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Hi I'm McKay

I'm a Musician, I'm a Producer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into a stereotypically large mormon family in Springfield, Oregon, the land of the trees. My brave mother gave birth to all eight of us, with ages ranging from 11 to 35. I have lived in the same house in the same city in the same state my entire life. In the first grade, my parents signed me up for piano lessons, as they did for all of my older siblings. And, like all of my older siblings, I did not stick with it. These lessons did, however, open up to me the incredible world of music. I continued on to dabble in a few other instruments and was blessed with a tenor voice and a good sense of pitch. I wrote my first song in fifth grade and have been writing ever since. When I was in 7th grade, I began to record my own music on my mom's computer. Recording and producing music stuck with me all throughout high school and has become a cherished hobby and passion. Everything that I have been blessed with I give thanks to my Father in Heaven; my wonderfully righteous and loving family, my musical abilities, and my countless opportunities to serve others.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love my Father in heaven. I cannot think of any place I would rather be on a Sunday morning than at a Sacrament meeting, hearing the babies cry, the elderly snore and the speakers bearing testimony of the truthfulness of their message by way of the Holy Ghost. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the gospel it bears is the single most important thing in my life right now, and will be the single most important thing in my life forever. It is impossible for me to even fathom what my life would be like without it or what I would be doing if I hadn't been raised or introduced to the church. I know that through this wonderful gospel, I can once again live with my father in heaven, I can be sealed to my future wife and family for time and all eternity, and I can kneel at the feet of my Lord and Savior and give thanks to him for everything he has done for me; the endless amount of joy that he has bestowed upon me. This gospel is true, it is consistent, and it is the answer to any problem or hardship that anyone may be going through. Our Father in Heaven loves each and every one of us, and His glory and brilliance is unparalleled. I am a Mormon. I know it, I love it, I live it.

How I live my faith

I was lucky enough to be born into the church, as were both of my parents. My father was able to serve a full-time mission and he and my mother always implemented a strong spiritual presence in our home. I have always been, and will forever be questioned about my beliefs. All through schooling, many questioned why I didn't swear or why I didn't date before I was 16, and many received my reply: "My beliefs say otherwise". I have always had a great deal of faith in my Father in heaven and my Savior Jesus Christ. The gospel, in all of its wonderfulness, has always be rock solid in my mind and has truly been steadfast and immovable. Faith is the cement that holds the foundation of the church together, and I have I have been given much faith. I have always tried to be the best that I can be, or rather tried to try. I know I am not perfect nor is anyone else in the world today, but through my faith in Christ and His overflowing amount of forgiveness, I can be made clean and worthy of his blessings and His gospel. I am currently serving as a missionary for the church in Arizona. I know with a surety that serving the Lord is the single most important thing that I can do in my life right now, and I have felt more joy and happiness from my decision to serve than I ever dreamed could be possible. I had no idea I would or could learn the things that I have. My mission has completely changed my life and I will be forever grateful for the people who have helped me through the thick and thin. I exhort (strongly encourage) all worthy young men and women to devote themselves in the work of Salvation. It will not be something you will regret.