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Hi I'm Mackenzie

I'm a Mormon and I'm proud!

About Me

I'm just a girl who grew up in a really small, farming community. I am the oldest of four children and I love my family dearly. In my spare time I love to dance, read, run, and watch movies. I am currently serving a mission for the LDS Church in San Diego California but before I left I was studying history at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I have always had a deep love for history and I hope to one day become a high school teacher so that I can share that love with others.

Why I am a Mormon

Like I said earlier, I was born and raised in the church by two parents who have very strong testimonies. But I am proud to say that I gained a testimony for myself of the truth of this gospel after reading the Book of Mormon and praying to know if it was true. I love everything about this Church simply because it brings greater joy into my life than anything else. More than that, the gospel teaches me to have hope in Jesus Christ and when I live the principles of the gospel I can feel myself becoming closer to and more like the Savior. He is my rock and my salvation and I can never deny that testimony.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by keeping the commitments I made at baptism and all others that I have made since that time. I was born and raised in the church and my parents taught me and my younger siblings about the importance of keeping ALL of the commandments, not just the ones we like. I strive to be an example of Christ to people around me every single day. I recently made the decision to serve a mission for the Church and that decision has strengthened my faith immensely.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Mackenzie
In the Church we believe that all people are children of God, with a right to inherit all the blessings that He has to offer. Unfortunately, not every person has the opportunity to accept the true gospel of Christ and accept saving ordinances like baptism. The purpose of proxy ordinances is to give the deceased person a chance to accept the ordinances that they were unable to accept during mortality. Show more Show less