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Hi I'm Mikayla

I was born in China, raised in America. I love sports and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love sports and I love being outside. Some things I enjoy include snowboarding, wakeboarding, rock climbing, camping, running, and other adventurous things (for example, I have snowboarded on the salt flats a couple times). I ran my first half-marathon may 2013 and it was awesome! I have a year of college under my belt, but I am taking a break from school to serve a full-time mission in Taiwan.

Why I am a Mormon

I have lived within the church but I never had really known. My experience at school has shed light on my situation and helped me see how much the Lord blesses me. I am still growing but it all started with the feeling of the spirit. God works through the spirit and I have been blessed since I listened and received comfort when I needed it most. Now I am learning more about how awesome this church is. God really does bless our lives so much. He answers our prayers and He guides us through the spirit. He gave us our families and friends. He allowed his son to suffer in the Garden of Gethsemane so we can return to live with our friends, our families, and our God. Being Mormon is pretty awesome.

How I live my faith

I have been able to participate various ways in serving others as a duty to my church. I have been blessed with these opportunities to help others and help myself. I have been able to teach the little kids about Jesus and I have seen my love grow for them. People always have told me that I am good with little kids but I felt like I lost that touch until I was able to be around them more. The Lord knew that I needed to be touched by those little kids. At school I had a calling that required me to plan activities for our ward so we could get to know each other better. I learned that through planning and careful consideration of individuals, people of various backgrounds are able to come together and have fun. I have had opportunities of service to my community and I have gone in with an attitude of appreciation. It is not just having the title of "Mormon" but it is what you do with it. A good person is a good person no matter their religion. Best of all I get to serve a mission to go and proclaim this gospel to those who are waiting for it. I know this will bring me the most joy and this experience will bring me closer to God than I ever have been.