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Hi I'm Makayla

I love soccer, New Zealand, my family and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I love soccer and have played all my life, which took me to Iowa for a bit! I also love volleyball, running and finding projects on Pinterest. Another of my favourite things is to spend time with my family! Road trips from coast to coast, all 8 of us and a trailer means that there is never a dull moment. I also enjoy playing the piano and am learning the Ukulele. I grew up as a member of the church, served a full time mission in New Zealand and love staying involved in the continual pursuit of becoming something much more than I could by myself.

Why I am a Mormon

I am so grateful that my parents taught me the stories in the scriptures and of God's love while I was young! I grew up knowing that God loves me and that there is always hope! And now I get to share that beautiful message, not just as a missionary but always! I love that being a Mormon influences not just what I do on Sunday for 3 hours, but it is apart of me in every way. I am a Mormon because I love the Book of Mormon. I am a Mormon because I know that it is the word of God. I am a Mormon because I know that God loves us and speaks to us through a living prophet. I am a Mormon because it makes me happy.

How I live my faith

Recently I served as a full time missionary, so every day I got to meet my brothers and sisters on this journey we call life, and share with them what makes me happy! Today I love doing Family History, reading my scripture and asking myself, what would Christ do, then doing it!

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Follow Christ and his example by living his teachings. How do we get better at things in life, we practice them. For example with music, athletics, and school, some ability may seem natural. But pure talent can only get you so far, to get better we need practice. Its the same with faith in Jesus Christ! To increase our faith we need to take action and practice the things Christ teaches. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

We are here on earth to become someone and to get somewhere. We are becoming like our Saviour Jesus Christ so that we can return to live with Him. Knowing why we are here and where we are going gives me such a sense of direction, I know what my purpose is. I know what I can become. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

We have the Bible as a witness that God spoke anciently, he loved his children and he was there to guide them in their lives. We know that God loves all his children. The Book of Mormon is another witness that God is the same yesterday, today and forever and that He isn't limited to the beautiful witness found in the Bible. God loved His Children in Ancient America and He spoke to them, the prophets recorded these accounts, hence why we have this wonderful book. And God speaks to us today as well and continues to lead and guide us, His work is not yet finished, His words never cease. As we open the Book of Mormon and our minds, we invite God's spirit into our lives that will allow us to gain a witness of this beautiful account of God's love for His Children. Show more Show less