Makena Long

Grace Students Large Group Coordinator

I accepted Christ as my Savior when I was six years old.  I was having a family devotion with my parents and brothers one night and when we were done, I was given the opportunity to put my faith and trust in Jesus Christ.  Since I was only six years old, my struggles at the time were not too difficult but knowing that God loved me was something I knew I would never let go of.  I have grown up in the church and have been surrounded by the most amazing family.  I have my parents and two amazing brothers, along with two amazing sisters in heaven.  I could go on and on about the rest of my family but there isn't enough room on the page to fit how amazing the rest of my extended family is, God has blessed me immensely.  I wouldn't make it through all life throws at me without the love of God and all the encouragement and support I get from the best family on the planet.

When did you first come to Grace?

I grew up going to Grace Church from the minute I was born.

What is your favorite season?

Fall is my favorite season because it is not too hot or too cold, it also brings such beautiful colors.

What is your idea of a perfect day?

My perfect day would include going for an early morning hike in the mountains and having a family gathering and eating lots of food.

What is your favorite quote?

If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.

What or who inspires you most?

My dad inspires me to be the best I can be every single day.  He has gone through so much in his life and is someone with such amazing character no matter what is thrown at him.