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Hi I'm Becky Woods

I grew up in Northern California. I'm serving a mission in Aquascalientes, Mexico. I'm a physics major at BYU. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music. I play the saxophone, and I was the drum major of my high school band. I also love to cook, especially without a recipe, and I love science. I am a physics major at Brigham Young University-Utah. It was difficult for me to choose between science and music teaching as a career. Really, I don't remember how I chose one over the other initially, but after a lot of prayer and studying I know that I shoulc remain a physics major.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have prayed about it and know for myself that it is true. When I was about 11 years old I determined that I wanted to know that Jesus Christ is my Savior, that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint is true and that The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ is true. It took a lot of time, and a lot of prayer, but I learned in little ways in the quiet moments that it is true. I already knew that prayer works because I had experienced that feeling my whole life, so I approached Heavenly Father in prayer and asked that I would be able to know for myself and have a sure testimony. I wanted a testimony and I was willing to use it for good my whole life. I don't really know when I figured it all out. It might have taken a few months or even a few years. I knew The Book of Mormon is true before I finished reading it, but my knowledge that it is true grew incredibly when I did finally finish reading it. My testimony of my Savior was probably the hardest thing for me to gain. I think that came as I needed His help. The summer that I was 12 I experience extreme weight loss, the first 20 pounds were on purpose, but then the next month I lost another 20 pounds without intending to. I looked like I was supposed to be in a hospital. I felt so weak. Opening doors was difficult. I experienced constant stomach pain for several months, maybe even a year. I found that the only way I could receive relief from my pain and be able to stomach food enough to be able to eat it was by praying for the help. I felt relief nearly every time I prayed for it. I came to know that the relief I felt was through Jesus Christ suffering for me and feeling all my pains and paying for them. I grew to know how real the sacrifice He made for my pains, insecurities, temptations, and sins really is. So I know that it is real, and that Christ lives.

How I live my faith

I attend church every week and read my scriptures every day. I graduated from seminary as a senior in high school and attended religion classes while at BYU. In church I have served as a service commity member where my responsibility was to make a treat for a "familiy home evening group" at BYU. Basically, I made enough treats for anywhere from 8-20 students every week. Now I am a full time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I will serve this way for a year and a half.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Becky Woods
Members are not required to serve missions. Although the Lord has called every young man to serve a mission at the age of 19 and to prepare to do so, the member must choose for themself. Choosing to not serve a mission is between the member and the Lord and there are know church consequences that are a result of not serving a mission. I am very excited to serve a mission. I am going willingly. I am a little scared about finances because my parents have offered to pay for me and I'm not sure they should do that. A mission requires someone to donate $400 dollars for every month of service. Exceptions are made in great financial need. I know that the Lord will take care of my family while I am gone, even if they do have difficulty paying for my mission. I am going because I want to go and because the Lord has confirmed to me through prayer that I need to go. I commend myself to His service. Show more Show less