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Hi I'm McKinley

I grew up in Wyoming. My family owns a cattle ranch that I love. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a country girl! I love where I live. My family owns and operates a small cattle ranch where we raise Lowline Angus Cattle. We are a small business right now but we are working on growing. Growing up on a ranch, I learned to love the outdoors. I love to hike, canoe, swim, ride horses, ride motorbikes, camp, and above all else, spend time with my family! I love animals, especially cows, horses, and dogs. My parents taught me the value of hard work. I have spent many years working the fields and learning every inch of the ground we farm. I have attended 3 semesters at BYU-Idaho and have been called to serve in the Tennessee, Knoxville mission.

Why I am a Mormon

My family has been so very blessed by the gospel. My mother's mom's parents were not born into the Gospel. They were converted shortly after World War Two. Since their conversion, they have been strong in the gospel and have raised their children to be strong also. After my grandma married my grandpa, there was a time when their faith was challenged. 4 out of 6 of their children were involved in the Cokeville, Wyoming Elementary school bombing, my mother being one of them. They all survived! My aunts and uncles, and the other children and teachers in the room witnessed angels protecting everyone. They witnessed a miracle. I have grown up hearing and reading about this miracle, and then, in June of 2015, I was able to be a part of my Grandparents story coming to life in the Cokeville Miracle movie. This story has been a major part of my life as a Mormon. It has taught me the power of miracles and Family history work. My father's parents were both raised in the church. They are both very strong members. They have each experienced trials and the passing of loved ones, but, thanks to the gospel, they know that they will be with their loved ones again. I love this gospel! I used to think that a Testimony was something you gained all at once and that it stayed the same your whole life. As I have grown, I have come to realize that this is not the case. My testimony has done nothing but change and grow over the past several years. Through my experiences, I have been able to gain a better testimony of the Word of Wisdom, the Atonement, and the Plan of Salvation. They have all played a major role in my life. I know the gospel of Jesus Christ is true. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that he was called at the very time the world was ready to receive the gospel again. I know President Nelson is a prophet of God and that he will do so many wonderful things on this Earth. I love my family and know that we will all be able to be together in the next life.

How I live my faith

I have been raised in the church and have been taught to live the gospel every day. I went to church with my family while I was growing up and then continued to go to church in small branches and singles wards after I graduated High School and moved away from home. I have served in callings where I have taught Youth the importance and power of Family History work. I have also served in callings where I have been a teacher and was given the opportunity to teach and learn more about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love to serve the people around me. Service has brought me closer to our Heavenly Father and Savior. It has also brought so many wonderful friends into my life that I cherish. As I stated above, I have been called to serve in the Tennessee, Knoxville Mission. I am so excited to serve the wonderful people of this mission. The gospel has brought so much joy to my life and I cannot wait to spread the light of Christ to everyone I meet.