciation of record keeping, be it by churches or governments. What a blessing for all who seek past generations In spite of being widowed, I find life fulfilling and exciting and am grateful for the gift of family!