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Hi I'm Alexa McKenna

I'm a student. I'm a daughter of God. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 21 years old and a student at Utah Valley University. I'm going to school to be an elementary school teacher. I love learning about people and the world around me and I cannot wait to have my own classroom to share my excitement for learning. I grew up in Arizona in a family of 7, where I was the oldest of five. I was born and raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

You will never find a greater peace, or a deeper joy than you do by living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon because it brings me happiness, even in times where happiness seems to be scarse. My first semester of college my parents divorced. I was heartbroken. It seemed that it was the worst thing that could ever happen to me. I felt like my family was falling apart and I wasn't even home to try and piece it back together. I think alot of people can relate to this expirience. I prayed and prayed that somehow they would see past their differences and get back together, but it never did. Things just kept getting worst and I was so scared. It was then that I realized that I had one of two choices. I could be angry, angry at my parents, angry at the world, angry at God for letting it happen. My other choice was to turn it all over the the Lord, to put my faith in Him. I chose this one. I began changing my prayers from "Why is the happening" to "What I am to do? what am I to learn? How am I to grow?". This change of focus made all of the difference. I can honestly stand and say that with everything that has happened, I have walked away from it a better and stronger person. I learned to rely on the Lord, to have complete faith in His plan which is that I can be with my family forever. Families are eternal. I learned to turn to the atonement of Jesus Christ. He not only died for out sins, but he expirienced every pain, every heartache that we have and will ever feel. I was able to take all my sorrows and fears to Him and when I did, I recieved this peace of mind and heart. I didn't know how things would work out but I knew they would. I still don't know why things in my life have happened the way they did. Perhaps I will never know, and I'm ok with that. All I need to know is that I have a Father in Heaven who knows me, by name. He wants me to find happiness and He has provided a way for me to do that. He hears my prayers and He has never let one go unanswered. I know, with all my heart that this church is true, and that Jesus Christ stands at the head of it.

How I live my faith

I think that it is one thing to know something, and another to actually act on it. Faith is action. I had a friend who wasn't a member once ask me this question, "How do you have so much faith?". I've pondered that question alot, and always come to the same conclusion. I have faith because I am nothing without it. I've had some trials in my life as we all have. I'm on a personal journey where I am being tugged and pulled in every direction while trying to keep my head above water just like everyone else. But I have found that most of the things that happen in my life are meant to make me grow. Heavenly Father is constantly refining us, stretching us to new horizons. He see's who we can become because he knows, he created us that way. He intended for each and every one of us to achieve the potential that He has planted within. That potential is more then we can ever imagine. I have learned that sometime it takes a storm to lead the heart where it can grow. I should never be satisfied, should never settle for less then the best I can be. And I think that I can always be better. There is always something I can improve upon. It's like a garden. I not only have to nourish it but I need to weed it of impurities as well. The biggest lesson that I have learned in this life is that when you are living a life that is pleasing unto him, when you can reflect on your life and see that it is in order and your doing everything you are capable of, then you have no reason to fear. No matter what happens. He will lead, guide and provide. He blesses me daily and I am so grateful for that peace of mind that everything will work out in the end. He wants me to be happy, and He is preparing the way. It's my choice if I want to take the road less traveled, and I intend to :)

Are Mormons Christians?

Alexa McKenna
Absolutely we are. Our church is called the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Christ is the head of this church. We worship Him. We believe in Him and His atonement. We are indeed Christians. Show more Show less