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Hi I'm Macy

I was born in Texas but grew up on the East Coast. I'm an engineer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a typical American family. I grew up with my mom, my dad, an older brother, and two dogs. I've lived in Texas, New Hampshire, and Virginia. I moved back to Texas for college and studied Anthropology and Engineering. I work as a Production Engineer in the Oil Industry. I love to read, and do anything on the water. I'm not terribly good at anything but I love trying everything: I paint, I cook, I dance, I play on multiple intramural teams, and I enjoy practicing yoga. I organize volunteer events for my employer when I'm not working - this may be my favorite part of my job.

Why I am a Mormon

My family joined the Church when I was very young, but I still had to find my own way into The Church of Jesus Christ. I had not gone to church in nearly ten years. My parents knew that I didn't even want to talk about church so when my mom asked me if I wanted to go with her to a church retreat (BYU Education Week), I surprised both of us when I said I'd go. I had been searching for a way to build a stronger relationship with my mother and the trip would be around her birthday. I was not in a very good mood when my flight landed in Salt Lake and just about everything that could've gone wrong (without hurting anyone) did. I suffered through days of classes that were not at all what I was expecting and I felt like I'd been tricked into going. But then I went to one class about the Atonement. I couldn't say why I walked into that class; the topic held no interest and it was uncomfortably packed but I stayed. I felt like the whole lesson was directed to me. I left that class knowing I could change, knowing it would be worth it, and knowing that God knew who I was and loved me more than I'd ever understood. The rest of the week was filled with experiences that verified the very personal nature of Heavenly Father's love for each of us. I came home and committed to going to church each week and filling my life with the Gospel. I know that the Atonement is available to anyone who wants to change. I know that God has a plan for me. I know that the Book of Mormon is another testament of our Savior. I know that nothing else can give the peace and assurance that obedience brings. I recognize Christ's love for me every day and I know I never have to feel alone. Christ lives.

How I live my faith

Growing up, I never thought my faith would play a huge role in who I am. I stopped going to church for a number of years. During that period of my life, I noticed that the things that brought me the greatest joy and peace were aligned with the teachings I had been raised with. Whenever I felt alone or confused or depressed, I would find opportunities to serve. I could feel Christ's love for me even though I didn't recognize it at the time. When I started coming back to church, I noticed a difference in my life immediately. I realized that those small moments of joy from service could become the standard condition in my life. I also now have all the other resources of the Gospel to help me progress towards a more Christ-like life. I WANT to share my testimony now where I never did before. I want others to be able to experience the love of our Savior.