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Hi I'm Becca

I am a nature lover. I am a cookie baker. I am MORMON

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Idaho...and yes, potatoes are my favorite food group. I love all the colors in the world, although my toothbrushes tend to be blue. I can be happy anywhere. One of my favorite quotes is "Make today the best day you've ever had." I try to live by that every day. In my free time I enjoy baking cookies, ukulele playing, hiking, reading, sidewalk chalking, dancing, star gazing, traveling, being with my family and friends, eating cold cereal for dinner, and extreme snowman building.I am currently serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints! I feel so absolutely and utterly blessed to have been given this opportunity. Before coming on a mission I attended three years of college, studying global health, and I plan to finish my education after my mission. I intend on becoming a health educator for developing nations. I am the middle of nine children (7 brothers, and one little sister), and I have two fantastic parents who I look up to and admire with all my heart. They have taught me so much about love, service, hard work, and most importantly living a life centered in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because that's where I find happiness. Because of the knowledge that I have I know that my family can be together for eternity. I know that I have a purpose in this life. I know that I am a daughter of God. I know that because of the atonement, I can be happy and return to live with my Father in Heaven. I have a testimony of the love that our Father in Heaven has for us. I know that he sent his only son to suffer and die for the sins and sorrows of all mankind. I have a testimony ofThe Book of Mormon. I know that it has been given to us to witness of our Savior Jesus Christ, and provide comfort, counsel, and direction. I know that it was translated by a young man named Joseph Smith who had enough faith to get on his knees and ask the questions of his heart. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him, and gave him direction on restoring the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have a testimony of the power of prayer, and I know that if any of us ask our Heavenly Father with faith, humility, a sincere heart, and real intent we too can recieve answers to our questions. I know how much peace and joy the knowledge of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ brings to my life. I know that you can have that same peace and joy if you open up your heart and ask your Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I am serving as a missionary in Alabama! I can honestly say that I did not know what grits were until I got here. As a missionary I wear a name tag that has two names on it. Mine, and the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ. It's a great reminder to me that missionary service is service. My purpose all day, every day for 18 months is to invite others to come unto Christ by teaching them about the restored gospel. Someone once said "I'd rather see a sermon than hear one." So as missionaries we also look for opportunities to give service in other ways such as yard work, cleaning, and helping people in need. "Teach not only the words of Christ, but the works of Christ. It's full time service, and I absolutely love it.

What is being a Mormon like?

Becca
Sooooooo GREAT! Literally all the good things in my life, come because of my commitment to my belief in The Church of Jesus of Latter Day Saints. Because of our belief, my family is more united. I feel peace as I live and abide by the teachings of the church. Most importantly, I know that being Mormon continually brings me closer to my Savior, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Becca
Nope. We love everyone! Everybody is welcome at church, and we invite you to bring your friends and family as well. There is absolutely no restriction based on race or color. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is like a giant family, where we all look different, speak different languages, but consider everyone to be equal and worthy sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Becca
I have been blessed with two incredible parents. I have a super intelligent mom who decided to put her own career on hold to stay at home to raise me and my 8 siblings. I know what a blessing it was to my family to have two parents, united in their faith and their desire to raise children in a home filled with love. My mom read to us, and taught us every day, and my dad raced home as soon as he could to wrestle with my brothers and help my mom get dinner on the table. They did different kinds of work during the day, but their goal was the same. I will forever be grateful for the example that they set for me. "The Mother Who Rocks The Cradle, Rules The World." Some of the most important work, is that that happens in our homes. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Becca
Mormons are your neighbors, coworkers, friends, and acquaintances. "Mormon" is a nickname given to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the restored church of Jesus Christ, or the exact same church that Jesus Christ established on the earth. We have a living prophet today named Thomas S. Monson who leads and guides the church by divine revelation. We love our Savior, Jesus Christ, and as members of the church we are encouraged to work hard each day to become more like Him. We do this through service in our church callings, and service to our friends and neighbors. We live clean lives and stay away from addictive substances like drugs, tobacco, alcohol, coffee and tea. We love our families and work hard to provide and care from them. We're happy! Mormons are happy people. We're normal. We like cars, movies, reading, hanging out with friends, and come from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures. Mormons are also educated, and college education is strongly encouraged for both men and women. We have a love for everybody, and are taught to love and serve our fellow men. Show more Show less