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Hi I'm Bekah

Two things have been my saving grace: my Savior, Jesus Christ, and music. I play the Cello and I sing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music. I live music. If I could have a super-power, I would be able to play any instrument I pick up. Music has been my saving grace in life. I have had a lot of trials, and music has helped pull me though, every single one. I play the Cello, Violin, Piano, and I sing. I also want to learn the Guitar, Viola, Flute, and more. I know, I'm a bit of a music nerd. When I grow up, I want to be a music teacher (or a music therapist, or an equine therapist, or a seminary teacher...). I love to perform. I love the energy you get when you are on the stage, performing a piece. It's absolutely breathtaking. And it's a bit contagious! :) Being able to pass that energy onto your audience so they can feel your emotions and your passion is a gift, and even if you aren't the best musician, people can feel that dedication and love of music and will want to enjoy music at the same level you do. It's an amazing experience. I also love photography. Being able to catch the perfect shot, so that one can remember it forever, is not only an art, but a skill. It is something that I love doing, but I feel I don't get to do it enough, which makes me a bit sad. I'm an online student as well. Online high school is tough, but it is rewarding!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church. I was baptized when I was 8 years old. It was the greatest decision of my life. Besides music, Christ has helped pull me though my life. I'm not perfect, but I can be perfect though Christ. I've also had some pretty rotten stuff happen in my life, but turning to Christ during those trials has helped make me stronger. This Gospel is such a major part of my life. I can't imagine not being a member. I know this Church is true. Some people ask me how I can believe that, and I tell them that I just know. It's hard to explain, other than the Holy Ghost has testified to me that it is true. I know that President Monson is a living prophet, and that he leads this Church, and that he is inspired by God. Listen to what he has to say, because it's very important and can change your life. I know that Christ really suffered for our sins and that He loves each and every one of us. He died for us so that we can live with Him again. I know that we can be sealed to our families together, forever. Never to be separated by death. Death is only temporary. The Temple is a place of peace, and it is truly God's Holy House. I know that our talents are God given, and that we are blessed when we share them with others. I have been blessed by sharing my music. After my conductor passed away, playing my Cello was one of the only things that got me though. We dedicated our first concert to him, and it helped me so much. His wife was there, in the audience, and our music helped her too. I know this Church is true. I know this for myself. No one was able to receive that knowledge for me. I sought it out myself. I know that The Book of Mormon is true and that there is a special knowledge and witness from reading it. I testify these things to you in the sacred name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I am a youth representative for the youth in my area. I get to meet with other representatives and we get to plan fun activities like dances and trek (trek is where we go and pull handcarts like the pioneers for a few days. It's so much fun!). I also love to play music for my church. Hymns are one of the best ways, in my opinion, to bring a spirit of happiness and peace into our lives. Singing, playing the Cello, playing the Piano, it doesn't matter. Music is so great and I know that it can change your life! Along with playing music, I write music too! I mostly write lyrics and fiddle around on the Piano until I find a tune I like, but it is so rewarding. Last year, one of my conductors passed away after our first rehearsal. I was devastated when I was given the news. The next day, I was sitting in bed, wide awake. I couldn't sleep. I just couldn't believe he was gone. Out of the blue, lyrics started forming in my head. I scrambled to find my music journal and started writing like crazy. I then pulled out my Violin and started writing a basic melody. The next week at school, I sat down at a Piano during lunch with a friend and she started helping me write the piano part. It was so amazing for me, because that was the first time I was able to write the lyrics, melody, harmony, Cello, and Piano part to a song. I know that song was inspired by the Lord. I still miss my conductor very much, but I know he's in a better place and is probably having a blast playing up in "the big orchestra in the sky"! :)

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

For me, everything. The waves of the sea, the perfect shade of blue for the sky, beautiful music... “The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork” (Psalms 19:1). I love looking at the stars. Sometimes I'll think, "How could all of this beauty been created by accident?" I know that we are creations of God, and that He doesn't make mistakes. “All things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth... and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator” (Book of Mormon, Alma 30:44). Show more Show less