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Hi I'm Macayla Elwell

I thoroughly enjoy silly puns, jamming out to old cheesy songs, discovering new people, and being joyful. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Some would say that I am a passionate lover of many many things. I am an artist, a soccer player, a ukulele player, and I'm a little obsessed with my chapstick and water bottle, I always have to had that on hand. It's true (unashamed). I have been highly involved in the 4-H Program almost all of my life teaching workshops to youth and adults and public speaking. I am a sap. And once again, unashamed. I love getting to know people individually, one-on-one. I love personal challenges and any experience that will help me become like my Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ. I had the experience of attending a University for one year and have the strongest desire I have had since my Sophomore year of high school to serve a full-time mission. I have the opportunity these next few years to spread ABSOLUTE JOY and serve a full-time mission in Jacksonville, Florida!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in a small Southern Utah town all of my life, surrounded by those who were predominately LDS. My parents are converts to the LDS church, growing up in California and then moving to Utah where two men in a white shirt and special name tags found them. My older sister was sealed to my family when my mom was expecting me- I was gratefully born in the covenant. I come from a smaller family of only two other siblings: one older sister and one younger brother with parents who strive to remember why they were converted to this gospel. Many years down the road and remaining in this small Southern Utah town, I grew fondly of the church. My personal decision to strive to of this gospel has brought me such abundant joy and deep peace that I am grateful to know I couldn't have found anywhere else except in my faith.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith by looking unto the Savior and marvel. I marvel at all that Christ has done for every. single. one. of us! I strive to live my faith by doing, reflecting and applying. What do I mean by this? I go and do things that my religion provides: Church on Sunday, partaking of the holy Sacrament and going to other meetings on Sunday, participating in activities provided by the church, visiting women that are in need and lonely, planning a lesson/participate in this lesson taught by a family member once a week, etc. As I do these things that are asked of us Latter-Day Saint members by our prophet, apostles and local church leaders, I try to reflect all that I am doing in my life. I try to live my faith. I reflect what is important about doing these things and how they can help me become a better and more wholesome disciple of Jesus Christ. As I reflect upon these things, I try to apply them into my life to live my religion day by day.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Macayla Elwell
We can come to know our Father in Heaven through many different ways. Some of many personal experiences where I have come to know my Father in Heaven has been through honest and sincere prayer. Praying to your Father in Heaven reassures you that He is there and that He does listen and answer your prayers. Another great way that we can come to know our Father in Heaven is reading the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Christ and shows our Heavenly Father's merciful characteristics to the people in ancient America. Not only the Book of Mormon shows God's characteristics and personal experiences, but also the Bible. Reading the word of God allows you to understand Him and be able to communicate with Him through a different form of communication. We can come to know our Father in Heaven by asking those of other faiths how they know that there is a God, but especially asking Latter-Day Saint members what kind of a God that we believe in and how they know that their (and your) Heavenly Father exists and loves them. Show more Show less