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Hi I'm Makay

I love my family, enjoying the outdoors, and science. I am currently a missionary in Argentina and I am a Mormon.

About Me

My family is everything to me. My parents divorced when I was nine years old, which has been a challenge as well as an experience of learning and growth. My mom is a great inspiration to me for her example of faith through trials. I have lived in Utah, Wisconsin, Washington and I have been a student studying microbiology for the past three years. Science has fascinated me since childhood. I always enjoyed learning in school and from my time outdoors. Therefore, I enjoyed my time hiking, biking, swimming, and long distance running. I challenged myself in school, graduating with my Associates degree at the time of my high school graduation. Upon entrance to the university I immediately immersed myself in mentored research opportunities with Microbiology and Molecular Biology. I have one semester remaining until graduation, after which I plan to apply to and begin a PhD program. Despite my approaching graduation and life plans, I am currently serving a mission in Argentina. Although it is difficult to put off my plans for two years, I am willing to do so because I am so grateful for the blessings I have received from living the gospel of Christ. The gospel gives me such great joy and I wish to invite others to receive this joy as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but I chose for myself to continue living the gospel of Christ. The time following my parents divorce was difficult, as it is for all children in such a situation. Until then I hadn't really gained my own sure testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. I was nine and had simply attended church because my mom took me. At that time I felt lost, wondering why and how God could allow this to occur? Hence, I prayed. Throughout the years following this event I have known one thing for sure: Heavenly Father loves me and He will always be there for me. That does not mean that everything will be perfect in my life. It does not mean that I will not have struggles. It means that He will be there to help me through it. If no one else can understand, I know He does; I will never be alone. I have read both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Each time I learn something new and as I study, read, and learn from the scriptures I feel of the Lord's spirit. It has been a continual confirmation of the truthfulness of what I was reading. I am grateful for the knowledge that I can be with my family again after this life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing just that: doing my best to live according to the example of Jesus Christ. I try to never miss the opportunity to help someone who needs me. Be it providing a ride to work, helping to understand difficult concepts in school, or being a friend for someone in distress. I love serving in the church as well. For the past few years I have been involved in providing music for our church service. I do this by arriving early to play prelude music on the organ as well as accompany the congregation in singing hymns. I love music and the sweet spirit it can bring. Now, I am serving the Lord as a full time missionary. I love my faith and my testimony so dearly and it is a pleasure to share it with others and help them find the joy of living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.