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Hi I'm MaKae

YES - I am a Mormon and I am proud of it. I grew up in Northern Utah but I have spent the past 25 years living in Southern Utah.

About Me

I am a Mormon. I am a wife of 33 years having married my best friend from high school. I am a mother of 2 beautiful daughters and a grandmother to 2 adorable grandsons. I grew up in Northern Utah but have lived in Southern Utah the past 23 years and loved it. I recently retired from a 15 year career in Title and Escrow due to the progression of my MS. However, I have found the Lord has greater things for me to do and I am learning to listen and obey his directions. Last year we relocated to Vernal, Utah for my husbands work and much to my surprise I love it here too! The missionary work in this valley is amazing! The Vernal Temple is my sanctuary. The people here are wonderful.

Why I am a Mormon

My family has been members of the church for many generations. Growing up LDS was all that I knew. However, at the age of 30 when faced with a personal crisis I began my own personal journey of discovering, growing and nurturing my own testimony of the the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Restoration of the Church by the Prophet Joseph Smith and the truthfulness of the teachings of our latter day prophets. I know that I am a child of God, I know that I have Heavenly Parents that love me and wait anxiously for my return. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior, my Redeemer, my advocate with the Father. I have experienced the healing power of the Atonement in my life and have committed my life to serving my Father in Heaven wherever I can.

How I live my faith

I spend 2-3 days a week officiating at the Vernal Temple and could not be happier. I teach Relief Society once a month which is my favorite calling! I also have attended BYU Education Week for the past 5 years and can't imagine ever missing it. It is spiritually the highlight of my year. I have learned so much and my testimony has grown tremendously as a result of attending and being fed by such amazing instructors.

What are Mormon temples used for?

I love the temple. It is a house of glory, of hope, of learning, of service, of unity. The chaos of the outside world is left behind when I enter the temple doors. Inside the temple I find my spirit is calm, my mind is clearer and I am at peace. I learn something new every time I go to the temple, my understanding of the gospel and the atonement increases with every visit. It is a blessing to have a temple 5 minutes from my house. I am so grateful. Show more Show less