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Hi I'm Becky Ann

I love to learn. I'm a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Becky Ann. I'm the fifth of six children. We're a big family, a happy family. I graduated college with a degree in history, and I plan to keep working on my education as long as I can. I love to learn because I'm beginning to see that there is so much knowledge available if I open my mind and broaden my perspective. I enjoy learning languages, playing the piano, reading, and being outside.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the Church, but when I was about fourteen or fifteen, I realized that I had to know for myself if this was the Lord's Gospel. I couldn't rely on my parents anymore. I was saying my prayers, going to Church, and reading my scriptures. After finishing the Book of Mormon, I prayed to know if it was true and if the Gospel was true. I felt good, but it was later in Seminary, during a video about one of the latter-day prophets that the Spirit clearly expressed to me that the Gospel is true, that this is His Church, for sure. It literally felt like a light had been turned on in my head. I knew the Church was true! I knew right then that I was going in the right direction. I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because although Gospel truths can be found in many places, this Church is where they are all housed in one place. I am so blessed, and I want, so much, for others to know that they will find joy and peace beyond comprehension in His Gospel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be my best wherever I am and whatever I do. I mess up, a lot, but He often blesses me with another chance. I try to fulfill my callings to the best of my ability. I play the organ, the piano in Primary, visit teach sisters in my ward, and try to sustain other members in their callings. I take advantage of service opportunities and have learned to find joy in doing quiet, anonymous acts of service. I try to follow my Savior's example by loving as He did and seeing the good and potential in those around me even, and perhaps especially, when they do not see it in themselves.

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Becky Ann
The office of Apostle was established by the Savior. When Judas was no longer an apostle, his position was filled by another man worthy of that office. Just as prophets are necessary for our time, apostles are a vital source of information and spiritual strength for both the Church and the world. As our situations are different from those that lived two thousand years ago or even two hundred years ago, we require divine assistance to help us in our unique predicaments. Modern apostles provide a direct link to the Savior for the Church while we as members try to link ourselves individually with the Savior. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Becky Ann
No. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints feel compelled to serve all of our Father's children. As He has many children outside of the Church, we are just as happy serving them as we are serving those within His Church. In fact, one of our greatest desires as members of His Church is to help those outside of His Gospel find their way to Him, so much of our focus is beyond Church members. Our offerings to the Church, whether of time or money, are often given to those in physical need such as victims of natural disasters, and assistance is given to as many of those who need it as possible regardless of religion. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Becky Ann
We have so many opportunities to come to know our Father in Heaven. As our loving Father, He wants to us to come to Him and to learn of Him so that one day we may join Him. The scriptures are available for study so that we may come to understand His love for us and His nature. Hearing the testimonies of others whether past or present can help to increase our understanding of Him and our desire to know Him. Nature also provides a way to come to know Him, as all things denote there is a God. A single grain of sand or a leaf on a plant can help us to see His wondrous power. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Becky Ann
The Law of Chastity is a code of moral conduct that protects those who keep it from many of the sins and problems of this world. This law calls abstinence from any sexual practices before marriage and relations to be had only with one's spouse after marriage. This law keeps us safe, happy, and confident in our standing before the Lord. Even if mistakes are made, it is always possible to leave our sins behind us with true repentance. Repentance, a blessed gift, is available to us through the Savior's Atonement. Show more Show less