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Hi I'm Shelby McKenzie

I'm a Mormon, and proud!

About Me

I am a Sophomore in College. I am one of five kids which means we are a rather rowdy bunch, but I wouldn't want it any other way. My father is not a member, but we deal when those hard times come along, but he still is understanding of our opinion and doesn't push anything on us. I am a Southern Peach. Born and raised in one area all my life, also raised in the same house all my life too. I'd love to travel one day and see the world. I love to swim and would probably prefer that over anything else. I love all kinds of water sports, beaches, and lakes. I was an Irish Dancer at one point as well, but I love the music and still remember a few things. I love to laugh, and be around people that truly make a difference in my life. I love my life and looking forward to the new aspects of life that await me.

Why I am a Mormon

Ever since I was a little girl, my mother raised the rest of my siblings and me with always going to Church on Sundays. It wasn't until later in life that I truly began to understand the repetition of it all. I'm very thankful my mother taught me that. Without it, I know I would be a lost individual. I truly enjoy going to Church. Through all of the hardships, I have truly seen an improvement in who I am because I had that gospel to hold on to. It truly was my iron rod, and I love that that is how we depict our faith. An iron rod. Through daily life, I have also observed those of other faiths and have noticed that none of these other people are as happy as I am when I talk about church. I am a Mormon because it makes me happy, I am a Mormon because I understand my place in life, and I am a Mormon because I want to be close to my Heavenly Father and be with him again in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I life my faith through my daily dealings each day. As a teen, I truly struggled with "How do I know this is right for me?". When thinking about this question, I noticed that every time I was doing the right thing in the gospel, I was happy in life. I never struggled as much, and I was happier. Today, I live my faith by going to the Singles Ward, going to Family Home Evening, and attending Institute. In the end, it really does make a difference and it is the best environment to be in. These activities strengthen my testimony, my faith, and belief that I am a daughter of God who loves me just as much as all of his Children on the Earth.