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Hi I'm Becky Hughes

I grew up in a small town in Southern Arizona. I am a missionary serving in Rancagua, Chile. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Well, I there is a lot to me. I am a pre-med college student in hopes of someday having that "MD" after my name. It's always been a dream of mine. I love helping people. So why not chose a profession in which I can do it everyday? Both my parents were in the medical field. My mom works on a medical helicopter as a paramedic. She is extremely good at what she does. The love she has for her job is what gave me the drive to study medicine as well. I currently have my certifications as an EMT in the state of Arizona where I work part time on the ambulance. Anyway, my father worked on the ambulance as well just to bring more money in along with his job at the school. He was superman. He did everything. My life was good. I was the youngest of four brothers and one sister with two very loving parents. Our family wasn't perfect, but it was the best family anyone could ask for. Then, one summer day, my father left for work. On his way home he was in a car accident. His van rolled a number of times and his injuries were severe. He was in the hospital for 12 days before he was welcomed home into the arms of his Father in Heaven. I was 8 at the time. So I don't remember a lot. Not a day goes by that I don't think of my hero. But with the knowledge of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, I know that I will someday be reunited with him and I'll be Daddy's little girl once more. Sometimes that is all that pulls me through a day. Life is beautiful. I wouldn't have it any other way.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? It's simple. Because it's true. I cannot deny it. Nor can anyone who prayerfully studies it with an open heart and mind.

How I live my faith

Living my faith? Well, to be honest, Mormonism isn't always the easiest religion to abide by. The decision of doing what is right and what is easy has always been a trial for me. However, through the years, I have come a knowledge that the guidelines in the Church aren't placed to make us miserable. They are in fact placed for our protection and well being. Whether it be from the scriptures, the prophet or even our local authorities, I know that if we follow these teachings with all our might, mind and strength, we will be blessed more than we could ever imagine. Recently, I made a huge decision in my life. I made the choice to serve as a full time missionary. So, after fasting and praying, I knew it was the right thing for me to do. I talked to my Branch President, and we started the process. What a roller coaster that was!! But oh so exciting!! I am grateful for the opportunity that I will have to go out and teach the word of the Lord. It has brought so many blessings in my life and to be able to share that with others, is beyond gratifying. It is a little scary. I was most worried about putting my education on hold. Also, it is going to be very difficult to keep my certifications to work on the ambulance when I'm gone for 18 months. I'm not sure how, but I know that it will all work out. And I honestly couldn't be happy with my decision. I got my mission call in the middle of March to the Chile, Rancagua Mission. To be honest, because of medical conditions, I was sure I was going to stay stateside. Apparently the Lord has different plans for me. I know that I'm not going to Chile by chance. I know that it is a call from Heavenly Father and he needs me there. Not just for the people or the missionary work, but for me.