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Hi I'm Becca

I'm a life loving wife and mother of 3 amazing kids. I love chocolate, singing, long distance running, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 32 year old wife and mother of 3 of the most adorable little humans on the earth! I've been married to my rock of a husband for 11 years and he is one of the greatest sources of strength, support and love in my life. I grew up in Provo UT as the middle child in a family with 8 kids. Being in the middle I was always looking for ways to stick out, and performing seemed to do the trick! I love singing and dancing and performing on stage. I did theater and musicals all throughout high school and danced and sang in a performing group in college that showcased Native American, Latin American and Polynesian dances. Now that I'm a busy mom I don't have as much time for that but I still sneak it it whenever I can! Whether it's singing in church, putting on a skit for the youth, or dancing at a talent show, I'm always happy for the chance to express myself that way. I developed a love for running after I had my 2nd daughter, and have now run 5 half marathons and 2 full marathons. I graduated from BYU with a Bachelor's degree in Spanish teaching and was blessed to teach high school for 2 years and Jr. High for 1 year before changing careers to become a full time mom. I loved being a teacher but nothing compares to the fulfillment I get from being a mom. It is the hardest thing I've ever done but also the most rewarding.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church by amazing parents who lived and taught the gospel in our home. We didn't have a lot growing up but I always remember our home feeling so warm and full of love. I knew my parent's confidence and happiness didn't come from money or any worldly thing, it came from their sure testimonies of the gospel. Even in their most difficult trials they were happy. They had an eternal perspective, and it was an anchor of stability for our family. I believed the things I learned in church from a young age, but when I was 14 I wanted to make sure my testimony was my own, not just an extension of my parents. I decided to read the Book of Mormon all the way through. When I was finished I went hiking in the mountains behind my house and found a quiet spot to pray and ask Heavenly Father if it was true. As I knelt to pray I could hardly get the words out before the warmest feeling entered my heart and I felt the words so clear, "Becca, you have always known it is true." The spirit spoke to my heart with such perfect clarity, that I know I can never deny my testimony of the Book of Mormon. I know it is true. I know it. And I know that when I live by it's teachings, I am happy, no matter what trials or difficulties may come into my life.

How I live my faith

I think the simple but important way I live my faith is through action! It's not enough for me to know the gospel, I have to live it! When I do, that's when I feel the most happy and fulfilled. So I try to read my scriptures daily, pray to my Heavenly Father daily, avoid media influences that are not uplifting or edifying, use clean and kind language, serve my family and people in my community, attend church and follow the teachings of Jesus. When I try to be like Jesus it just really brings everything into perspective for me. If I find myself feeling impatient, judgmental, angry or any other negative feeling, I'll think of my Savior, how he lived when he was on the earth. His gentleness, kindness and perfect love for all men, including those who were His enemies, inspires and humbles me and helps me let go of negativity and strive to be better. Another way I live my faith is by serving in the church. I have loved being able to serve in different assignments such as a primary teacher, youth leader, women's organization counselor, choir director, and most recently Girls Camp director for the young women ages 12-18. Each service opportunity has helped me get to know and develop a deep love for those I've worked with and has been a huge blessing in my life.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Becca
I think just like any relationship, when you really want to get to know someone, you talk to them, you listen to them, you spend time with them as often as possible. It's the same thing as we come to know our Father in Heaven. We talk to Him, through prayer. We listen to Him, by reading the scriptures and words He has given to the prophets. We spend time with Him by serving others ("If ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me") and keeping His commandments. The more we do these things, the closer we will feel to Him. I live far away from my mom and dad, but I still feel very close to them because I text them, I email them and I call them often. If I only called once or twice a year, I probably wouldn't have that same feeling of closeness. That's why it's important that we nourish our relationship with our Heavenly Father every day. When we do, we will enjoy a wonderful closeness with Him, and our lives will have more meaning, direction, purpose and peace. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Becca
As Mormons we believe that our bodies are a beautiful gift from God, and should be respected and maintained to keep us healthy and strong. The Word of Wisdom is a law of health given from God to Joseph Smith by revelation. It teaches us the benefits of proper eating, physical and spiritual health, and speaks against the use of tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea, and illegal drugs. I have followed the Word of Wisdom all my life and I know it has blessed me immensely. Not only have I been blessed to enjoy excellent health and a strong body, but I'm also free from addictions that could keep me from living up to my potential every day. I'm so grateful for the gift of my body and grateful that Heavenly Father has given us guidelines to treat it like the temple that it is. Show more Show less