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Hi I'm Becky

I am a stay at home mom and have 7 children and 4 step-children. All, except 3, are grown and out of the house. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised by deaf parents, so I am fluent in sign language. I have only recently developed an interest in becoming an interpreter for the deaf and will likely pursue that after my husband graduates. After 2 bad marriages, I met my current husband, not intending to get married again. I had left the church and became anti-Mormon, so I didn't have the same morals that I did growing up in the church. After the conversion of both my boyfriend (at the time) and myself, we got married. I needed to be re-baptized, and my husband was baptized. My husband and I decided to have a child together and ended up having a daughter. And then Heavenly Father decided to give us twin boys! We are old enough to be grandparents, but have started over being parents of young children. It has been a bit of a challenge, but it's been a definite blessing! I have been a bookkeeper in the past, but I am fortunate enough to be able to stay home and raise my children. I am attempting to homeschool them. My daughter doesn't officially start school until next Fall, so I have some time to see if it's something that I can do.

Why I am a Mormon

Like I said, I left the church and became anti-Mormon. My boyfriend at the time and I bought a house together and my brothers traveled to our town to see it. They started talking about religion and the only thing my boyfriend knew about Mormonism was the "wonderful" things I had told him. So he was surprised to find out what they had to say. He asked me if it would be ok to have the missionaries come. He assured me that he would not join the church, but he needed to find out about the belief of my family so that he can be respectful. I didn't like it, but I made sure I was there to make sure that he was not going to get "sucked into" that belief system. After several months of missionaries coming to teach us, the spirit had worked on my boyfriend and he prayed about what they were teaching and got the answer that it was true. There were many things that happened during those months that I can only describe as being "divine". Too many things for me to put here, as I am limited as to how many characters I can use. Then, one day, I was at work, trying to get caught up on some tasks before the next week. It was Saturday so there was no one there. I was at my desk, in my little cubicle, trying to focus, but it was SO heavy! I felt someone push me down to the floor (again, I was alone), and there I was, kneeling on the floor, calling out to the Lord for help, because I couldn't carry this load anymore. With tears streaming down my face, I felt the most peaceful feeling. It was just like that verse in Alma 36:20: "And oh, what joy, and what marvelous light I did behold, yea my soul was filled with joy as exceeding as was my pain" I had longed to feel that joy, and all it took was a prayer. I knew at that moment that the church was true. The Holy Ghost testified it in a way that I cannot describe, nor can I deny. Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, brought here to establish the Gospel here. This is His Church and it is something I will NEVER AGAIN turn my back on.

How I live my faith

I attend my meetings and maintain my relationship with my Heavenly Father by praying to Him ALL the time as well as reading my scriptures so I can see what He has to say to me. I continue to learn about the Gospel and strive to do what I know Heavenly Father would have me do. I express my gratitude for what my Savior, Jesus Christ did for me. I read the Book of Mormon, as well as the Bible. I do my best to follow His commandments and do what I need to do to be closer to Him.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Becky
I think the best way to know is to read the Book of Mormon, and then pray about it. Really listen with your heart. The Book of Mormon is true. The gospel is true. Living it's teachings will bring you peace and joy. Show more Show less