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Hi I'm McKenna

I love family, music, and learning. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving in the Montana Billings Mission beginning April 2015. I graduated from Brigham Young University-Idaho in music and I enjoy basketball, tennis, music, history, eating, and most of all, spending time with people.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member my whole life. Around my sophomore year in high school I began asking myself why. Why am I doing what I am doing? Why am I a mormon? These questions have since changed my life. I know now that the gospel is a blessing. It has everything to do with who I am, it is a way for me to make friends, and brings the greatest happiness to my life.

How I live my faith

Each day I strive to become like my Savior. I think of the commandments, and the covenants I have made and I try to specifically follow each one. I chose to serve a mission because it was a natural reaction for me to want to share my knowledge and joy with others. In college I attended a student ward with my roommates, participated in Family Home Evening, attended firesides, broadcasts, devotionals, and played the piano for church. My family and I also pray for missionary experiences and strive to talk to others about our faith. I know that I cannot live the gospel without having faith. To me, having faith leads to doing, then becoming. Sometimes the Lord nudges me and I feel I should just do what He asks. It is too easy to sit and not want to do anything, yet it is much more worth it to do all that I can to serve Him.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

It is an opportunity for those who may not know what they are looking for to be visited by those willing to provide an answer. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

The Relief Society is the largest organization of women in the world. Relief Society embodies the theme, "Charity Never Faileth". It is a chance for women to learn, teach, and have fun together! I love being able to make friends and learn about so many talented, beautiful, and entertaining women. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

First of all, my definition of pornography is specific. For my own protection, I believe pornography is anything that displays or tries to recreate physical intimacy or the displaying of bodies in a sexual way. While I do no find myself looking on the internet for degrading photos, I do catch myself watching popular movies with sexual content in them. Since noticing this, I have personally tried to cut out viewing sexual content in movies and television. While this may be too strict for some, I believe it is one way to stop the spread of pornography. As a parent, I plan to speak with my husband about ways we can protect our children from the evils of pornography. I also believe that through obedience, we receive strength to overcome evil. I know that when we pray to God, we are storing up strength little by little to fight against Satan. Also, when Heavenly Father asks us to do something, and we do it, He will bless us. He may not remove the temptation to view pornography, but He will give us a way to overcome it. Show more Show less