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Hi I'm Mac

I love learning. I grew up in Mexico City half of my life, and Salt Lake the other half. I love fun. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Mac. I have the privilege to have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ all of my life. I love to snowboard, wakeboard, skateboard, ride motorcycles, and any awesome and intense sport! I love all sports, Soccer is number one, Football second, and basketball last. I had the opportunity to find my eternal companion doing what she loves: dancing, and ever since I met her, I learned to dance! I have been married to my beautiful wife for a little over a year.

Why I am a Mormon

As I mentioned I have been a member of the Church all of my life. I had never known of any other churches, except Catholicism, until my mission. Before, during and a little after my mission were the greatest tests about my beliefs. Before my mission, I had to make a choice: Do I go, or Will I not go? This decision was taken very seriously, as I prayed about it. I expected my answer a certain way, that way was definitely not in the Lord's plan, but I received my answer. My second challenge was during my mission: one in the beginning of the two years. It came to mind that I had never prayed fervently about Joseph Smith, about the Book of Mormon, and about the Church itself and received a clear answer. I had been using my parents' beliefs all along. I knelt down every day asking for an answer. One day, as I was teaching, it was made unto me me that the message I was preaching was nothing but truth to its purest. Any confusion had left, and more questions came up, and were answered by diligent study of the Scriptures. The Third and most important challenge I've had has been the last one with my wife. Some say that the first year of marriage is the honey moon stage, that you are in a trance and it feels like your honey moon is prolonged for that whole year. Our honey moon was 6 days, and 6 days only! The first year has been one of the toughest years yet, but looking back, I saw the only thing that stuck us together was the basic principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It was the glue that held us together, the base that kept us in place, the anchor that kept us safe. We thanked Him, for testing us, for growing us, for perfecting us, trial by trial. I still thank Him for all He gives me, my wife and I have tried to follow the example of our ancestors, the Lamanites, to thank Him for His help and blessings when something good happens, and acknowledging our weaknesses, and lack of strength when something bad happens. I love the Lord. And he loves us too. I know this.

How I live my faith

I love serving the Lord. I have seen that all I need is the true desire and the Lord will provide me with opportunities to help; it begins with small things, personal things, things at home or with my own family, as I fulfill those small responsibilities, He begins to give me the chance to help out with bigger ones. My favorite activity of all times is visiting members that stopped going to church, Teaching Families in which there's a non-member, and helping those who do not know of our faith come unto Christ! I love to find new friends, I will ask without any shyness about you, and I will show you my appreciation for being...you! I am currently in charge along with my wife, of the Single Adults in our ward. They are great and we greatly love them. They help me be a better man, husband, son, and member. We teach them every Sunday, and I hope not to bore them soon! We create activities to build them in every aspect in life: Spiritual, Social, Educational/Vocational, and Physical.