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Hi I'm Becca

I'm a teacher. I'm a writer. I'm a happy wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Illinois, but since my dad was in the military we moved around a lot when I was a kid. When my dad got out of the military my family moved to Washington and that is definitely the place that I claim as my home. I went to school in Idaho where I majored in English education and got a minor in music, specializing in voice. I wish I could say that I'm a professional singer, but I'm definitely not. I'm just someone who loves to sing. When I was about ready to graduate I received a student teaching assignment that brought me to Utah and that is where I met my husband. I taught seventh and eighth grade at a local junior high for four years and loved it, but now that my husband and I are looking into adopting a baby I've opted to quit my full time job and substitute teach instead. That way I can stay home with my baby whenever it comes along. I do free lance writing on the days that I'm not teaching, but mostly I really enjoy sharing life with my wonderful husband and my pet bunnies.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up in a Mormon family, it is my own personal experience that has kept me actively involved in the church throughout my life. From a young age I discovered that following the teachings of the church made me happy. The church has always brought joy into my life. As I got a little older I realized that there are a lot of good things in life that can make us happy, but that if I was going to dedicate myself to a religion I should know that it is absolutely true. I thougth the church was true, but in order to know for sure I knew that I needed to pray and seek an answer from God. I have prayed to my Heavenly Father and asked him if this is his one and only true church, and He has let me know through the Holy Ghost that it is. I know that many churches, in fact most of them have valuable truths, but over the years after Christ was killed many precious truths had been lost from these churches making them like pieces of an incomplete puzzle. When Joseph Smith prayed to our Heavenly Father about what church he should go to, he was told that none of the churches were exactly the same as the one that Christ had set up on the earth, but that Christ's church would once again be restored through him. I know that this is Christ's true church. It is the exact same church that Christ established when he was hear on the earth. It has all the pieces of the puzzle. Our Heavenly Father has restored it for us today, because He loves us. The only way to return to our Heavenly Father is by living His gospel and He wants us all to have that opportunity.

How I live my faith

As I go about my life I try to see people the way that Christ would see them and treat them accordingly. I know that I'm not perfect, but I try to approach every situation with optimism, patience, and love. I strive to make sure that I am saying my prayers and reading my scriptures daily, because I know that these activities always make a positive difference in my day. I work a lot with the youth at church. I teach 12-13 year olds on Sundays and participate in planning and supervising activities for the youth at our church one evening a week. I also try to do my part by helping to keep our church building clean since we don't pay for custodial staff. I often go to the church to vacuum the halls or wash the windows on Saturday mornings.

Are Mormons Christians?

Becca
We are Christians. That is why our church's formal name is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." We believe that Christ is our Savior and Redeemer as well as our perfect example. While none of us are perfect yet, our goal is to follow Christ's example and live our lives the way that He would want us to. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Becca
Jesus taught in the Bible that it is essential for everyone to be baptized so that they can have eternal life. (John 3:5) There are many people that never had exposure to the gospel, never truly understood its importance, or just plain weren't converted during their earthly lives. We do baptisms for the dead in our temples in an effort to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to receive this important ordinance of baptism. We believe that everyone has free agency, so those that we perform this ordinance for will be able to make the decision for themselves as to whether or not they want to accept the baptism that has been done for them. Heavenly Father won't force anyone into anything, even eternal life, but He loves us and wants us to have as many chances as possible to do what is right...even after we have passed on from our earthly existence. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Becca
While we believe that homosexuality is a sin, we also believe that we should love all people just as Christ does. We all fall short and commit sins from time to time, but Christ loves us no matter what, so it is important that we all show love to one another. We are not in support of same sex marriage, because we believe that marriage is something that God wants to be between a man and a woman, but as I said before, even though we are unaccepting of sinful acts in general, we are definitely accepting of all people and do our best to follow Christ's example to treat everyone with love and respect. Show more Show less