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Hi I'm Mikayla Thornock

I grew up as a gymnast in Michigan, and am now serving a mission in Nevada, Las Vegas! I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a daughter of two loving parents and a sister to four awesome brothers. I competed competitive gymnastics for fourteen years in one of the hardest regions in the United States. There were many times I had to miss meets and practices to be able to participate in church on Sundays and Wednesdays (Young Women), but by doing that I learned the importance of attending church meetings and keeping the Sabbath day holy.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that this Gospel is true. I know that God lives and that He sent His only Begotten Son down to earth to suffer for me. I was born and raised in the Church but I have had many experiences where I have had to choose for myself if I believed this Church was true and what decisions I would make. Whenever I make a righteous decision I can feel how pleased He is with me and how much He loves me. I know that Joseph Smith restored this Gospel with the help of the Lord, and I know that he was a true prophet just as I know that President Thomas S. Monson (the current Prophet) is a true prophet. There is no way to describe my feelings for this church and what is has done for me other than to say that I know that this is the true church and that I am a Mormon and I am proud to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am now a college student and just working, but in high school I volunteered at a local hospital one day a week. I have taught the women in my student ward and Sunbeams in my home ward so far in church. Currently I took 18 months off of my college life and am now serving as a full time Missionary for the Church.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Mikayla Thornock
The Lord gives us so much daily and all he asks for back is 10% of our monthly income. Through this small 10% we are able to help our church grow in many ways. We are able to use that money to build temples and church buildings, send people on missions or help them pay for school. But the reason why we pay this 10% is so that we can give something back to the Lord. He has given us litterally everything we have and all he asks is that we repay 10%. Show more Show less