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Hi I'm McKinley

In 2011 I was Connecticut State Journalist of the Year. I like to act. I go to Brigham Young University. I am a Mormon.

About Me

What I desire most out of life is to travel. I want to see the world and meet new people. I hope to study film and acting while attending Brigham Young University so I can travel around the world making documentary films. Another desire of mine is to write original screenplays. I believe that film is a powerful medium that can touch the lives of many when used to better humanity. In my spare time, I like to run long distance. I ran track throughout my entire high school career and continue to stay in shape. I have run many 5k's, but one day I would like to run a marathon. I am also attempting to teach myself how to play acoustic guitar, since I love to sing and hope that one day I can write my own music.

Why I am a Mormon

What I love about this church is that it is a church of progression. As a church, we do not protest to know everything. We believe in modern day prophets that are given inspired revelation from Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ, regularly. Our church is full of imperfect people seeking diligently to come closer to perfection. All the church asks of its members is to become more like Christ, to continually seek self-improvement. Living the gospel is a choice. And it is a choice that I have made. I have made many mistakes, and will continue to make mistakes. But the Lord knows my heart is in the right place, and that is all that matters.

How I live my faith

I have been called to serve a mission in Yerevan, Armenia for a span of 18 months. While it is a sacrifice to take 18 months off my education, I have always wanted to serve a mission since I was a little girl. I know the Lord will bless me for my service. But I have a testimony that serving a mission itself is a means of education. If I study the language diligently, I will come back fluent in Armenian. Serving a mission will allow me to see sites, cities, and people, that many people never get to see in their average lives. Touching lives through the gospel of this church and the power of charitable service is something that means a lot to me. The gospel that this church teaches is the source of happiness of my life. It would be selfish of me not to share that happiness with others.