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Hi I'm Becca

I love basketball, violin, and anything in the outdoors. I'm a biology student and I study flies. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As the middle child of nine children, my family has always been very important to me. Now that I am a college student, I don't always see them, but it makes holidays and family events very special. I love coming home to watch a dance performance or basketball game of one of my siblings, or just spending time with. I also love basketball. I played on my high school team, and now get pretty competitive on intramural teams or in pick up games. I'm pretty tall, and I would consider myself pretty good. I also have played the violin for over twelve years. I like playing in orchestras or playing fiddle pieces. I like hiking and backpacking and bike-riding and sometimes when I'm in nature, I just want to swallow the world because it's so beautiful. As a BYU student, I work part-time in a biology lab sorting flies from Great Basin National Park. I like going on adventures and trying new things.

Why I am a Mormon

My membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints started out as something that I did because my family did it, but I have grown a testimony for myself, little by little, that this is the Lord's church. As a little girl, I loved my cats. They weren't officially mine, but I was the one who named them and took care of them and talked to them. One summer when I was about twelve was particularly exciting because my cat Esmeralda had just had kittens. They were the cutest little things, and my neighbor asked us if she could have one to give to her mother. We of course agreed. I came back from a church-sponsored camp the next week, devastated to find that Esmeralda had run away and the kittens nowhere to be found. My neighbor had wanted to come pick up a kitten, but we couldn't find any of them. I searched everywhere, and got my family to help, but it was useless. It was raining hard, and I was crying hard as I knelt down to pray to God that He would at least help me find one of our kittens. I thought it was useless, and was about to give up hope when I heard a mew coming from the bush right next to me, and sure enough, there was one of the kittens. I have since thought logically about the experience many times and tried to explain that it was just a coincidence and happened randomly. But at that time, I knew that God cared about me, and even about my silly little kittens. It sounds like kind of a funny story, but that is where I learned how much God cares about me and loves me. It was the seed of my testimony. I know that even though we are not much, God sees what we can be. I know that through the atonement of Christ, we can be made whole, even when we go through things that we feel tear us to shreds. I know that families are important and that living the principles of the gospel will always bring us happiness. I am so thankful for the truth that I have found through the gospel. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I live in an apartment complex with other young single adults where most of the people are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Each Sunday in our meeting of the women of our ward, I record the attendance. After church each Sunday, I meet with the presidency of our group of women. We plan activities and make sure the needs of the girls are met. During the winter, one of my favorite things to do is take sick kits to people. Whenever we hear of someone who has the sniffles or is sick, me and my friend go and take them little bags with soda pop, soup mix, crackers, hot cocoa, cough drops and various other little goodies and we deliver them with warm wishes of their return to health.