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Hi I'm McKenna

I'm from Utah. I love water polo. I'm left handed. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have played the piano since I was six years old and love it. I just finished my first year of college, where I am majoring in Interdisciplinary Humanities with an art history emphasis. I am leaving soon to serve a mission in Spain, and am excited both at the prospect of serving the people and the Lord, and getting to see all of the art and the rich historical culture there.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a part of the church all my life and was baptized at the age of eight. When I was younger I went to church because it was what I had always done, but as I've grown older I've kept going to church and living the gospel because it makes me happy. During the hardest of times, if I turn to the Lord and do all I can to follow Him, trials become so much more bearable than they would otherwise be. By no means do they become easy, but they become possible. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that He lives alongside our Father in Heaven. They are always there for us, no matter how worthy or unworthy we feel.

How I live my faith

Previously I served my congregation as the choir pianist. Right now, I don't have any special assignments, but make sure I get to church every week and learn from those that do! Something that's very important to me is to make sure I read the scriptures often, particularly the Book of Mormon, because it answers questions I have and brings peace to my life.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

McKenna
Missionaries share the gospel because it brings them so much joy. The purpose of missionary work is not to raise the membership numbers of the church, but rather to share with people the happiness that the gospel brings them. Missionaries love those they teach, which is why they are so enthusiastic about their work. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

McKenna
Mormons are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We are Christians that believe in Jesus Christ and use both the Bible and the Book of Mormon as scripture. The Book of Mormon is similar to the Bible in that it was written by many ancient prophets. However, while the Bible takes place in the eastern land of Israel and the surrounding areas, the Book of Mormon takes place in the western lands of North and South America. The nickname "Mormons" comes from this Book of Mormon, and our church is also known as the Mormon church and the LDS church. Show more Show less