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Hi I'm McKayla

I am perusing a college degree. I love comic books and movies. I'm am serving our Heavenly Father and loving it!

About Me

I am a 19 year old girl, currently serving an LDS mission. I am from a small town in the salt lake valley and love to travel the country. At home, I have enjoyed summer water sports, like boating, tubing, wake-boarding, swimming, etc. History, American Government, and Choral Music have been some of my favorite things to study and although i am not sure on what i want to do as a profession, i look forward to working towards a college degree when i get home.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes sense. I grew up in an LDS household but I have extended family who are not members and I see how miserable their lives are at times. Then I look at my family and we do not have the same problems, we still have our ups and downs but generally we are pretty happy. I do not believe Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are unmerciful and cruel, I believe that they love us and that they are fair merciful and just. Why would they create so much for us and bless us if they weren't? I know that this church is true without a doubt in my mind. Joseph Smith was a prophet of God,I know he saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, I know that the Book of Mormon is true, I feel the spirit testify that to me every time I read it. I know that heavens gates are open and that we can receive modern day revelation. I know that Christ lives and knows us and loves us. I know the atonement is real and through Christ's mercy and love we can be forgiven and wash away our sins, I know he died for each of us individually, and I know that without him i would be forever lost. Christ is my rock, my anchor, my best friend. Even when things seem hopeless and I feel utterly alone, like no one could possibly know what I have been through, I know Christ is there, ever my comforter. He went below them all, and suffered, bled and died so that we may never be alone. He paid the price of all of our sins, anguish, pain, and more. He died on the cross to pave the way to return to our Father in Heaven. But the best part is that He Lives! Death has no sting, the grave no victory. Because our Savior won and broke the very chains of death. He rose on the third day, and one day, because of Him, we can live again. Because of Him, we can have eternal families, and see those we have lost once more.

How I live my faith

Currently, I serve as a full time missionary, Preaching the gospel and sharing Heavenly Fathers love for all of his children. Before, I was a Sunday school teacher for ten year olds, and before that I was a class president for the older girls in the youth program. I try my best to do as Christ would do and I try and be a good example and friend to those who I come into contact with.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

McKayla
We are baptized to be washed clean of our sins and make covenants, or promises, to God. Because of baptism we are able to repent of our sins and take the sacrament once a week to renew our promises with God and become clean once again. It is Essential to our progression, as shown by how Christ, the perfect example for us, was baptized, although He was perfect and sinless. Sadly, our ancestors may have not had the opportunity to be baptized during their time on earth. Which is why we do proxy baptisms for them, as they cannot do them for themselves because they are separated from their bodies. Once we are baptized for them in their name, the have the opportunity to choose if they wish to accept the gospel, or in other words accept the baptism, for themselves. Their right to choose is never taken away through baptisms for the dead. We are simply enabling them to have that choice if they want it. Show more Show less