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Hi I'm Becca

I'm an athlete. I grew up on a ranch. I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Becca Hawkins. I love playing sports. In high school I was a part of three different state championship teams. I graduated from Vale High School in 2013; my graduating class had less than 40 students! Needless to say I grew up in a small town, and I have loved it. My family owns a small ranch about 15 miles outside of town where we run cattle. After I graduated from high school, I attended Treasure Valley Community College, which is ten minutes away in the next town. I attended TVCC for a year where I played basketball and ran track. After one year I graduated with my associates degree. My career choice is still undecided, but I am hoping to receive some revelation to that on my mission. I will be serving an LDS mission in Mesa, Arizona speaking Spanish. I report the Mexico MTC on October 22, 2014.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I was eight years old. I have attended church my whole life. When I graduated from high school and started to attend the ward for single adults and college students, church brought about a different meaning to me. Although I still lived at home during this year, I was able to discover how a ward can become a family. My single's ward was a place where all (members of the LDS church or not) were welcome. There were countless activities that were always wholesome and fun. Whenever someone was in need of help, there were always those willing to serve them. I am thankful for this ward and how it helped me grow. Church brings about a new meaning when you don't attend with your family anymore and have more agency to choose if you attend. I am very thankful that I was an active member of my ward last year. I appreciate the many ways in which my ward helped me grow. I was able to meet and associate with many different type of people, and came to appreciate different qualities they each possessed. I love the way that a ward can become a family if you are willing to be an active member. The church has brought many blessings into my life. I am thankful for the knowledge of eternal families, the Word of Wisdom, and the Restoration. I hope to be able to bring the knowledge of these blessings to the people of Mesa, Arizona while on my mission.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying hard to be the best person I can everyday. Of course there are days where making the right decisions are tough, but that is why I am so thankful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ. It is through the Atonement that I live my faith. It is an overwhelmingly comforting feeling to know that on the days where I fall short, I am always given the opportunity to try again. I live my faith by following the guidance of those around me. I try to obey my parents and also obey the word of church leaders. I live my faith by finding holy places to stand. I try to surround myself with people that contain uplifting spirits. I also can try to make every place I go one where my spirit can uplift others. I live my faith for the rewards and blessings I my receive. Although some blessings don't come until Heaven, I strive to live worthy to receive them. I live my faith for our loving Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.