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Hi I'm Becky Ririe

I have been a teacher in both Public and Montessori schools. I have a blended family of 9 children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

This is a second marriage for my husband and I, with 9 children in a blended family! We also have 27 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild, whom we love dearly. I love being a Mother and Grandmother. I can spend my whole day with the children and be happy. I love to teach little children (especially my grandchildren) and see the light go on as they learn something new. I especially love to teach them to read and read to them. They grow up so fast and my time with my grandchildren is so brief. My first teaching job was on the Navajo Reservation, in Tuba City. I taught in the public school there and loved it so much. My minor in college was anthropology, so the opportunity to teach these beautiful Navajo and Hopi and Anglo children was a perfect fit. I learned so much from them and their diverse cultures. I felt so blessed to live among them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was an active member of a protestant church for years. Went to church camp, study groups, but always had questions that were never quite answered. When I went to college, I began searching. I took Philosophy of Religion, Religions of the World, I took Catholic lessons, went to the Episcopalian church and finally took lessons from the LDS missionaries. During my lessons I felt something familar, like I had heard it before. They taught things that I already believed and answered questions that I had been searching for. About 3 lessons into it I had a testimony growing...They would teach a principle of the gospel and challenge me to put it to the test. I tested everything. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed if it was true and really from God and I got a confirmation! I was challenged to live the Word of Wisdom, which is to avoid alcohol, smoking, coffee and tea. I put that to the test and had such a good feeling that it was the right thing to do, on many levels. What I loved about learning from the missionaries, was that I was never pressured, it was totally left up to me and my prayers to decide it what they were teaching me was true...The Lord gives us a formula to find the truth! I have come to know and never questioned the truth I learned through this inspired process of learning. I love this beautiful plan of happiness.... the true Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I love serving in my church. I have been serving in the organization for all the women in our ward. I learned so much from that calling, and grew to love all of the women. I am blessed to be called to serve a mission for our church. My husband and I will be serving in Nauvoo, Illinois for 18 months

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Becky Ririe
I love this question, because this was one of my hangups as a Christian, who believed that we need to come to Christ and be baptized, to enter His kingdom. My question as a protestant was, what about all the people who have lived on this planet, who never even knew Christ...? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints answered this in a profound way! Just as Christ gave His life for ours, by dying on the cross and was resurrected, so that we can repent and be saved...That was a vicarious act on the part of the Savior. Baptism for the Dead is also a vicarious ordinance too, because it provides a way for all of God's children to be given an opportunity to hear the Gospel, and use our agency to accept it or not, and then vicariously have that ordinance performed for them. Vicarious work is an eternal principle of the Gospel. the Apostle Paul explains that in 1 Corinthians 15:29. So plain and simple. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Becky Ririe
The Bible is the word of God...as it is translated correctly! It has gone through many translations, but the whole purpose is to lead us to God and to Jesus Christ. This collection of sacred writings are essential to our understanding of how God dealt with His children through the years. The Old Testament is all about God's dealings with His children before Christ. The New Testament tells about the Live of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, and the organization of His original Church. Show more Show less