What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Becca

I grew up in Southern California. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of seven kids, and with such a large family I have a dozen wonderful nieces and nephews too. Imagination is a big part of who I am because I am transported somewhere new every time I open a book, especially the Book of Mormon or Bible, or begin a new page of writing. Though I'm taking a break I consider myself a college student, and actually enjoy that title.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and can't remember a time when I didn't believe in the Gospel. Sure I've made some mistakes, but even in those days I knew He still loved me and wanted what was best for me. Well when I was seven turning eight I couldn't wait to be baptized. I was even trying to talk my doctor into letting me get my cast off early so I didn't have to wait another three weeks. But I think my true conversion happened a little later in life, after I had more "life experience", so to say. It was actually pretty recently and it was due to a family matter I won't go completely into detail about. But I have family members who haven't always been the best example and one of them and I actually had a falling out shortly before their wedding. Well I had actually avoided my brother and his wife for close to a year, only time we'd talk was at family gatherings. After a while I had this overwhelming feeling that I needed to go visit my sister-in-law since she was on bed rest, and don't get me wrong we weren't back to being best friends right then and there, but something about that day really changed my perspective. I like to think that Heavenly Father was in complete agreement with my Mom that day when she said I should go see my sister-in-law, which is why I found myself in the complete opposite direction of my original plan. So I have a testimony that the Church is true and that Heavenly Father does have a plan for us and wants us to be the happiest, and best we can possibly be. I know that he wants all of us to return to Him. Though I'm not the best at keeping up with my prayers, I know that when I do He hears them. I can feel it.

How I live my faith

I have had two callings for the Church, in my adult life. The first I was making food for my ward's after meetings Linger Longer. A time and place for everyone to mingle and get to know everyone better. Following that calling I became a member of the Activities Committee to help plan parties and such things. However, something I did as a teenager with a large group from Church is we'd go clean a homeless shelter, that was only open for Winter, just before Thanksgiving, and help out with the children staying there every once in a while. Doing different kinds of community service is a big part of how I became who I am today in the Church.