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Hi I'm Bekah!

I have a passion for running and am studying to become a registered dietician. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Lake Oswego, Oregon for most of my life. One of the greatest benefits of living in Lake Oswego was having the Portland Temple as one of my neighbors. One of my childhood memories is watching the temple from my bedroom window, waiting to see the lights turn off, and knowing my Dad would be home from the temple in a matter of minutes. I am the only girl and second oldest child in my family of six. My three brothers, Sam, Jake, Seth and I were all adopted from different places. Our family photo is entertainingly diverse! Growing up as an adopted child has been a great blessing in my life. I am pursuing a career in health and nutrition. My goal is to become a Registered Dietician and find a career that allows me to help others make healthier nutritional choices. If it were up to me, I would work at a fitness center where I could be a personal trainer and dietician because I would be in an active environment on a regular basis! Did I mention I am a "gym rat?" Exercise has always been a large part of my life. Apparently my Dad wasn't satisfied with the two sons he already had, so he signed his little girl up for a few sports and now she is hooked! My interests include long distance running, staying active, traveling, and being around positive people. If I have it my way, I will be doing all of these things even when I am eighty or ninety years old but with my grandchildren right by my side.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was raised in a family who were members of the church, I had a choice to become a member myself. I am fortunate to have always had a firm testimony of the Gospel. I cannot remember a specific moment where I knew that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true, because that statement has always been a part of who I am. I love being a member of this church. I am so grateful for the living prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, and his wonderful apostles. It never ceases to amaze me that we are fortunate enough to have modern revelation from a seer of the Lord and that we can receive direct guidance and counsel from our Lord, through the prophet. I am eternally grateful for the sacrifice Joseph Smith made to bring the Gospel back to the earth. I know that through him, we have the opportunity to know of our divine purpose and future opportunities. I believe in Jesus Christ and know that he lives.The plan of salvation is one of the greatest comforts and joys in my life. I am so excited to be exalted and prove myself worthy to be in the presence of my Father in Heaven. The scriptures are true and are filled with revelation available to all mankind. If we study the scriptures and act on their guidance and counsel, we can become like Christ. I am so blessed to have the Gospel in my life and know that it is available to everyone who is willing to accept it and follow its teachings.

How I live my faith

Growing up, I always enjoyed going to primary, being a part of Young Women's, and now attending my college ward and participating in Relief Society. I have had callings as Sunday school teacher, compassionate service leader, and now Relief Society secretary. I enjoy working within the church and growing from every experience. Home teaching has always been a significant part of my life and now that I am away at school that has not changed. I enjoy having worthy priesthood holders teach me each month and offer their service and priesthood blessings for my benefit. The church is an extremely organized unit that excels in events for both members and nonmembers, alike.