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Hi I'm Becki

I grew up in California, graduated from BYU, and live in Washington now. I'm a wife, mother and playwright. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Northern California, then I got my B.A. in English from BYU and married a wonderful man my blind roommate set me up with (no, really, she was legally blind!). We lived in Iowa while my husband attended medical school and then Wyoming during his residency. We had four darling daughters, the last one in Washington, where he first began to practice. Two months after her birth, my husband was killed in a tragic electrical accident. At this difficult time, I gained a much deeper gratitude for the principle of eternal marriage; I knew that I would be with him forever, as our marriage had been sealed for time and all eternity in a holy temple of the Lord. Four years later I remarried another good man, and now I have four fantastic stepchildren, all married, and seven stupendous step-grandchildren. One of my daughters has married so far, and one is serving a mission in Argentina. I work as a substitute in the schools. My sister and I love to write musicals. We have written book and lyrics for four full-length musicals, collaborating with various composers. One of our greatest joys is watching our shows come to life onstage and see how they affect people's lives. I love living in the Pacific Northwest and enjoy the beauties of nature through camping and hiking. I also love to read, play the piano and sing. I also love teaching, whenever I get the chance. I love doing all of the above with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and have always been actively involved. My parents are good people and raised us well. But like everyone, I had to gain my own testimony, which I did at a fairly young age. The first time I read the Book of Mormon I was probably in Jr. High, and, following the promise in Moroni 10:4, I prayed to know if it was true. As I prayed, the thought came into my head that I already knew it was true, and that was right. My testimony has continued to grow as I have tried my best to live the commandments and keep my promises to the Lord. Through His blessings to me, I have come to know of His great love for me, and my love for Him has grown. After my first husband died, the Lord was always with me to help me with whatever challenges I had to face, and He helped me do the hard things I had to do. He has also helped me raise my daughters to be virtuous young women. I am still learning, but more and more I recognize the voice of the Holy Ghost guiding me in my life. I am also filled with love for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and for my brothers and sisters. I know without a doubt that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church, restored to earth in these latter days as prophesied. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and that Thomas S. Monson is His prophet today. I know the Book of Mormon and other scriptures are true. I know Jesus Christ is my Savior, and that He atoned for my sins and brought about the resurrection. Because of Him, I can live eternally with my husband who waits for me in the spirit world, and we can be a family forever. I am so grateful for these blessings and this knowledge, and I bear this witness in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I love serving in the Church! I've done many different things. I was recently released as the president of the Primary (children's organization), which I did for several years and loved. The children are so precious! I've just been called to teach the adult Sunday School class, and I am excited for what I can learn from this experience. I love teaching, I love to be creative, and almost every assignment I've had in the Church has allowed me to teach and to use my creativity. And when it blesses others, that's where the real joy comes in. But mostly it causes me to feel love for the people I serve. And it's all about helping me be a better person. I enjoy helping in the community when I can. I have helped in the schools a lot, and I've also served a little with various theatre organizations in my community. I like to attend concerts and plays whenever possible.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

The Mormon lifestyle is the "abundant life." We live "after the manner of happiness." If we are living like we know Heavenly Father wants us to live, then we are happy, no matter what trials we may have to endure. We don't have to be rich in monetary ways, because we have so much that is not counted in a checkbook. Striving to live righteously, be healthy, serve others and love our families is the key to happiness. I LOVE being a Mormon! My life has such purpose to it, that I can never feel down for long. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Though each congregation of our Church has different people with different personalities and life experiences, you will find the Church is the same wherever you go. The format of the meetings is the same; the lessons taught in the classes are the same, and the doctrine is the same. In most cases, you will find that the people will be very friendly to visitors and want to meet you. However, how you enjoy the services will really be up to you. If you go expecting to meet people and find interesting things to learn--then you will surely find that. It's also true that people who go with a negative attitude will not enjoy the meetings as much as they could have. As with anything in life, your experience is what you make it. Show more Show less