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Hi I'm Becky

I run marathons. I am a future engineer. I love camping, hiking, backpacking, and basically anything outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I LOVE the mountains. There is no place I would rather be than up one of Colorado's 14ers (a mountain above 14000 ft). I love being at the top of my world and seeing what God created. There is so much beauty on this Earth, and there is no better way to appreciate it than this. I grew up fishing, camping, and 4-wheeling. I am a city girl with a redneck's heart. Not only do I enjoy casual exercise, I thrive on a good physical challenge. I run in my free time, which is not much since I am studying chemical engineering. Well, run is a strong word, considering I am slower than some people are when they walk, but it's alright! Going 26.2 miles makes up for it. The adrenaline rush I got after crossing the finish line at my first marathon hooked me on these babies. Music is another huge part of my life. All throughout high school, I played various instruments in marching, concert, and jazz band. When I went off to college last year, I just kinda stopped playing. I ran out of time and means to play. After a few months of this, I noticed something in my life was missing. Music brings a catharsis that few other things can. Running makes me empty and calm, but music gives me meaning. I have never felt more euphoria and more sorrow than when I was creating music. I needed these emotional releases in my life again, so I tried out for some bands. I am waiting to hear back now, but hopefully I will have the blessing of producing music again.

Why I am a Mormon

I would be nothing if I wasn't a Mormon. By nature, I am stubborn, rude, cruel, lazy, and boring. This is all I ever would be without Christ. He has taught me kindness, tolerance, the value of hard work, and forgiveness. These teachings shaped me into who I am today. I would never be giving up 18 months of my life to serve the people of Peru without Christ's Gospel. I would never have wanted to help the world get clean water (this is why I am studying chemical engineering) without Christ's Gospel. I would never have been able to honestly just be an OK person without Christ in my life. I am Mormon because Christ is the only reason I am worth anything. He has taken me from nothing and made me into a contributing member of our global community. Christ changed me; He can change you too. All you have to do is come to Him with a real desire to change, and He will do the rest.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon comes with responsibilities. We are excepted (by God) to build up His kingdom on this Earth. We all are born with unique talents and abilities. We are supposed to use these gifts to help others in their journey back to God and His Son, Jesus Christ. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (a Mormon), I am given a calling. This is a job that I am to supposed to perform. No one is paid; every worker is a volunteer in the Mormon Church. My task is to be a missionary. This is a special calling that only people of certain ages and circumstances are expected to do because it is a 24/7 thing. Missionaries leave their families and homes for 18-24 months to bring people the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which can be found in the New Testament and the Book of Mormon. I left my family in Colorado, and am now living in Peru, teaching the people there about Mormons and what we believe. The goal is show them that God has restored His church. This church will bring real joy to those who follow its principles. There are missionaries like me in all parts of the world that will have us! There are probably missionaries near you! You can find them on this webpage