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Hi I'm Becky

I am a small person with a big laugh. I am a wife, a mother and an accomplished cookie maker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My parents taught me to learn as much as possible, to think for myself and to appreciate the value of diversity in the world. Those lessons helped me to find joy and to look for the good in all things. My husband is truly my best friend and we have three delightful children (two girls, one boy) who think they are much easier to raise than they actually are. I sing and play the piano and and live my life-long desire to play in an orchestra through my children. I enjoy sewing prom dresses and Halloween costumes and crafting with my young nieces. I love my book club.

Why I am a Mormon

I was 10 years old when I first prayed about the Book of Mormon, and received a sweet confirmation of its’ truth. I have since come to love and appreciate the words and teachings found there that help me clearly understand my life and my relationship with both God and my savior, Jesus Christ. At one time, I had uneasy feelings about Joseph Smith. I read scandalous stories, some of which seemed plausible; and after much soul searching, I came to this conclusion: If the Book of Mormon is the Word of God, and I believe it is, then it follows that Joseph Smith, Jr., who brought that book to light, must be a true prophet of God. I now believe that Joseph Smith was uneducated, unsophisticated and imperfect, but that he was also entirely filled with faith and a desire to do what the Lord asked of him. To see Joseph Smith a flawed individual actually strengthens my faith. I am happy to know that the Lord chooses imperfect people to serve Him. It gives me great hope that as long as I am trying to do what is right, that through the grace of Jesus Christ, my best efforts will be accepted. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and is aware of my needs and my struggles. I feel his directing hand in my life and He has never left me comfortless. Ever.

How I live my faith

In my community, I have volunteered as an art appreciation teacher for almost 20 years and am active in Distinguished Young Women, a national scholarship program for outstanding High School seniors. For the past several years I served as a youth leader for teen girls in my church and also ran a high-adventure church camp designed to strengthen faith and self-confidence in young women. Recently, I have been asked to organize the music for our Sabbath Services and to direct the church choir. I also visit several women each month, check on their welfare and leave a short, spiritual message. I love my church because I am constantly encouraged to stretch and grow and serve in new ways and with or for people I don’t always think I would choose to serve (I am always wrong). I am starting to get the idea that the Lord thinks I am a completely different person from who I think I am. For that, I am eternally grateful.