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Hi I'm Becca

I live in Hawaii. I study microbiology. I dance ballet. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I moved to Hawaii when I was twelve. No, I don't surf, but I do love making sandcastles! I'm a university student and a microbiology major. Let the record show it is the best major ever. I'm also a ballet dancer and was a member of one of my university's ballet companies. But everything is on hold right now as I prepare to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taiwan.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to church and was baptized a member when I was 8. However it wasn't until I went to college that I truly gained a conviction of my faith. At college, I often felt alone and purposeless. That's when I turned to my religion to find that purpose. The gospel of Jesus Christ is like a pair of glasses. Without them, the world seems confusing and without meaning. But with them, we see the plan our Heavenly Father has for each of us. The gospel illuminates who we are, what we need to do in this life, and what we have the potential to become, through our Savior, Jesus Christ. The fullness of Christ's gospel is found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I testify of it. It is a gospel of hope. I know that Jesus Christ is the Redeemer of the world. Without Him, this life would be truly purposeless. If we obey His commandments in this life, He has made it possible to return to God's presence.

How I live my faith

I live the ordinary life. I go to classes or work a couple of jobs. I spend time with friends and family. But my knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ turns my ordinary life into something extraordinary. I am a child of God. I try to live my life accordingly. Each week I dedicate time to attend church meetings and activities, read my scriptures, and speak personally with my Father in Heaven through prayer. I don't do this because someone tells me to, but because these things makes life INFINITELY better! The Lord loves us and He gives us commandments that, in the grand scheme of things, will make us happy. My faith is not at odds with my schooling or personal life. It's an integral part of everything I do. It permeates my life in the best sort of way. It raises me up to become a better person; to become the person God wants me to be.