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Hi I'm Makenzie

Current missionary who loves avocados & Diet Coke, laughing, Broadway plays & Disneyland. I am happy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a girl who loves the sunshine, beach, and big cities. I was raised in California and I love it. For the past two years I have been studying Communication Disorders at BYU. I am always on the hunt for something new to learn or a talent to develop. I believe that bucket lists are adequate plans, and you can just make up the rest as you go along. I love spontaneous road trips, movies, playlists, and people that laugh at my jokes. I wouldn't mind having a book always in my hand, but I want to live my own adventure traveling around the world someday.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that belonged to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My testimony of the Savior began when I was very young. As I grew older and learned more about the gospel of Jesus Christ, I began to understand more of the love my Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, have for me. It wasn't always easy. I had to learn for myself what I had been raised to believe. It was only when I recognized my weaknesses that I decided there was a power beyond my own and I would need to rely on that strength if I was to be what God expected of me. Whenever I struggled, I felt that love and power, through the spirit of God, which I received at baptism and confirmation into the church. I am a Mormon because it brings me unending happiness. I am a Mormon because I know the power of Christ is real and I want to do all I can to follow him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by living with optimism. I trust that God has a plan for me and that He is there in the details. When life is hard, sad, or frustrating, I try to remain happy. I do this because I know Jesus Christ died for me and knows me perfectly. His ultimate sacrifice for each of us makes it possible for me to overcome my trials because He suffered more than I ever will. I hope that my faith is shown by my love for others. I will use this love to serve the people of New York, where I will serve as a missionary for 18 months.