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Hi I'm Makelle

I am a little sister. I am a tap dancer. I believe in freedom. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Like I said before I love to tap dance and once for about the length of a school year I got the opportunity to teach my own private student. It was so much fun to prepare lessons and dances for her. To see her learn hard steps, to progress, and ultimately succeed as she shared the dance she learned on the stage. That was amazing.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been blessed with parents that raised me in the church. I've been especially blessed that my dad encouraged me to read the Book of Mormon when I was young. I was seven and I hadn't even succeeded in learning to read yet, but my dad challenged both my brother and I to read the Book of Mormon. The first few chapters I read with my dad while sitting on his lap, but before we even made it ten chapters in I began reading it on my own. I'd never read anything on my own before. And because I didn't know how to read yet rather than reading and understanding the words and then having the spirit testify that those words are true, instead as I read I understood the message delivered to my heart by the spirit and from that I learned the meaning of words while the spirit taught me that Jesus Chirst is my Savior, that I am a daughter of our Heavenly Father, that He loves me, that He wants for me to return to Him, and the path He has laid out for us to that end. Because of this experience in which I not only learned from the scriputes but also how to read I know that God cares about my individual struggles. He knew my struggle in learning to read and He cared enough about me to teach me how. I learned that all things are possilbe with God. That since He can teach me to read He can certainly guide me home, to Him.

How I live my faith

I read the scriptures and I pray daily. I help teach a class to the 5 year olds in my ward. They're so funny and loving, though occasionally it's challenging to teach them. And I try to be uplifting to those around me. I have also learned to trust God, to be willing to follow where He wants me to go rather than going where I want to go. I learned this while choosing what college to go to. I knew where I wanted to go but everything seemed to direct that I should go to this other school. So one night I prayed asking if I was suppose to go to this specific school, or if attending the university I wanted to attend was just as dandy. The answer came clearly that yes, I had beed recieving direction to go to that specific school; and no, where I wanted to go wasn't where He wanted me. I choose to be obedient and obey His council, and I am so grateful I did.