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Hi I'm McKenzie Weaver

My dad was a fighter pilot in the USAF and I've lived in Korea! I collect journals like some collect purses. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an avid penner of letters and will press flowers between the pages of my scriptures. The outdoors always takes my breath away. If it wasn't for mosquitos, I doubt I'd ever stay indoors. Reading is a passion and I'll read to my family as we drive on long road trips. It's a family joke that we aren't allowed to check out more that 10 books at a time, per person, at the library. My family remains my best friends. We've grown close as we've moved so many times. My father's job as a fighter pilot for the USAF has allowed us to travel many places, including 2 years in South Korea. My parents divorced when I was 15. We enjoy spending our summers with Dad and working in school with Mom. Our family is as tight and close-knit as ever despite splitting time between two households. One quirk I share with my siblings is the ability to spout movie quotes that will leave us all laughing 'till we cry. Going to see a movie in theaters is always a special treat. The large bucket of popcorn always seems to vanish before the movie starts, eaten up in the riveting trailers. In other day events, I'm the girl that always walks to the mailbox in an oversized coat in a vain attempt to thwart the mosquitos. I love the feeling of grass between my toes, a book tucked between my fingers, and a cold glass of apple juice to start the day.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Latter-Day Saint, a Mormon, because I have learned for myself that this Gospel is true. I have always felt a loving Heavenly Father was out there and I have tasted time and time again the sweet power of Christ's Atonement. I read the Book of Mormon and followed the counsel found in Moroni 10:4: "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." I have gained a testimony for myself, not one expressed by others. As a Mormon, I believe that families are an eternal unit. When sealed in the temple, the House of the Lord, families live together after death. I have felt my Heavenly Father's love for me and I know that He loves everyone with a love that is tender and accepting. I know my prayers are heard because I have seen them answered. I have not talked with God face to face as Moses has, but I know this Gospel is true. Not with my mind, but with my soul and that is a different kind of knowing. I know my Redeemer lives and I testify that prayers are heard, that prophets are on the Earth today, and that the Bible and the Book of Mormon are true testaments of Christ.

How I live my faith

Before I left for college, I was a ward chorister, leading the music for the organist and congregation. I have a testimony that music draws the soul closer to Christ. In college, I taught Sunday School classes. These classes teach other members about the scriptures, prophets both of ancient and modern times, on our purpose here on Earth and what awaits us after death. That was powerful for me, to testify and teach of what I had learned as a member. I strive to live the Gospel throughout the week and not just on Sundays. I try to be more charitable and more compassionate and humble. The Bible and Book of Mormon help me steer closer to Christ, to become more like Him. I leave soon to serve a mission, where I go to serve the Lord and bring others this message of truth.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

McKenzie Weaver
It is true. Christ appeared both unto His disciples in Israel and to His followers in the Ancient Americas. In John 10:16, Christ spoke of another fold saying, "them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd." This other fold Christ spoke of was the people of the Americas, the authors of the Book of Mormon. The Bible and the Book of Mormon both testify of Christ's divine role as our Savior. Both prophesy and testify of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection in detail. Read of it in 3 Nephi in the Book of Mormon and in the New Testament. The Holy Ghost will testify to you of what is true. Show more Show less