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Hi I'm Megan MacKay

I grew up in Thailand, Utah, China, and Montana. I am a student at UVU and am eagerly awaiting my mission to Korea. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in June of 1996. Then when I was six months old I moved to Chaing Mai, Thailand. I spent six wonderful years there, then at the age of six, I moved to Draper, Utah. I spent a fun five and a half years there playing sports, going to church, making life long friends and then at the age of twelve, I moved to Beijing, China. My family and I spent three exciting years there and had the opportunity to travel and see many incredible things. Next, at the age of fifteen, I had to move to Montana. This was the hardest move I had because I did not want to leave Beijing or Utah. It was very hard adjusting but I was able to make it through and gain some close friends after a year and a half. Then my parents gave me the opportunity to move back to Utah with my grandma so I could be with my friends there and play rugby. My rugby team in Utah was my saving grace because they became my closest friends. We were able to win the state championship that year as well. Following six months in Utah, my family finally moved back and we got a house in Draper, Utah. I started my senior year at a new high school and it was the best year of high school I had ever had. I was able to get a close group of friends and play for my team again. I then graduated in June of 2014 and I went to UVU the following fall. I now live in Provo with two of my best friends and continue to play rugby on my women's team. I am currently awaiting June 24 to report as a missionary for the Korea Daejeon Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for so many reasons. I was born and raised a Mormon which gave me the teachings of the church since I was a baby. So I was able to learn about the spirit and be baptized at a very young age. However, I truly decided that I am a Mormon through many different spiritual experiences. When I was baptized and confirmed a member, I remember the clean, pure, happy feeling that I felt, knowing that I was doing what Heavenly Father wanted me to do. Also, when I moved to China as a young teen, I had a really hard time adjusting to being the new kid, and I had to pray a lot and ask for comfort and confidence and He gave those things to me in my times of need. I also really grew my testimony when I would go to youth activities in the summer like Girls Camp, Oakcrest, Youth Conference, and EFY. At these places I was able to learn so much more about the church, the doctrine, and I could feel the Spirit reassuring to me that what I was hearing was true and real. My testimony also really developed when I could not rely on my families obedience of the commandments when I moved away to school. I had to learn to rely on my own testimony by going to church and doing what I need to. I really hit a high point in my testimony when I decided to go on a mission and when I got my call to go to Korea, because I became so excited to bring this true gospel of happiness to people. So I am a Mormon because I can honestly, and full heartedly say that I can not deny the things that the Spirit has communicated to me about the truthfulness of the gospel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing my very best to actively live by the commandments of the prophets. I have recently been called on a mission and that has been a huge spiritual boost for me because it has inspired me to be better at the little things. This includes, reading my scriptures daily, praying every morning, night and whenever I need help or comfort, attending the temple, going to church, and trying to be as Christ-like as I can. Specifically while preparing for my mission I have been trying to keep a prayer in my heart throughout the day so that I can always have the Spirit with me. I live my faith by choosing the right and repenting when I do make a mistake. I live my faith by trying to utilize all of the resources I have like the scriptures, words of the prophet, church music, and so many other tools. But mostly I live my faith by trying to grow my testimony at least a little, every day.