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Hi I'm Bekah

I'm a creative writing student, a musician, a blogger, and a Mormon.

About Me

Music is my life- I started out playing piano when I was five, then picked up flute when I was 12. Thanks to an inspired series of English teachers, I started writing when I was about 13, and I've never stopped since! I even started a Young Writers' Club at my school, and when I'm not at Marching Band or at work, I'm devoting every other second to them! My greatest achievement to date, however, is finishing my Young Women's Personal Progress Medallion (a program for young women in our church for ages 12-18). I love reading, but beware- if I love a new book I might not emerge for several days after reading it. Same goes for good movies. I've lived in two countries to date: The United States, and I spent a year in Portugal (specifically the Azores) when my dad was teaching on a military base. Living in Portugal was an eye-opening experience, and I came to love the people, the food, and the ocean. I have many dreams. Someday, I want to marry my soul mate in the temple, and I want to travel abroad with our future children. One of my biggest goals in life is to educate people on how to overcome racial and social prejudices, because I feel like that is one of the biggest issues in our society.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church- I'm a fourth-generation Mormon- but one of the hardest choices I've ever made was to stay in the church. As a child I leached off of my parents' testimonies, but I didn't gain one for myself until 6th grade, when we moved into a predominantly non-Mormon community for the first time. As I struggled to survive in this strange new circumstance, I came to an intimate knowledge that my Heavenly Father loves and cares for me. That was when I gained my own spiritual conversion to the gospel, and I've never looked back.

How I live my faith

I'm a part of my stake's Youth Committee. I get together with bunch of other kids about my age so we can plan activities for other kids my age. This mostly includes stake dances. We have music, food, refreshments, and a lot of fun! After these meetings I take my notes to my bishop so he knows to plan around it.

Are Mormons Christians?

We are Christians in every sense of the word. We believe that Christ's Atonement was made through pure love by us, and we believe that He is God's Only Begotten Son in the flesh. He is the only perfect man to walk the Earth, and by his selfless sacrifice we are saved. Show more Show less