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Hi I'm Becca Litster

I'm a camp counselor, a nerd, I'm loosing my hearing. I'm trying to be a writer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Orem, Utah. The heart of Mormonville. My family and home life wasn't always the best. My parents split up when I was about thirteen, and that's right around the same time that my older brother moved out, leaving me alone with my very depressed mother. She passed away three years later. Thankfully my family is wonderful and I have an uncle and aunt that took me in and treated me as one of their own. I was able miraculously finish high school, and even go to college. In college I started out studying music, but realized after only a semester that I was loosing my hearing in my right ear. So I switch my dreams to something I was more interested in anyway, writing. I love reading and writing. I really love learning about different cultures through their stories. I'm working on learning ASL so that when my hearing gets worse I'll still be able to communicate with people. I work almost every summer as a camp counselor for different girl's camps. I love being in the outdoors and cooking over an open fire. There's just something about the mountains that shows God's love.

Why I am a Mormon

Things in my life have not always been easy. I grew up in the church, but I didn't really understand the principles that I was being taught. When I was a teenager my parents got divorced, and my brother left, leaving me with all by myself with my mom. That was right around the time that the doctors told her she only had five years to live. She lived three. When mom died instead of going and living with my Dad, who really scared me, I moved in with his big brother, my uncle Doug and his family. Doug and his wife Diana took me in and treated me like I was their own. Which kind of makes me the youngest of seven now. For some reason, I'm not really sure why, through all this I never turned to God for help or comfort. I went through the motions of it all but my heart wasn't in it. When I graduated high school, and left for college I had every intention of continuing to go to church, but I never noticed how broken my heart really was. I would joke all the time about my heart being held together with scotch tape and Elmer's glue, but I never did anything to fix it. I fell away from the church. Mostly because I couldn't handle the people I was around, and I was bitter. I saw them as being whiny and not having any idea what real pain or hardship felt like. Soon I found myself questioning if God even was there, and if there was a God why should I trust him. My second year in college I came in contact with Emily Browning a girl who lived down the hall from me. She understood the hardship and knew how to still be happy. She got me to really start thinking about the things I grew up with. One night I prayed to God and asked if he really wanted me to repent, I finally put my heart into it. I told him if he did I needed to not feel alone. Later that night I got a text from Emily that said she was there for me no matter what. God answered my prayers on not feeling alone that night so I kept praying and found that the rest was true as well. I haven't stopped praying since.

How I live my faith

I've used my skill for camping to help out the Young Women. I've also taught Sunday school, for kids and for women in College. I helped out, not sure how much, by singing in Christmas choirs. I'm also serving as a full time missionary in the California Redlands mission.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Becca Litster
Women and men are defiantly equal. We all play different roles, but those roles are of equal importance. As a girl who has been brought up in the church I have always felt that I was important. A daughter of God. My father wasn't the best example in the world, neither was my older bother. They didn't live the teachings for Christ. They didn't treat my mom and me the way that our Savior would want us to be treated, but that was their own choice. Just because some men aren't living the teachings of Christ who are members for the church doesn't mean that's what the church wants and its defiantly not what the Lord wants. There are some women who do the same thing. Our Heavenly Father asks us to work in unity with each other to help cover all the things that need to be done. To love and respect each other. Show more Show less