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Hi I'm Becky

I have an interacial marriage, I love Christian rock and alternative music, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom with many interests. Helping others, in many different ways, is really fun for me. I've done triathlons with to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and just spend time with children that need me. My greatest joy, is my family! I got married right after high school to my dear husband who is African-American. I am mainly German and Mexican. Being a product of an interracial marriage, it felt just fine having one of my own. We have been happily married for over 20 years. During that time I've been a mostly stay at home mom to 4 wonderful children. I did a mixture of home school and public school with my kids. When they were all back in public school, I decided to go to work for in an elementary school so I could be on the same schedule. I work as a para educator in special ed, in a classroom for emotionally disturbed children. Since I was very young, I struggled with my weight, or the real problem, food addiction. In 2008 I turned to Overeaters Anonymous 90-day and the church's Addiction Recovery Program (ARP) and was able to loose over 90 lbs. and have a healthy lifestyle. ARP, along with church service, has changed my life, helping me feel much closer to our Heavenly Father. One of my passions is music. I listen to may genres, but Christian rock and alternative music are my favorite! Right now, our eldest son is serving a mission for the church. We're so glad he serving the Lord and helping others. The church has blessed my life and family.

Why I am a Mormon

Because the church is true. I read the scriptures, the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I also gave up the things in my life that broke the commandments. The Holy Ghost told me it was true in my heart and my mind. I was born and raised in the church, but I wasn't converted until near the end of my teenage years. I grew up in Southern California on a roller coaster of poverty and transition. We moved a lot. One school year I attended 3 different schools. Eventually, I gave up on school. At one point I didn't have enough clothes to wear. One of few things that was consistent in my childhood was church on Sunday. During my troubled teenage years all the dysfunction of my childhood came to the surface. My mom, in resignation, told me I could party Saturday night, but I'd better be in church on Sunday. We made our deal, and I kept my side of the bargain. One Sunday I went to church with an aching heart. In this humbled state, God was able to reach me. I heard the lesson about prayer in Sunday school and followed the instructions. To my amazement, my problem was resolved and turned to joy! The instructions had worked! I felt God's and Jesus Christ's presence in my life and knew they cared for me! Since I felt their love, I have never been the same. The more I study the scriptures, pray, and follow the gospel, the more Jesus Christ shows His presence in my life in the form of answers to prayer, spiritual and material blessings, guidance from the Holy Ghost and countless miracles, big and small. He has healed me from heartbreak and dysfunction, and continues to bless me with all that I need. He heightens my happiness and comforts in times of sadness. That is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I go to church each Sunday with my family. I accepted a calling (or volunteer job) of helping out with the children's program called Primary. I do my best to raise my kids in the gospel and teach them to do what is right. We have family prayer every day and read the scriptures almost every day. We also have a family night each Monday night during which we have a lesson about a Christian principle, a treat, and a fun game! It helps us stay close as a family. Helping others is a huge way I live my faith, and it feels great. I feel God's love for me and I know he loves everyone that same way. I live my faith by going to the church's Addiction Recovery Program each week and studying the manual. Jesus has helped me with my addictive behaviors and continues to heal my character flaws. He's not done yet! I also live my faith by sharing with others the happiness and truth that I have learned in the church. I want others that to feel the love of God the way I do. I am happy to answer questions others have about the church and tell about Joseph Smith's first vision.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

I am white and Mexican, my husband is African-American. We have been marred over 20 years have been sealed in the temple to our four children. The sealing ordinance is the highest level of commitment to church and family. During the process of qualifying to go to the temple we met with different church leaders. At each step we found them helpful and encouraging of our progress. In the temple, we felt welcomed by all the patrons and workers. My husband and I have also served in leadership positions in our congregations. We have had full access to membership and all its blessings. Show more Show less