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Hi I'm Makenna

I'm a military brat. I play the piano, clarinet, and cello. I love reading, running, and horses. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am 18 years old and currently enrolled at BYU-Idaho and I'm studying to get my Bachelors in Animal Health and Veterinary Science. I received my Young Woman's Medallion as a Beehive and my Honor Bee as a Mia Maid. I've played the clarinet for 8 years and the cello for 4 years. I also play the piano in church as the ward pianist and occasionally the choir pianist. I am a military brat and I love to read anything I can get my hands on. I love running and have recently ran my first half-marathon and got 2nd place in my age group. I'm #2 of 8 children and I LOVE having a lot of siblings and "mothering" my little sisters and little brother. I love doing Genealogy and finding my ancestors. I currently have the calling as Assistant Ward Family History Consaltant.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, as were my parents. Going to church on Sunday is fun and starts off my week good. I have read the Book of Mormon and know that it is true. I know that Christ has given us prophets and apostles. I am a Mormon I KNOW it I LIVE it I LOVE it

How I live my faith

I live my faith by simply being an example, and being a light of Christ. Religion is not just a Sunday activity to me.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Our primary family worship service is called sacrament meeting. This meeting is held in our chapels on Sunday and lasts approximately 70 minutes. Visitors are welcome to attend. A typical meeting would consist of the following: Hymns: Religious songs sung by the congregation (hymn books are provided). Prayers: Offered by local Church members. Partaking of the sacrament (communion): The sacrament consists of prepared bread and water, which is blessed and passed by priesthood holders to those in attendance who wish to do so. Speakers: Typically a meeting will have two or three assigned speakers. (Note: We do not pass a plate or request donations as part of our worship services.) Visitors are also welcome to attend other Sunday meetings that precede or follow sacrament meeting: Sunday School classes are offered for each age group, beginning with 12 year olds. Primary meetings consist of a group service and age-oriented classes for children 3 through 11 years of age. A nursery is available for young children, ages 18 months to 3 years. Young Women meetings provide classes for those 12 through 17 years of age. Relief Society meeting is for women, ages 18 years and older. Priesthood meetings provide age-oriented classes for males 12 years and older. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

God has called prophets to lead His Church in our day, just as He did anciently. The current prophet and President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Thomas S. Monson. He is assisted by two counselors—Henry B. Eyring and Dieter F. Uctdorf. Together, they make up the First Presidency of the Church (much like Peter, James, and John after Christ’s death). Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Members of the church perform baptisms for the dead because we believe that there is life after death, and that in order to have salvation in the kingdom of God we must be baptized. During the Apostle Paul's time the members did baptisms for the dead. (1 Corinthians 15:29) That practice was restored when the church was established and restored on the earth by the Prophet Joseph Smith. Since all the people on the earth may not have had the opportunity to be baptized by the proper authority while on this earth, we as members can perform baptisms by proxy. Which means a living person can be baptized for a deceased person. These baptisms are performed by members of the church in temples throughout the world. Show more Show less