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Hi I'm McKenzi

I am a pro at Catch Phrase, I love grilled cheese, my parents call me Boo, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a college student studying Clinical Laboratory Science. I am from Castle Rock, CO and love to spend time in the mountains hiking and snowboarding with my three older siblings. I recently studied in and traveled around Israel, Jordan and Turkey for three months. I not only learned the history of the middle east, but also studied the bible in great depth. We learned the principles and doctrines taught before and during Christ's life and then was able to visit the traditional sites where these events occurred.

Why I am a Mormon

I chose to be a member of the LDS faith because I know if its truth and it brings joy to my life. Yes, even when I have those days where a friends leaves you, or you receive a bad test grade. How? Because of God. There is this certain relationship I have gained with him where he knows what I need and I know what he needs from me. He is able to make me happy as long as I am doing what he needs me to do.

How I live my faith

I was a volleyball fanatic in high school and still am today! I loved playing on my high school team and competitively. As I got older my decision to play became more and more difficult. Club teams were requiring more and more time for practices and games. This would require me to drop other interests at the time including my family and my faith. For a time, I chose volleyball over multiple family events and religious activities (including personal prayer). Soon realizing that living a life not centered around my family and my own faith was not bringing me true joy, I stopped playing competitively. It was not easy, but the decision paid off. Blessings were pouring out right and left. I was still able to play a great season on my high school team the following year and I still enjoy playing today. I now understand that even if volleyball is not the focus of my life, I can still be happy and will continue to be happy as long as I am living what I know to be true, the gospel of Jesus Christ.