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Hi I'm Makenna

Hi, I'm Makenna. I grew up in Orange County, CA & currently attend Utah Valley University for nursing. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Southern California until I moved to Colorado for college. I come from a somewhat large family with two sisters, two brothers, a niece, and two nephews. Growing up, I played any sport I could get my hands on from softball, to equestrian riding, to volleyball and anything in between. When I got into high school, I set my focus on volleyball, which led to receiving a full ride scholarship to play at a university in Colorado. After I finished my career there, I moved to Utah to finish out my nursing degree. I know work full time and go to school; fully living the “typical college student” stereotype out to the fullest! When I’m not at school or work, I love to work out and do anything outdoors. When I am home, I spend almost all my time with my family because they are my best friends and we all share common interests. I will be serving as a full time missionary in Georgia starting in January 2016.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon is one of, if not the biggest blessing in my life. Knowing that my family and I are sealed for time and all eternity is such a comforting feeling. I know it is hard to lose loved ones throughout life, but knowing that I will be and see them again someday makes those situations a little less hard. Another key factor that I am so grateful for is the Atonement. I find it to be so amazing that Heavenly Father sent His son, Jesus Christ, to earth so He could die for us. If He didn’t send His Son, none of us would be here today. Not only that, but we would never be able to be forgiven for our sins. Jesus Christ was so selfless to do such a thing and it’s something I truly desire to be on a daily basis. Another thing about the Atonement is that when Jesus was going through everything, He felt EVERY emotion and pain we would all ever feel. How amazing is it that I can pray to someone that knows EXACTLY how I feel? It really astonishes me that I have someone like that for me everyday, and every hour no matter what. I also love that we have a modern day prophet, President Monson, to lead and guide us through the tough and grueling world we all face on a day-to-day basis. I know that Heavenly Father leads and aids him in the things he needs to know and reveal to us so we can stay on the straight and narrow path in order to return to live with Him someday. Lastly, the Book of Mormon is such a blessing in my life. It brings me so much guidance in my life and helps me make daily decisions as well. It gives me strength to choose the right and stand firm in what I believe in. The words of that book are undeniably true and will bless anyone’s life that reads it with a softened heart and open mind, I promise!

How I live my faith

I try to live by my faith the best as I can, even with a hectic and jam packed schedule at times. Living in the area I do for school, many of my peers share and live in the same ways I do. By having this, it bases a lot of things we do in our free time around church. Each week, we all will have FHE (family home evening) where we have a short spiritual thought and do an activity together. It just helps to bring a spiritual reminder to us as we start off our weeks. I also go to institute once a week, which my stake puts on for all young single adults. Here, we can choose what class we want to go to, so I get to choose what I learn about each week there. I think it’s pretty cool. On Sunday’s I always go to church because I have felt and noticed a difference in my life when I do. Starting my week off with a reminder and new knowledge of my Savior is one of my favorite and most cherished things I do!