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Hi I'm Becky

I'm a police volunteer, a Sociologist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from English and Danish descent. My dad is English and my mum is half-Danish. I grew up on the south coast of England until the age of 18 when I moved to London to go to University. I studied a Bachelors degree in Sociology and finished in 2011. I decided to study this subject because of my desire of learning about different cultures and societies. In summer 2011 I made the move over to America to work at a summer camp and to do some travelling. I was there for 3 months and I loved every moment of the experience. I am a convert to the Church, meaning that I was not raised in the gospel. I joined the church in Nov 2007, and I have never looked back!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert. I didn’t grow up in the church but I was given the opportunity to be taught by LDS missionaries. I joined the church when I was 17 and I am grateful that I am still part of the church today. When I first gained the knowledge that the gospel of the church is true, I could not deny it. The feeling in my heart showed me that there is more to the church than meets the eye. I made the decision to get baptised because I was given the witness that this is Jesus Christ’s church and it has been restored on earth today for our benefit. When I was confirmed a member of the church, I was given the gift of the Holy Ghost – something that everyone who gets baptised is entitled to. The Holy Ghost is a constant companion and it helps me to do what is right in my life. This is the gospel of Jesus Christ and I have been blessed so many times since being a part of it. Heavenly Father (God) knows the desires of my heart and I want to do what is right in my life to continue having blessings and good fortune.

How I live my faith

Being a convert, I know what it is like to be outside and inside the church. Prior to joining the church, I drank alcohol, worked on Sundays as well as other little bad habits that I got into during my teenage years. Through various teachings within the church, I can live like any other 20-something year old, without the thought of having to conform to doing the same things as my friends who are outside the church do. I am now happier when I live by what I am taught in church. I also have gained the respect from friends and family members who are not from in the church which is a real blessing. I recently served as one of the leaders for the Young Single Adults. This is a programme in the church for those between the ages of 18 and 30 who are not married. Being a leader, or known as presidency, is a challenging but a rewarding role, and working along side members of the church is fantastic!

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Becky
There is no requirement for members to serve a mission, but it is a tradition, particularly for males to go on one. Single males and females go when they are young, typically after finishing school. This way, they can be fully focused on the mission, before being tied down to married or work life. Senoir couples are also encouraged to go on missions. Show more Show less