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Hi I'm Becky Ford

I grew up in Southern California. Graduated from BYU Independent Studies Program while raising my 5 children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy reading and doing crafts. I LOVE animals of all kinds. I especially love it when my friends and family come over to hang out at my house. But my favorite thing of all is when my grandchildren come to visit. I just LOVE my 11 grandchildren! They live in 3 different states and its such a joy to spend time with them. I have been married to my best friend for 36 years and it's been the best years of my life. We enjoy traveling and have been to 30 different countries during our married life. We love to be adventurous and try lots of different things; parasailing, paragliding, hang gliding, parachuting, zip-lining, hiking, kayaking, biking, etc... We have a very full life and enjoy being together especially now that we are empty nesters.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a good Mormon family and I was taught to go to church and all my meetings faithfully. I did that all my growing up years until I got out of school and I realized that it was now my decision whether I wanted to continue to stay faithful or go the way of the world. I remember the night I made the decision to stay firmly planted in what I had been taught all my life. I was about 18 years old and I had gone for a drive in my car all by myself and was thinking about the options that lay before me. I was praying and felt strongly that for me to have the happiness and joy in my life, I needed to continue down the path that my parents had taught me. All I had to do was look at my family and friends to see their lives - their devotion to the church - and how they were blessed. And I wanted those blessings too! With that decision made, I never ever veered away from the church or had any other questions about my membership as a Mormon. I knew beyond any doubt that the church was where I needed to stay firmly grounded in. I felt great joy and knew that Heavenly Father was pleased with my decision. I just had such a good feeling in my heart that I was doing the right thing. My testimony of the Mormon church has only grown over the years. I know that the scriptures are true and the Book of Mormon was revealed to Joseph Smith the Prophet so many years ago. The scriptures have been a great source of comfort to me at different times of my life. And I am SO grateful to have always had a prophet to lead and guide our church. I know that he is the watchman on the tower and tells us what we need to know. I LOVE the Temple and was so happy to go with my husband to be sealed to him 35 years ago. I know that we will be together through the eternities. But most of all, I am so thankful to have a Heavenly Father who loves me no matter what. For a savior who came to this earth, to be an example and to die for me so that I may live again.

How I live my faith

In my life I try to be the best I can. I try to set a good example because I know that my kids, friends, and neighbors are watching. I have always been active in my church and done church service as much as possible. When my kids were at home, I taught an early morning church class for 6 years. It was such a wonderful time for me as I was able to teach 3 of my kids and 2 of them I taught twice. It was great to be with my kids and their friends. I also loved being the President of the women's organization in my church. It was the first time I had ever been the President of any organization and I felt very overwhelmed at first, but as I went along, I realized that with the help of other women and my Faith in God, I could do anything I set my mind to.