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Hi I'm Makenzie

I'm a sister, a daughter, a friend, a current missionary-- I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have recently completed two semesters of college. While in college, I've had to move out of my house, and learn how to be independent. Although, a difficult adjustment, I've had an amazing year and being on college dance team was one of the best highlights. I've met some of my best friends through my sports teams. Some of my other hobbies include playing basketball, tennis, reading, and traveling. I have had the opportunity to travel to several countries doing humanitarian work. Humanitarian work and service is somethings I have true passion for. I've had the blessing of being born into an active Mormon family. Since I was a child, the values of faith, integrity, and virtue have been instilled in me. I am the oldest of five children... Meaning, my house is very loud. It took me a long time to really appreciate the blessing of a large family, and the privilege of being the eldest. As I've grown older and moved out to go to college, I've come to realize how important my family is to me. I am now almost half way done with my training in the Missionary Training Center. There's nothing like being a missionary; it's a lot of hard work, but I've learned so much about myself and the gospel. My relationship with my Heavenly Father has grown in ways I could never imagine. I couldn't be more excited to complete my training and enter the real missionary field. I know that the gospel will bring light to peoples' lives with its truth.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon church and have grown up surrounded by parents and other leaders with inspiring testimonies that have helped me grow my own. I continue to be a Mormon because as I have grown up and experienced the world for my own, I have found that nothing makes me happier than living by God's commandments. The Mormon church is built upon service, faith, and love. These are all characteristics that I have applied to my life and found that they enable me to be the most successful, efficient, and happy. As the difference between the world and and church standards distances, my faith is challenged. But when I earnestly seek for an answer or comfort, I am never left alone. I am a Mormon because this church promises something no other church can. I will never be left comfortless, I will forever have a Savior who understands what I have, am, and will go through. I have family and friends that have passed on through this life that I know I will one day be reunited with. I have the sacred opportunity to be blessed by the priesthood. I have the relieving ability to attend and participate in ordinances at the temple. I have the powerful duty to bring others unto Christ so that they might find the same joy I have found in being a Mormon. I am a Mormon because I have burning feeling in my heart that this is the truth.

How I live my faith

This past year I've attended a liberal arts college. Although I got to meet many amazing people and see various lifestyles, I was often stood alone in my personal morals and beliefs. By religiously reading just one chapter of the Book of Mormon everyday, going to church each Sunday, choosing to keep the Word of Wisdom, and being chaste, I have kept my faith strong and alive. I have found so much happiness by living the gospel standards that I have chosen to go on a mission. Being a missionary is far from easy, but I've met amazing people from all over the world. My testimony is so strong and I know that this gospel's purpose is to bring happiness and love to others. I'm grateful for the opportunity to preach the gospel to other areas of the world and to offer people a chance at the same happiness I have.