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Hi I'm Addison McKenzie

I've grown in several spots and societies across the continental United States-I'm a friend to many and, proudly, a Mormon to all.

About Me

Just recently, I completed the requirements and cousework necessary to graduate high school with two associate degrees simultaneously! I now look forward to studying a yet undetermined subject at Brigham Young University in Provo Utah. Before I do, I have the joyous prospect of serving a 2 year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in a land full of flowers...in the Florida Orlando mission. I recognize the benefit and blessing the gospel of Jesus Christ is in and to my life. I attribute much of the success, peace, joy, and purpose I feel in my life to this wonderful gospel. I love spending time with my family. I love connecting with them and with my friends. I love playing the piano. I love to read the scriptures. I love to explore and expound the faith I have. Religion, pure religion, is of great interest and importance to me. I love to pray, to communicate with my God who I love so much. And, I cannot wait to give to his work my absolute best, my complete all, in Orlando Florida.

Why I am a Mormon

Regardless of my upbringing in the LDS faith, I have had periods and bouts of disbelief in my life. The worst of these, by far, came to deliver its challenge to my faith just a few weeks before I decided to serve this mission I have committed myself to serve. The spirit I felt in response to the surprising many reservations I'd collected and questions I'd given to God along my travels in and between the many convincing philosophies people have concocted over the years against this, the true church as I now call it, was overwhelming as I came to see the issues I had in perspective. This spirit came to me as I prayerfully studied the scriptures and realized the fullness of this amazing gospel and its wonderful truth. God the Father is our Father, and He cares about us more than we care about ourselves. He gave us His son to suffer for, die in, and nullify the peril of our sins. Every week, we take the Sacrament to always remember the price our Redeemer paid for us. Every week, we remember Him to never lay waste to and to always take advantage of His infinite, miraculous atonement. Proverbs 3:5-6: 5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Give your doubts and weaknesses to the Lord in prayer, in fasting, and in faith as the true believers of old did sacrifices upon the altars. As you trust God more and more in exercising your faith, I promise you He will show you reason for your faith. Truly, faith is the substance of things hoped for which are not seen but true! If you shall honestly, whole-heartedly desire to know for yourself a testimony of this gospel, God will give it to you as He has given you all you know. Please, brother or sister, give Him time and attention enough to work marvels in your life.

How I live my faith

Though I'm only 19, I've been entrusted with a number of wonderful functions, callings as we call them, in the church. I've served in presidencies as secretaries, a counselor, and as a president. And, I've been asked to help organize events designed to build and uplift the faith of the wonderful church members...to gather them together. Now, I am poised to serve a full, 2 year mission in Orlando Florida to uplift the languishing leper, to comfort the hopeless vagabond, and to build and unify the House of Israel. Nervous would I be ministering to and teaching these people in my native, trained, English tongue without help from my Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. Excited am I now to preach the gospel in Español, a tongue completely foreign to me, because I know I will be helped...because I have faith enough to act and to live.