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Hi I'm Ian McRae

I was born in Utah. I'm a writer. I'm a musician. I'm a Floridian. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was originally born in Provo, Utah, but didn't end up staying there for very long. I've lived in the south for most of my life, between Savannah, Georgia, and then St. Augustine, Florida, which is where I call home and is also the oldest city in the United States. I enjoy writing just about anything. I am also a piano/guitar player. I am in no way a pro, but I have fun with it. I come from a family of four. I was born and raised in the church, but was very rebellious to some time, and then came back around and became active in it for myself. I am currently a missionary over in the Utah Salt Lake City West Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church, as you may expect with someone from Utah initially, but I wasn't raised here. I grew up in the south, and it was from that that if I was going to be religious I had to learn to do it myself of my own free will. I never really had any member friends growing up. Eventually though, when I came to realize how much Jesus Christ truly loved me and cared for me, I had no problem doing it on my own. Growing up where I did made me know I truly had to stand for the church, and I would never turn it back. I don't know where my life would be without it, and don't even want to think about it.

How I live my faith

I was borderline inactive for some time growing up. People always wanted me to do the right things, but the church and in that extent, the Savior were not that important to me, and I didn't have a connection with God. Eventually though, I started to feel of His love more and more and High School, and find what He wanted me to do. I then decided to change my life and follow Him, and leave behind those wrong things I was doing. Now, I try to follow Jesus Christ the best I can, because He has done so much and given me so much in my life.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Ian McRae
Being called of leadership positions of the church is an act of service that is given to that person, and they serve all those who they lead. The reason the clergy are not paid for these services is that they are all still brothers and sisters of each other, and are lending their time and efforts to each other out of friendship and cooperation. Payment can also lead to corruption of leaders who become distracted in doing the Lord's work. Show more Show less