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Hi I'm Makenna Seymour

I'm serving a mission in Milan Italy. I'm a Mormon

About Me

My name is Makenna Seymour and I am a Mormon. I grew up a So Cal girl, my parents divorced when I was 11 years old and soccer become my whole life then. During high school I ran cross country, joined the swim team and played soccer and was captain my senior year. I attended BYU-Hawaii in 2014 and played soccer there as the goalkeeper. After my freshman year I decided not to go back and serve a mission. I am now serving the wonderful people of Milan, Italy.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because it gives me peace. During the trial of my parents divorce I was really lost in the world. I fell away spiritually from the church. In my mind I thought " how could I trust anything they say when they said families where together forever. My family is torn apart." I still went to church out of the respect of my parents and played the good Mormon girl on Sunday but the rest of the week I didn't care. During high school I was struggling with my life. I felt lonely and unwanted and thought that no one would noticed if I just disappeared. The summer of my sophomore year things turned around for me and it all started at girls camp. Girls camp is a week event where the young women in the stake go camping for a week and grow closer to Heavenly Father. I was desperate for love and happiness and my feelings toward God started to lessen, but as the whole camp started to watch this video about Christ and his atoning sacrifice for us, my heart melted. At that moment I realized how much I was loved and appreciated, I realized at that moment that my Heavenly Father loved me. It was like someone putting a cozy blanket over my shoulders and giving me a huge hug and saying " I love you Makenna". From that moment on my feelings of abandonment and lonlieness went away as I became more active in reading my scriptures and prayer every night and day, thanking Heavenly Father for all that I had. I began to feel peace in my soul as I allowed Christ back into my life. Not only did I find peace but I found knowledge and comfort in that knowledge that I am a child of God, a daughter of a king and I have divine worth. The knowledge that I can become like my Father in Heaven one day and live with Him in celestial glory along side with my family which is eternal. The gospel of Jesus Christ is beautiful and amazing and a lot of work, but it is all worth it in the end.

How I live my faith

Growing up we always attended church every Sunday and all the activities our ward had. We were always at the ward holiday parties, watched general conference where we heard the prophet and the apostles teach us about our Savior , Jesus Christ. Anytime there was a service project, whether through the church or our community had, we were always involved. My siblings were also very active in sports and we played on Sunday's as well, but we always made an effort to go to sacrament meeting before or after our games. For me and my family it was important to show our faith by being an example and always serving others around us. Growing up in a place where their are few members, I stood out from all my other friends, in the way I dressed, acted, spoke, and my actions. They really respected me for my faith and it interested them in their own faith or mine. I was not always perfect but I try my best to be an example of my faith and serve anyone who needs help. It is important to me to make other people feel important and wanted too. Now being a missionary I get to serve people every day and let them see and recognize their true potential and their divine worth.