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Hi I'm Mackenzie Moore

I am from Columbus, Ohio, I am excited to serve the people of Moscow, Russia, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love to sing, dance, and play the piano. My parents are divorced, and they are both members of the LDS Church but married to non-members. I have one real brother, and two step-siblings. I was born and raised in the Church, but my parents are both converts. I am currently attending Brigham Young University to study mathematics, and I have been called to serve in Moscow, Russia as a volunteer.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not an active member until I was sixteen and attending a stake youth conference where we listened to a speaker who challenged us to read the scriptures for 30 minutes every day. I had never been real familiar with scriptures, but I thought I'd give it a try. One I started, I felt so good everyday even if the reading didn't directly apply to my day, and I kept it up. I became more active in my church, soaking in the wonderful stories and messages found in the scriptures. I do believe that Heavenly Father loves us so much, and He sent his son Jesus Christ to suffer for our sins in order for us to have everlasting happiness. The Gospel helped me sort between good and bad decisions and has made me such a happy person. To me, everything about this Gospel makes sense. I understand why everything is important to my everlasting happiness. I believe that the Prophet Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon with divine assistance, and I do believe that the stories in the Book of Mormon actually happened. I know that the messages shared in the Book of Mormon are true, and it testifies of Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. I have had personal revelation confirming this through prayer, so I knows it's true.

How I live my faith

I've had a few callings in the past, but I am now serving in Moscow, Russia as a volunteer for the LDS church. I also read my scriptures everyday and ask Heavenly Father to bless my day through prayer.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Mackenzie Moore
Families are the center of God's plan of salvation. In families we learn, we love, and we grow as individuals with support from one another. We love families because they provide so much for all those involved, and when someone truly understands that their family will be with them forever, which this Church believes and what I believe, that person won't feel alone. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Mackenzie Moore
The Book of Mormon is another Testament of Jesus Christ, being located in the early America's rather than around the Middle-Eastern Area. Christ's message is spread there by various Prophets, noble men, and amazing women. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Mackenzie Moore
The Atonement is a combination of Christ's suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and His suffering on the cross, as Christ took all the consequential pain and suffering from our sins and He made it His burden to bear, not ours. This gives all of us the chance to make mistakes but learn from them and become better people. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Mackenzie Moore
We should have faith in Jesus Christ and in His love for us, and we should have faith in Heavenly Father and in His Plan of Happiness for us. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Mackenzie Moore
To become a member, one must accept the fullness of this Gospel and be baptized by someone with proper Priesthood Authority (Or a person who has true authority from God). However, one cannot truly believe the Gospel without learning about Christ's teachings and commandments, so learning from missionaries can truly help one understand the essence and purpose of this Gospel. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Mackenzie Moore
Being a Mormon feels unique, yet strangely normal. I feel different than my non-member friends because of what I believe, but it's not like I don't fit in because of that. It feels nice because I know I'm following Jesus Christ who is a wonderful example, and some people see how happy I am because of that which inspires them to learn more. I love being a Mormon because it makes me feel so happy. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Mackenzie Moore
No. We are grateful to Joseph for being an instrument in the Lord's hands in the process of restoring the true Gospel to the earth. He was not Holy, he was not perfect, and he was not anything but a faithful young man who listened to his Heavenly Father. This Church is called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, not the church of Joseph Smith Jr. Jesus Christ is the head of this church, and he spoke through Joseph Smith Jr. to all of us, and Christ does the same with our modern prophet Thomas S. Monson. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Mackenzie Moore
The Mormon lifestyle is centered around family and service, both of which bring immense joy. The Word of Wisdom keeps us healthy when we follow it, and that plays a big part in the joy in this lifestyle. Also, we encourage lots of family time to strengthen relationships and provide a place where those family members feel they can belong. We try to also center our lives around Jesus Christ because He was the ultimate example of joy and good works. Show more Show less