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Hi I'm Becky

I've lived all over the U.S. and am now settled in Arizona. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am happily married to my best friend. I am a mother of three (almost four) and just started a preschool this year. I graduated from BYU with my bachelor's degree in Sociology. I have always loved getting to know different people. I served an LDS mission in Venezuela and still speak fluent Spanish. I love: chocolate and peanut butter together; to read; to be with friends; to spend time with my husband and kids; to run. I ran a marathon in 2009. I miss running so much. I suffered an injury from over-training and now that I'm pregnant I can't run for awhile. I still exercise for the stress relief and recently joined the local YMCA. My kids love to play there so that helps motivate my husband and me to work out and stay healthy. Family is very important to me. I love and miss my extended family in Utah but have met many good friends here in Arizona that have become my family. I am so thankful to be pregnant right now. We've suffered many miscarriages over the years and this baby is truly a miracle.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family. My parents were both raised as Mormons. I took the gospel for granted, particularly during my teen years. It was while living on my own and going to college that I came to miss having Jesus Christ in my life. I never quit going to church, but the best thing I did for myself was to find out if the Book of Mormon was really true. I had read it all my life, but once I decided to study it and pray about it, I received a testimony of its truthfulness. I served an LDS mission in Venezuela, another important part of my life. Teaching about Jesus Christ every day strengthened my testimony of Him and feeling the Holy Ghost testify to others (and to me) that God lives and has a plan for each of us solidified my conversion to Him. I know how it feels to live without God in my life and I never want to feel that again. I have my trials, life is not easy or perfect, but knowing that I am not alone and that God is just a prayer away makes all the difference. I have found the truth in His church and appreciate now what a gift that is in my life.

How I live my faith

My assignment or "calling" is to teach the four and five-year-olds. The group of children under age 12 is called "The Primary". My son is in this class and I love being his teacher on Sundays. This is a very energetic group and it is sometimes a challenge to keep them still. I enjoy these kids, though, and know that at this young time in their lives, nothing is more important than for these kids to learn that Jesus knows and loves each of them individually. I also serve as a visiting teacher, where my friend and I get to visit two other women in our neighborhood who also belong to our church. I love getting to know these women better. One suffers from bipolar disorder and it has been a struggle for her as she raises six kids. Life is a struggle for everyone but in so many different ways. We try to understand and help each other but only the Savior can do so perfectly. I know He cares about all of us and will help us when we turn to Him.