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Hi I'm Cortlynd Mckay Olsen

I grew up in Utah. I`m serving a mission for the church in Fukuoka, Japan and loving every second of it. I`m a Mormon :).

About Me

I'm the oldest of 5 children and the only girl. I love singing, dancing, playing the piano, basically anything that deals with music. I also love art and photography. I attended a semester at BYU and plan to major in psychology, after which I plan to get a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Those dreams have been put on hold, however, and I am now preparing to serve in the Japan Fukuoka Mission. I am so excited!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, and for a long time I lived off my parent's testimonies. I remember the first time I really felt and knew the spirit for myself, I was attending EFY at BYU. During a musical number pictures and videos of Christ were shown above the choir. In one video Christ had his back to you, but then he turned with his arms outstretched and a smile on his face. I felt Christ's love in that moment like I never had before. I knew that Jesus Christ was my savior and that He and my Heavenly Father loved me. After that I really started to focus and work on developing my own testimony, and since then I have had many other experiences that have testified to me of the truth of this gospel and the love that Christ has for each and everyone of us. Soon I hope to be sharing those same feelings with others as I teach the people of Japan on my mission.

How I live my faith

I have held leadership positions in the Youth Program, and have also been a visiting teacher. My favorite way to live my faith is through service. I love helping my neighbors and friends and even complete strangers! Right now I am preparing to leave to serve a mission for 18 months in Fukuoka, Japan. I will be serving the Lord daily by helping to bring people to the knowledge of the true gospel of Jesus Christ.