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Hi I'm Becky

I grew up, went to school, married, and raised my children in the same community in Southern Idaho. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am loving being a mother to 8 (and their spouses), grandmother to 35, and great-grandmother to 2 (so far). My husband and I will celebrate 45 years together this year. We have lived and raised our family in the same little town where we were raised. Our family is very close and spend a lot of time together celebrating birthdays and special occasions. We are very blessed to live close to one another so that we can see each other often. I love doing family research and finding out all that I can about my ancestors. They were among the early pioneers here in our area and sacrificed so much for me and for everyone else who settled here after they did. I love to play the piano, and have loved it since a I was in 2nd grade. I also love to play the organ in our church and have done that since I was 12 years old. Music has played and does play a major part in my life - it can soothe one's soul as nothing else can. I spend a lot of my time in the spring and summer working in the yard and garden, growing our own vegetables and bottling or canning for our family. I love to read and study good books. We have been very blessed.

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't come from a "religious" family, but, I did come from a family who believed in Christ and a Heavenly Father. They didn't go to church all the time, but I always felt that I needed to go to church and feel the Spirit that was there. I always knew that my Heavenly Father knew me and loved me. I have had many experiences throughout my life that proves to me that I am a Child of God. Many times, through the loss of a loved one, I have felt this. Many times while raising my children, I have felt this. I know that He hears and answers my prayers - always. He strengthens me and helps me. I am a Mormon because I have tried and tested and then asked to receive an answer, and through prayer and the comforting of the Holy Spirit, I received an answer to my question and to my prayer. There is no doubt in my mind that this Church is true and right. I love being a Mormon because of the understanding that comes as I study the scriptures and the revelations that have been given. Because of them we have so much more information about our Savior that has been made available for us. I am so thankful for the Book of Mormon and what it teaches us about the Savior and the wonderful things that await us if we are true and faithful during our lives. It contains the plain and precious truths of the Savior's gospel and plan. I have never questioned the authenticity of it, nor of its origin. I believe that the Prophet Joseph Smith saw what he said he saw; that he received what he said he received through the Holy Spirit of God; and that he truly was a Prophet of God. I have never questioned him or his calling. I know that we have living prophets today, that God has not left us alone to make our way blindly, that these living prophets will guide and direct us in our lives with the things that we need, when we need them. I am a Mormon because my life would be empty and with no eternal purpose without it.

How I live my faith

I have always felt, from a tender age, the closeness of my Father in Heaven. I always felt the need to pray and to have a close relationship with my Savior, Jesus Christ. My father and mother were not necessarily "active" in our church, but they always made it possible for me to attend each week and encouraged me to be active. They taught me correct teachings - to be honest, to be good and kind, that Jesus loved me, etc. I always participated in my church - playing the organ, or piano; singing in groups or solos; acting in plays that we did; earning the awards that were available to the youth in our church by accomplishing certain goals; attending the meetings and classes. As I grew older I attended a church college in our state and graduated from there. After my marriage I have taught almost all ages of children in our church, also served in our Women's Organization. There have been many opportunities to serve my fellow man (and woman) over the years through our Church. I have met so many good people because of my activities in my Church and I am so grateful for each one. I don't think that I would have been able to raise my children the way that I did without having the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in my life and in our home. It has blessed my life so much, and the lives of my children and grandchildren. I know that it is important to have our Savior in our life.