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Hi I'm Becky Allen

I'm a musician. I'm a grandma. I walk on my hands. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 38 years and enjoyed being a stay at home Mom to five children. Those children are now married raising children of their own. Music is one of my passions. Since I can remember I have performed either singing or playing the piano. My Dad would take my brothers and sisters and me everywhere to sing for others. Now I sing professionally with Big Bands. I also teach piano and voice lessons. Being physically active is something I've always loved. Running just a few miles most days of the week keeps me feeling great. One thing I do that I know is a bit strange, I walk on my hands! It gives me sort of a natural "high" and energizes me! I've loved being upside down since I was a little girl. I really don't take good health for granted. My husband and I have a vegetable garden year round, citrus trees and eat healthy. I always preach "Drink lots of Water!" My favorite times are when I can be with my family. Grandchildren are the best! I just wish they all lived close. My parents and my husband's parents are still living which is a great blessing to us. I can't think that anyone has a happier life than mine.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church, baptized when I was 8 years old. I come from Pioneer heritage. However, I had to gain my own testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I remember in my late teens I wanted to know for myself and not just rely on what my parents said. So I read the scriptures more earnestly, especially the Book of Mormon and I prayed to know. I thought I might receive some kind of special revelation. It didn't happen. But I realized that I always knew and it made so much sense to me. I felt good about the path I was on so I never left it. As I've continued on this path, the Holy Ghost has witnessed to me countless times of the truthfulness of the priciples of the Gospel. I can say that the Book of Mormon, which I have read daily for at least the last 25 years or more, is the word of God. Jesus Christ is the Son of God and has attoned for me to cleanse me from sin. The standards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints help me progress and become a much better person. I know that because of my Temple marriage and the covenants I've made, my family will be together eternally. That knowledge brings me joy and comfort! What a blessing to have a living prophet on the earth. President Monson receives revelation for the Church and I try to follow his admonition. It makes so much sense to me that Heavenly Father wants to communicate with His children on earth. He loves us. He loves me and I feel that love daily. Whenever I read or hear about Joseph Smith's first vision of God the Father and Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost testifies that truth to me. It is amazing. I can't deny it.

How I live my faith

I am very involved in my Ward and Stake. I play the organ for church services on Sunday and also lead our choir. Currently I am directing a "Roadshow" which is a mini musical for the youth. That is a Job!! But it is fun! My husband's calling right now in the church is Stake President. That basically means he has ecclesiaticl stewardship over our area which includes about 4000 church members. So I support him in that very busy work. He is not paid and neither am I in any service I've given in the church. But the blessings and happiness we receive are HUGE. Because I try to pattern my life after Jesus Christ I'm trying to be a good neighbor to everyone. Of course I fall short of His example many times but that is why we have repentance. I try to see others as Jesus would. Sabbath observance is important. I always attend church on Sundays and try not to do anything that would keep me from thinking about and reverencing Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ. Partaking of the Lord's Sacrament renews and refreshes me. I attend the Temple regularly, at least once a month for added spiritual uplift. In order to enter the temple, one needs to meet certain requirements of worthiness. This is especially important to be able to understand the ordinances and feel the special Spirit there. To mention just a few of the requirements: be honest in my dealings with others, pay a full tithing, keep the Sabbath day Holy, have loving and honest relations with my husband and family members, etc. Meeting these requirements really just makes for a happy life. Another calling I have in the church is that of a Visiting Teacher. I visit 2 or 3 women in our ward once a month or more often to become a friend and to check to see if she needs help, emotionally, physically or spiritually. This is an amazing program that helps lift each of us and I've had some beautiful relationships through Visiting Teaching.