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Hi I'm Maren MacKay

I'm a missionary, I'm a musician, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am serving a mission in the Colorado, Colorado Springs Mission, and I LOVE it. I've lived in Utah, California, and North Carolina. I'm the middle of 5 kids, (two precious older sisters and two adorable younger brothers) with 2 AMAZING parents that have taught me so well. My family members are the most important people to me, followed closely by others that have changed and influenced my life. I love my parents and siblings with my entire heart. Life has been pretty up and down for us, and the only consistent thing has been the Gospel. I was born into the church, but like all of us life-long members have to do at some point, I had to decide for myself if this all was true. I obviously got my answer, and here I am on a mission sharing the truth that has changed and blessed my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because i know that this is more than a religion. It's a plan, it's a way of life, and it's how I am who I want to be. It took me a while to be motivated enough to live the standards that the Gospel provides. I always thought my way was best, and I payed the price for my pride. Thankfully, the Atonement is real. This Gospel offers truth- real, solid, immovable truth. It gives a solid foundation in this world, which is something I've found to be priceless. It brings families together, it gives people self-identity, and it gives us the opportunity to become closer than we ever imagined with our Father in Heaven and His son Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon not because I simply "believe" this is the true church. I am a Mormon because I KNOW this church is true. I've prayed about it, studied it, and lived it. By living it I have witnessed the blessings it can give each of us. We have the priesthood restored here on the Earth, we have a living prophet, and we have the Book of Mormon. What more could anyone want!? This is THE true church. This is happiness. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to live this Gospel with attempted exactness. I live my faith the way Christ lived His life. Or at least I strive to. I want to spread the glad tidings of great joy that the angel spoke of to the shepards when Christ was born. I listen to the Prophet, Thomas S. Monson, and the apostles and other disciples of Jesus. God, through them, has given us the perfect outline of life called The Plan of Happiness. I try to follow that. This is a Gospel of love. People can be LOVED into this Gospel! When we are baptized, we promise our Heavenly Father that we will mourn with those that mourn, and comfort those that stand in need of comfort. We promise to stand as a witness of His son, Jesus Christ, and to take His name upon us. That is what this religion teaches, that is what I have covenanted to do!