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Hi I'm McKenzie Saunders

I'm a painter. I love the mountains. I eat chicken sandwiches. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First of all I am very passionate about the things I enjoy. One of those things being the mountains. I grew up in the mountains so I love absolutely everything about them. Hiking, backpacking, skiing, snow shoeing, fly-fishing, camping, hunting.... I also really enjoy painting. I love it so much that it is what I plan on doing for the rest of my life. Before I was a missionary I helped with the decorative painting in the Payson temple and I hope to paint in temples or do paintings for temples for rest of my life. I have been a member of the LDS church my whole life, but building my faith and my testimony has taken time. It is the most worth while thing that I have ever done. To me, my relationship with the Savior is truly worth more than anything this world could ever give me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am so imperfect, I mess up daily, but I know that through the Gospel of Jesus Christ I can use his atonement and repent. Through repentance I can return to live with Him and my Heavenly Father again. Because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ I know that I can be with my family for eternity. The Church of Jesus Christ is a church of happiness. I know that when I am living it and keeping the commandments I am feeling true, everlasting, joy that can only come from the Savior, Jesus Christ. I know with every fiber of my being that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church. I love it and live it and I couldn't be happier because of it.

How I live my faith

I think there's few things as important in life as finding ways to make your talents one with God's will and bringing other's closer to Christ. That is why I love painting. I love it when I can create a piece that will help others feel the spirit. I'm working towards being a full time fine artist and dedicating every piece of art to the Lord. I also am serving a mission for the church in the Cleveland Ohio + Historic Kirtland Visitors Center mission. It the best thing that I have ever done. There is nothing that brings more happiness that meeting people and helping them feel the true love that the Savior and our Heavenly Father have for them. I am so blessed to be able to serve at the historic Kirtland visitor center. I am able to learn so many new things everyday about our churches history and also meet so many incredible people from all over the world. I am a firm believer in not just dying for your faith but actually living it. It is so important to show your faith in Jesus Christ by following Him.