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Hi I'm Mikayla

I grew up in Southern California. I love dogs, music, drawing, talking to people. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love Disney, watching movies, anything to do with superheroes, trying to draw. I love listening to music, especially rock, alternative, pop, country, and anything from a musical. I adore dogs. Right now I'm in college. I have 2 younger sisters. I come from a divorced family, but that doesn't change the fact that I love my family with all my heart.

Why I am a Mormon

I am not Mormon because growing up, we went to church, or because my parents told me that is what we believe. I am Mormon because this is something I believe in with all my heart. I am Mormon because through studying the doctrine the scriptures and gaining that knowledge, and through the way I feel, deep down in my heart, because of the Spirit, I know that this stuff is true. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet, and that God used him as an instrument and restored this gospel on the earth because He loves us more than we can ever fully comprehend. And i know the Jesus Christ really did come to this earth, that he suffered for each and every sin of each and every person because of his love for us. I know that he died on the cross for us, and that he lives, now, today, and NEVER leaves us alone or abandoned. I am Mormon because being a member of the Lord's church brings me so much joy. It's changed and influenced and directed my life in so many ways, and has shaped me into who I am today. I am Mormon because this IS the true church, THE Lord's church, and because every single person has the power and opportunity to discover that for themselves.

How I live my faith

I participate in ward activities with other young single adults, visit with those in my ward, sometimes plan activities for a small groups of us for our "family home evening" here at college. But the best way I live my faith is just by every day things. Looking for ways, even the smallest, to serve and reach out to those around me, even if it's just saying "hi", or taking what I've learned at church outside of that building and into my every day life. Living my faith is not just about what I do at church or at church activities, but about what I do every day with practicing and expressing what I don't just believe but know to be true.