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Hi I'm Becki Hansen

I grew up with a single dad. I'm the oldest of 5 kids. I love people and socializing! I'm Deaf. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love people! I love socializing and doing fun things. I'm always up to play games, go to social events, and even just talk with others. And I am Deaf! And proud. I got my cochlear implant when I was 18 months old, and with it I hear 78%. But learning American Sign Language has blessed my life and my communication!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a small community in Northern Utah with a single dad and 5 siblings. The oldest of 5, I remember best the day my mom left. She left out of the blue one day when I was 11. That has been really hard for my family. But dad has always supported us in every way he knew how. As I got older I began to recognize the way I was living was not what I wanted. I was making choices that didn't bring me happiness. Eventually, a friend reached out and invited me to come to church again. I had been baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was 8, but had not been in a while and knew my faith had all but disappeared. But I accepted my friend's invitation. And my life began to change. After becoming active again in the church, I received a knowledge that the church was true. And that the Book of Mormon was the word of God. I realized I needed to serve a mission and help other people find the light I had found in the church.

How I live my faith

When I realized I needed to serve a mission, I sent in a volunteer application to leave my home and family for 18 months to serve in whatever place the Lord wanted me to serve. A few weeks later I received a letter in the mail telling me where I would serve. I am currently serving a mission in Vancouver, Washington. And I'm an ASL missionary! Learning ASL has been rough, but also rewarding. I've been able to learn about my own culture as I befriend and teach and serve and love the Deaf community here.