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Hi I'm Chad Mackay

I grew up plowing fields on a farm in Washington state. Now I'm South Florida plowing through Medical school. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love sports and being with my family. If I can combine the two, even better. I was raised in the church, but gained my own testimony of the gospel before setting out on a mission to Guatemala. Upon returning from my mission I enrolled in a junior college to continue playing football and majoring in business. Later, while studying at BYU, I met my eventual wife. We have been married 5 years now and have a two-year old daughter. Although medical school is understandably difficult, I very much enjoy the challenge. I look forward to becoming a good physician, but most importantly, a good husband and father.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it's the only thing that makes sense. On many issues this gospel provides answers that ring true in the deepest parts of my heart. It makes sense that we should be able to live as families, with God, forever. Of course a prize that wonderful must be earned. It makes sense that we should have a prophet on the earth today, along with twelve apostles. It makes sense that God would continue to instruct His people through additional scriptures. The Plan of Salvation as taught in this church is true. It makes sense that ALL people who have lived on this earth WILL have the chance to hear this gospel. ALL are free to accept it, or reject it, but all will have the opportunity. A careful, prayerful study of the teachings of this church will lead to the clear realization that they are in complete harmony with the ancient teachings of Jesus Christ... they ARE His teachings. This is His Church!

How I live my faith

I do the best I can with each day. Of course, I'm not perfect. But we're taught that if we do the very best we can, trusting in God, we can eventually be freed from our imperfections and weaknesses. I go to church every week seeking ways to improve. I study the scriptures every day with the intent of learning from the experience of others. I pray morning and night, by myself and with my family, so that we can all stay on the right track, together. I know that if we do our best, with a sincere willingness to do what God wants us to do, we can have peace in this life, and live with God again when this life is over.