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Hi I'm McKenna Joy

I grew up in Hood River, Oregon. I compose music. I come from a combined family of fourteen. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always loved music, it is one of the ways I can express myself. I love trees! Growing up on a pear orchard in Oregon probably reinforced that love for trees in me. I love trying to understand people and where they come from, especially when it comes to listening to peoples marriage and family stories. I have been studying marriage and family studies at Brigham Young University which has prepared me a lot for my future in a career as a future wife, mother, and friend. My parents got divorced after being married for 18 years, this has probably led me to my passion for learning how to listen and connect with others who have, are about to or are going through divorce. I love theater, being on a stage always makes me feel like I'm home.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the gospel is true. "Mormons" have a lot of good qualities, traditions, and values, but that is not why I am a member of this church and continue to be a member. I am a Mormon because I know the Book of Mormon is true because i prayed about it and received an answer by the holy ghost. At times in my life I would question certain things pertaining to certain gospel principles, but than I would remember to read the Book of Mormon and every time, if I really search the scriptures with a question in mind, I would and still do get a confirming feeling that the Book of Mormon is true. That means that the qualities, traditions, and values of "Mormons" are not just good, they are commandments given from a living prophet of God. That means that Joseph Smith really did see God the Father and his son Jesus Christ. That means that being a Mormon, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is not just something that I am, Being a Mormon is a gift.

How I live my faith

At the age of fourteen I was given the opportunity to be the ward organist. This calling really helped me push my musical abilities to grow and progress; I have had many callings that deal with music and ward choirs. I love it! Nothing is better than being crammed in a small room with twenty or so people with one piano singing in harmony the hymns.