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Hi I'm Becky

I'm a full time college student and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the older of two childern on my mom's side. I was born and raised in California and go to a wonderful university where I am currently studying for a Food Science degree. I have a passion for everything about food and also enjoy cooking. I look for ways to share my constantly growing talent whenever I can, especially around the holidays. In my free time I love to go line dancing and salsa dancing with my friends. Hopefully I will start going to blues swing sometime later this year. I would like to someday travel and discover the different foods around the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Catholic and was in the middle of my 2 year confirmation classes when I decided that I wanted to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I grew up in a neighborhood full of LDS members who made my community such a wonderful place to live in. I was good friends with a lot of members of the church. One day I realised that I was so similar to them and actually believed in most of thier beliefs before they were taught to me. In high school I was in a relationship with a devoted member who was already a good friend. I learned a lot about the church from him, and he gave me my first Book of Mormon. I wanted to become a member when I was almost 17, but my mom, a hard working single parent didn't want me to get baptised while I still lived in her house. She told me I could do whatever I wanted when I move out but until then, I should just go along with what she has organised her house to be. I respected my mother's wishes and decided to wait. But I wanted to do as much as I could towards becoming the as prepared as can be so I read the Book of Mormon and part of Doctrine and Covenants in secret. In the middle of that, my boyfriend left for his mission and encouraged me to continue my studies and to continue on my goal towards finding a church and getting baptised. The day finally came when I moved out of the house when I was 18 to go to my dream college. When I arrived there all I could think about was trying to find a way to find some LDS members to be friends with and go to church. One Sunday I decided to just take a bus to the LDS church down the street and showed up to sacrament meeting for the first time. That day I meet the missionaries and right away told them that I had read the Book of Mormon and know that this church is true and wanted to be baptised. Two weeks later I was baptised, exactly one month before my 19th birthday. I was so happy to finally have accomplished this goal after waiting for so long.

How I live my faith

I love going to church every Sunday. I go to the Young Single Adult service on Sundays since I live in a college town full of non-married members that are between the ages of 18 and 30. This group of people are so close to one another that we are a family, especially since most of them are away from home. I participate in a wide variety of activities that the church has to offer from volunteering in the local community to organizing fun events on the weekends. I serve as a member of a compassionate service committee which serves a purpose to help those who are in need of service from the women in the church. We are there to be a friend to anyone who needs emotional and spiritual uplifting as well as do the best we can for anything else they need. I live my faith by seeing things in a positive mindset and being patient with anything stressful that may come my way. I believe that actions speak louder than words, and I try to live my faith through being the best person I can be, and try to become the person that God our Heavenly Father wants me to be.