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Hi I'm Becky

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in a house full of boys; a husband, four sons, the dog and bird are all boys. I grew up with seven brothers so I was prepared to be outnumbered. I love to laugh and be in the outdoors but I also love to quilt, read, garden and see new places. I love to be around people and spend time with my family. I love to learn so I have recently gone back to school where I hope to earn a degree.

Why I am a Mormon

Many years ago I was looking a book in an old, used book store. I noticed a small, brown book wedged between two large volumes that didn’t have any print on the spine. Curious, I pulled it out and discovered it was a World War II Protestant New Testament. Printed inside was a letter from President Franklin D. Roosevelt in which he said, “Throughout the centuries men of many faiths and diverse origins have found in the Sacred Book words of wisdom, counsel, and inspiration. It is a fountain of strength and now, as always, an aid in attaining the highest aspirations of the human soul.” Hand written in the margin I read the words, “My promise John 3:16.” I turned to John 3:16 and read, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.” A flood of emotion rushed through me as I thought about the love of God that is manifested in the gift of his Son; love that was able to reach the heart of an unknown soldier on the field of battle and then penetrate mine as I thought of Him in that dusty book shop. The influence of God’s love I felt that day has been a gift felt many times and has been my guiding influence and help in my own battles. Sometimes my battles have been created by my own poor choices, sometimes from of the choices of others, and sometimes from the natural trials of life. But no matter the source of the conflict, I have never been left alone. I have felt God’s love for me as I have learned how to correct my mistakes - bringing into my life a sense of peace, comfort, and happiness. I have felt God’s love for me as I have learned how to forgive – creating in my life “beauty for ashes (Isaiah 61:3).” I have felt God’s love for me seep through the anguish and tears of life’s experiences – providing for me the gift of hope and comfort. I know from my own experience that Jesus of Nazareth is the answer to all conflict. He shows the way and His love that will carry us through.

How I live my faith

I love being involved with people and I get a lot of opportunities to do that by working with our youth groups at church. One of my favorite things to do is the various activities our young women come up with. They are so creative and fun and find great ways to serve in the community. My favorite activity is when we go to girls camp in the summer. I also volunteer as a leader in the Cub Scout program and have a lot of fun exploring nature and learning about how the world works with some very energetic eight year old boys. Another thing that has been very enriching in my life has been the visits that I make each month to a few of the elderly women in our congregation. What started out as an effort to be charitable turned into some of the most rewarding friendships of my life and changed my perspective on what I thought it was to be a friend.