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Hi I'm McKayla Worthen

I grew up in a small town in Utah. I ride motorcycles, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

My parents had me after my youngest brother had turned 14, so I basically grew up as an only child. I love to go repelling, and I ride my own motorcycle that I named Betty. I love history and visiting historical cites. I enjoy working with my hands: jewelry, musical instruments, art. I also love music. I can play 6 instruments, with varying degrees of skill. I love performing. I am an avid reader. I also love to cook. I am a bit of a movie buff, and I especially love Lord of the Rings.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Gospel. But I have never been forced to go to church or to o anything I don't want to. From my earliest memories, I can remember The Lord being present in my life. I have seen miracles and changes in people that could come by no other means than through the Savior. Why am I a Mormon? Because I find peace, I find strength, and I find truth. Without the Church, I would be lost in a world of sin and confusion. With the Church, I don't have to worry about that. Ii know the Gospel is true and that Jesus is the Christ. I also know that he is always there for me and will someday help me return to heaven with my family. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

As a youth, I have had various callings of being a leader in my church Young Women's group. I have been a chorister in my church services. As far as just living my faith, I try to do so every day. I love talking about the Gospel to anyone who listen. I spent a lot of Iomega discussing Gospel truths with my friends in college and high school. As a senior, I was on a council that oversees the LDS youth seminary at my high school. I strive daily to show in my demeanor and appearance that I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

McKayla Worthen
To my best understanding, women don't hold the priesthood because they have other sacred duties. They are given the task of bearing, raising, and teaching children in the Gospel. There must be a balance in the home. Not necessarily an equality, but a balance. If women were to hold the priesthood, that would create an imbalance. Men hold the priesthood so that the power of God comes into the home in a formal way. Women have that power in other forms. When men and women work together, families are strengthened and empowered. Show more Show less