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Hi I'm Markie

I'm an illustration Major at Brigham Young University, going on a mission to Africa, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a little town in the suburbs of Utah, have three little brothers, who are all taller then me, a wonderful mother, an inspiring step-father, and a great extended family members. I love art with a passion, and that translates to being able to spend hours with a sheet of paper. I never really considered this a potential career until I came to Brigham Young University. I took a few classes, improved greatly, and applied for the illustration program. I was fortunate to get in, and am now working on my BA. I work at the MTC, which is ironic, since I have been called on a mission to Cape Verde Africa, Portuguese speaking. The most important part of my life is the gospel of Jesus Christ. The is a God, and he has a son, Jesus, who has saved us all. We all were a beloved family in heaven, and with all my heart, I want to share what I know with others.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been raised Mormon, and it would be ridiculous to say that it didn't begin with me depending on my parents beliefs, but I didn't remain as such because of this. It was when I was seventeen, the end of my senior year, my institute took a trip to the Church History Sites, all the to New York and back. The moment was in the Sacred Grove, a special place to all LDS persons, as we know God the Father visited Jospeh Smith, with Jesus Christ. As soon as I had been let off the bus, and I traveled to a secluded little area in the small forest. I had my scriptures, as the guide suggested, and I turned to the Joseph Smith story, which is at the end of the Pearl of Great Price. I began re-reading the passage I had memorized again and again, and it was that moment I was struck to kneel down. I did this. As I spoke my prayer, aloud, asking about this book I had always known, it came. The indescribable feelings of love and truth. It is True. Regardless of anything I have ever learned, seen, experienced, and done, this truth has always remained. This church is truly Godly, run by an almighty God who loves us dearly. I challenge you, however is reading this, to take this challenge. Read about this book and pray. It is worth it, and YOU are worth it. You deserve to know for yourself about the gospel, and it is so easy to find out. I want you to know and God wants you to know.

How I live my faith

At BYU, it's a great challenge to feel like you've really lived the day in Faith. In the end, it comes down to what you know your potential is, but it is great that there are so many around you with so much faith. I am currently serving on my ward's activity committee, which has been great fun, and has helped me understand teamwork. I have also been blessed to be the visiting teacher to two great women in my ward, and too also have people teach me monthly.

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

It goes 100% to help people in and out of the Church. We build places of Worship, like churches and temples, provide funds for the missionary program, materials to use in church classes, family history work, and education. Show more Show less