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Hi I'm McKay Lindsey

Born and raised in Albuquerque New Mexico, I'm an avid lover of the desert, green chile, & new cultures. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Let's cut straight to the point. I have a good life. I can't complain. Even when it is bad, it's really not that bad. I'm from Albuquerque, a melting pot of different cultures and lifestyles. I will always love Albuquerque with the vast blue skies and the hard, barely-able-to-grow-anything dirt. I came to college. I am now a sophomore, majoring in journalism (print or broadcast? I can't decide which!). As you can see, I suffer from indecisiveness. I digress. (Also, I have a short, energetic attention span.) In high school, I tried to get as involved as I possibly could; I was Student Body President, played volleyball and ran track, and was in a sketch comedy group, to name a few things I did and loved. Now, though, I admit I am not as ambitious. But, I have found a new passion for rock and ice climbing, canyoneering, and long distance running. I am finding that wonderful connection to nature and the challenges it provides, and loving every bit of it!

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? I have asked this myself many times. The pure and simple answer to it would be because I believe and love the Book of Mormon with all my heart. Now, this is a very loaded answer; my love for this book leads to many other convictions and reasons as to why I am a member of this church. I feel safe. I feel loved. I know who I am. And most importantly, I know who I can be. Who our Heavenly Father wants me to be. Being a Mormon (or more specifically, through study and many sincere prayers about the Book of Mormon), I now have the knowledge of these things. I feel safe because I have the ability to make promises to stay away from harmful things that will cause me unhappiness. I feel loved because I know I have so much support from other members and from God. It's tangible, this feeling of being loved. I know who I am because I have studied Christ and his life, and through that I was able to establish a personal conviction of him and myself. And with my close relationship to Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father, I seek their guidance in my life so I can become the best person I can possibly be. The greatest thing about being a Mormon, is the opportunity to take advantage of Christ's Atonement, and repent of my sins, for I have many of those. But now I know that I can overcome them, and most importantly - I know how to do it. It's possible! I am a witness of this, and it is by far the most amazing gift I've ever been given. It has changed my life for good.

How I live my faith

I've been taught to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ continually in my lifetime, and although this can be extremely difficult sometimes, I am doing the best I can. In my ward, I am a member of a committee to plan fun activities for the members, and also the head of a committee for planning and carrying out a weekly evening in which the members of the ward (and friends!) can come together and pray. I am also a visiting teacher for two wonderful ladies. These are wonderful opportunities to serve others. But, as I grow older and become more aware of the world we live in, I am finding out more and more that there are many other ways to serve others outside of my church callings, too. I often visit the local nursing home. I am extremely young at heart, so I often help teach preschool kiddos. I share my witness and love of Jesus Christ as often as I can, not only with what I say, but with how I treat others and how I carry myself.