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Hi I'm Becky

I'm a mom, teacher, former resident of the Dominican Republic, a wanna-be interior designer and make-up artist, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My name is Becky. I'm a mom, teacher, former resident of the Dominican Republic, a wanna-be interior designer and make-up artist, and I'm a Mormon! For over 6 years my profession as an elementary school teacher included teaching the Somali community of Minneapolis, teaching online and even teaching ESL in the Dominican Republic. I really loved being a teacher but decided to take a break after my son was born. I have since entered the world of being a stay at home mom and while I often miss my career, this new job has me wrapped around its' little finger. My tall, dark and handsome husband is from the Dominican Republic and my family spent a year living there for his work where it gave us an opportunity to explore his childhood roots. It was such an adventure that I never dreamed of taking but would never take it back. Now at home in the states, in addition to raising my little toddler, I enjoy using my free time studying the tricks of make-up artists and planning how to decorate my home.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents found the church when I was a child and since then I have sought out its' truth as an adult. I don’t have a specific moment where I can tell you the Lord spoke to me and said: “Becky, you are part of the true church of God” but I can tell you I feel that feeling often. Years ago, I was offered a job in another state while back home, I was in a new relationship. I was not going to turn down my dream job for a boy, was I? On my flight home from my interview, I bore my young soul to the woman seated next to me. She assured me I would feel peace in my decision. It felt like the Lord sat me next to her on purpose. I too received a blessing from a Priesthood holder about this decision and outside of the blessing in conversation, he said to me: “You can always find the right job but you can’t always find the right guy." I was terrified to pass up the job but I did. I stayed for the one who is now my husband and we have a beautiful little boy. I felt real peace when I made the decision to stay. I knew the Lord was guiding me. Recently my husband received a job in the Dominican Republic. We prayed much about the decsion to go and again felt guided. Things began falling into place for our departure. Both of our jobs in the states said we were welcome back when we’d return. Our new home of only a year, rented out. Our cars and furniture began to sell. I don’t know what woman in her right mind gives up everything including her job and her home all to go move to a third world country with a 4 month old baby but I did. We lived in the DR for a year and it is an experience I will forever be grateful for. The Lord knew what we needed to be happy and it was the people there. Never have I seen such humility, faith and giving of what you have when you don’t have much. I became a better person because of them and I know Heavenly Father blessed my family to be there and his hand was involved. I know God knows me individually and I'm on the right path following His church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every time someone asks me what I have going on for the week and I choose to tell them I am going to church, helping with the young women in my church or going to play sports at the gym in my church. My faith is such a huge part of my life that casual converstaion can't help but lead to the question of, "What church do you go to?" This question typically spawns others. I also live my faith by saying, "No, I don't want to watch that rated R movie" or "Yes I would love to be a bridesmaid in your wedding but is there a way my dress can have sleeves?" My faith is a way of life and I am not ashamed that it makes me stand out from time to time however it does get difficult to stand up for what I belive when my faith is often the minority in my surroundings. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints gives everyone ample opportunities to serve and teaches people how to be leaders through experience. I have been lucky to spend a lot of time with the youth teaching them about the scriptures, setting goals, homemaking skills, career goals and just about life in general all while having a blast! I truly love the different opportunities I have had in my church to teach amongst both children and adults. The experience I have gained has helped me in my career as well in other areas of my life. My experiences have taught me how to serve and how to get out of my comfort zone for the benefit of others.