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Hi I'm McKenzie

I'm 16 years old, I wrestle, polevault, and cheer, I love my family, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My name is Mckenzie, I'm 18 years old, and I live in Georgia! I love wrestling and being a male competitive cheerleader. I also am a tumbling coach/ assistant cheer coach at Paulding Gymnastics. I have been called to serve in the Chile Viña del Mar mission and I'm so excited to go serve The Lord and to bring others unto Christ by sharing my knowledge of the gospel! After serving, I plan to attend and cheer on BYU's competition team and eventually become a doctor!

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon in Georgia is nothing like being one in Utah. There you would see almost everyone around you having the same high standards, and whether they apply them or not, they know what is right. Being one of only about six members in my school, it was a much different environment. There is peer pressure everywhere! The knowledge of me being a Mormon quickly spread throughout the school because of my standards and what I did and did not participate in with my friends. Although at times I felt inadequate and not cool compared to the others in my school, because of how much "fun" they were having drinking and being immoral every weekend, I knew the standards I've been taught to live are not to limit me, but to help me become the best person I can be. I don't see these standards as limits, but guidelines to being truly happy. I'm so thankful to be born in this church and to have the knowledge that whatever sins we have done, can be forgiven through the atonement of Jesus Christ. We can be absolutely clean. I'm thankful to have the opportunity to serve a two year mission to share my love of the gospel. I'm grateful for the living Prophet on the earth, Thomas S. Monson, to help lead and guide us. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen!

How I live my faith

I am a home teacher In my ward, and along with my grandpa, visit some of the members in our church. We are there for them whenever they need help with anything! Either a lawn needs mowing or they need a spare tire, we are there for them. I also occasionally teach the sunbeams (5year olds) lessons at church.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

McKenzie
We as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints believe that our bodies are not our own. Our bodies were made from God, and they were his gift to us so we can go through experiences and trials to return to Him. Since our bodies are not our own, we should show the utmost respect for them. We shouldn't do anything such as drinking or smoking harmful substances that would hinder our progress back to our Father in heaven. Here's a good example! You would never want to return a rental Lamborghini to the owner with scratches and dents on it right? Like a Lamborghini, our bodies are something we should keep as clean and as pure as we can. Show more Show less