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Hi I'm McKenna Grace Trussel

I've lived in Washington my whole life. I will soon be a full time missionary, serving in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Honestly, I'm probably not the most unique person you are likely to meet. There are few things that I would call my hobbies. But with that said, I was a member of my high school ASB leadership as a New Student Ambassador, which I then used to create a Freshman and New Student Program to help pair up the new students with upperclassmen to show them around the school and give guidance during their transition. I don't necessarily call that a hobby, but I am very proud of the help and service that it brought to my school. But that was a few years ago. I have since left to Brigham Young University, in which I just completed my Freshman Year! And just like that, I've come home for two weeks to now go on my new adventure as an LDS missionary, ready to serve the amazing people of Louisiana, Baton Rouge. I cannot wait to get out there, and I know the people and experiences I have while serving will be just as impactful to me as my high school program, if not more! I ready and open to all the new things and for the chance to bring myself closer to my Heavenly Father and in better study and appreciation for this gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

Very bluntly, for the first 8 years of my life- I was a Mormon because I was born into a Mormon household. Going to church each week for 3 hours was just something we did as a family, and I didn't have much choice or reason in the matter. But at age 8, I made the personal decision to be baptized and become a member of this church, myself. It was completely my choice! And although I might not have known all that getting baptized encompasses, even today, it is still my choice to be a member of this church. And as I come to understand more and more of the gospel's teachings, and of what this church believes and works for, the more I come to see it's truth. I know I belong as a member in this church, and now, as a 19 1/2 year old woman- I can confidently say that I am a Mormon from my own choosing, my own agency, and my own desire. I'm not perfect, and I still don't know a lot of what the church is. But I'm working on it, and as I continue to work, I continue to strengthen my testimony and grow closer to my Heavenly Father. This progress has now lead me to decide to serve a mission in Louisiana, Baton Rouge. I would not be here if I did not believe with every fiber in my being that this church is true. I know that I have had moments of doubt, and I know there are still more moments to come. But nothing can take away the feelings of peace, comfort, and understanding that no matter what, at the foundation of this church and gospel- I know it is the truth. And I will continue in that and do what I can for better understanding and better growth. As well as teach others that this is the true church! I hope to show and share my testimony in order to help others experience the same joy I have. This church is joy! This church is truth! And that's why I'm so grateful to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Previous to my mission calling, I held many callings for my church. Throughout my younger years, I would serve in the Presidency of our Young Women's Program. I've been everywhere from President, to Secretary and each position was unique and fun to do! I've also been called as my ward's Youth Family History Consultant where I found a deeper appreciation for our family's ancestry, as well as the power of temple work and ordinances. However, since going to BYU and leaving my home ward behind, I received a new calling as a Relief Society Teacher, which I absolutely loved! Although I didn't teach very often throughout the year, each experience was really special to me. I spoke on certain talks and aspects that mean a lot to me, one of which being on pioneer heritage! From these experiences, I learned how much it means to me to teach and share the gospel to others. Which has lead me to decide to serve a mission. It will be a completely new experience and it will be unlike anything I've done before, but I know that as I teach and share Christ's message with others, I know that I will grow stronger in my own testimony, as well as helping others to feel the same joy that I feel in this church! This church is true! I've come to learn and love that each day. And as I continue to follow in my callings, and obey the commandments and standards given to me, I know that I will live a happier and fuller life. There is something to be said about the "Mormon Glow" and I know that this church has brought me so much more than I could ever achieve on my own. I can't wait to help and share and do what I can to bring others unto the same knowledge of truth that I have.