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Hi I'm McKenna Holmes

I'm 2/3 of a triplet trio. I come from a blended family. I'm a social media marker. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a daughter, sister, niece and cousin because family is everything to me. To me, there really is not a happier place than surrounded by the members of my family doing the things we love. I love to capture these moments behind my camera. Whether that be from a rolling video clip that I edit into a family home video, or a snapshot that freezes the moment of time, memories are my greatest treasures that I hold on to.

Why I am a Mormon

I've always lived in the predominant Mormon community of Utah. I've always had a deep love for the church. Up until the point that I was a teenager however, I knew that I was living off my parents knowledge of the gospel. I needed to know for myself. Heavenly Father always knows exactly what we need, I can testify of that! My families life was turned inside out, upside down, and all the way around again. In the six years that have passed, I've found myself a member of blended families. Through the divorce of my parents, I struggled with the idea of eternal families and had a very hard time with such a strong emphasis being placed on the subject when I was not being given that fundamental base of the gospel. I took my doubts about the church and planted them in the ground. That was where my own knowledge of the gospel began to grow. I learned for myself that this is the true church of God. I've always known the Mormon church in my life, I just had to find out how much it was really meant for me. I've decided to serve a mission for the church so I can help others come to realize how much it is for them as well.

How I live my faith

Two years ago I sat down one night and created @missionariescomingsoon on Instagram. I was still in high school and had considered serving a mission myself, but I mostly just had the idea of the page and couldn't let it go to waste. MCS is a social media platform where LDS youth with mission calls can connect. When a young man/woman gets their call, they email it to our account, we post it on the page and then they have the opportunity to connect with other missionaries and members in their mission areas. When I sat down on that night, of January 27, 2014, I could not have imagined the impact it would create. Over 30.3 thousand followers later, I've had the opportunity to not only assist church members in living their faith, but introduce the idea of Mormon missionaries to the entire instagram community. The gospel is the simple instructions to the way that we are supposed to live our lives. It's been an easy adjustment to me as I have moved out and headed to college because I've always chose to live my life in alignment with the standards of the Church. I found that I didn't ever find myself in tight or messy situations because the gospel will never lead me astray!

What is being a Mormon like?

McKenna Holmes
Being a member of the Church brings me so much joy! I'm happy because of the knowledge that I have here on this earth. One of my friends recently joined the church. She'd always lived the standards of the church and decided to join at the age of 18. She told me that she feels, "whole" like she never has before. The gospel brings that feeling of wholesomeness for sure! Show more Show less