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Hi I'm Bekka

I am 16, home schooled, a sister to two, a growing artist, and I’m also a Mormon.

About Me

I absolutely love the creative arts! I’ve been drawing for a long time, and now that I’m older, I’ve taken professional art classes and have even sold copies. I also love to read. Whenever I’m bored I am never reluctant to sit down with a good book! Though no matter what or how many books I read, I know the most perfect book in the world will always be the book of Mormon. I just finished reading how in The Pearl of Great Price the earth was created. The earth is beautiful. Someday when I'm older, I would love to travel around the entire globe and visit people from all over the world! I’m also pretty good with computers, and even though I’ve never had a taste for family history, have become rather skilled at it. I watch a little bit of anime in my free time. Lately I’ve become brave enough to try foreign cuisine. I love oriental foods, and also like any other eastern/middle-eastern dish. The only thing I won’t ever touch is Italian food!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church with my family. Despite this, when I was younger I leaned on my parent’s testimony. My mom didn't start going to church until she was eight years old, and my dad was a convert from the time when he was a teenager; so very few members of my family outside of my home are Latter Day Saints. Now I’m striving to develop my own testimony. Sometimes it seems that everyone else my age knows lots of things about the church that I still don’t know. My favorite verse in the scriptures is Matthew Chapter 17 Verse 20. It talks of having faith like the grain of a mustard seed. Even if our faith is small, it can grow to an immense size! I’m so grateful that our church has not only the New and Old Testament, but also The Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price to further our knowledge in the gospel. The Book of Mormon was written for our day, and I think without it many of us would be lost. Books contain knowledge. It says D&C section 130 Verses 18 through 19 that "whatever principle of intelligence we gain in this life, will rise with us in the Resurrection, and whosoever gains more knowledge in this life shall have the greater advantage in the world to come." I love that verse! I want to gain more knowledge. I also want to live with my family forever in the Celestial Kingdom. This is why I'm a Latter Day Saint.

How I live my faith

Currently in my life, I am preparing to serve a mission. I'm leaving very soon and their is so much to do before I go. I feel as if my testimony has been strengthened ten-fold since I got my call and have been preparing. I know it will only increase as I prepare to bless the lives of others. I believe what we do flows from who we are. When people look at how I dress and act – that sends a message in of itself. I’m grateful to be an example to others. I know I’m not a perfect person. Sometimes I feel as if Satan is throwing things in my face, left and right. I’m 19 years old now, and although I am still a child, I feel as if I've grown a lot these past few years. I know these are the last days. I also know that things that are popular today won’t last tomorrow, but the gospel and Savior’s love will last forever. This is what we should be striving for. I want to be a leader and an example to other non-members. This is how I live my faith.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Bekka
This is one of the most frequently asked questions I get as a Latter Day Saint! In the 1800s, yes, Mormons did practice polygamy. Today that has sense changed. Mormons also believe in obeying the law of the land. The year polygamy became illegal Mormons stopped this practice. Today LDS families have one father and one mother each. One day I will become a mother - the only one in the household, and have one husband. No more no less. Show more Show less