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Hi I'm McKay

I grew up in Michigan, Brazil, and Arizona. I'm serving a mission in New York, New York, speaking Spanish. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I graduated high school a couple years ago, and studied English for a year at university before putting my studies on hold to serve a mission in New York. I love reading and writing poetry, eating, playing sports, and have always loved to sing and hear music.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of this church, and yet I have had to reevaluate and discover for myself why I want to be a part of it. As I've grown over the past few years, life's trials have come to me in full force, pushing me where I'm weakest to make me feel lonely, weak, and unfulfilled. and I've turned to a variety of different things in search of peace and assurance. Music, Netflix, books, the internet, friends, girlfriends, food, all with varying degrees of success, but all have left me unsatisfied and often more empty and desperate than before. I have found happiness in many of those things, but never a lasting and truly penetrating joy, that carries me through the days where such joys are hard to find. Through lots and lots of trial and error, I have learned for myself that the only real and lasting happiness can be found in Jesus Christ. In Him there is safety, in Him there is peace. I truly have learned, through the Book of Mormon, through living prophets, and through personal, earnest, prayer, that He loves me perfectly, and that through His love I can become more than I can ever become in my own. He is the light and life of the world, and I know, because I've seen and felt in the depths of my heart, that this is His church, and through it I can follow Him and come closer to Him than I ever will anywhere else. That's why I'm a member of this church. Because I love Jesus Christ, and I have felt His love for me, and I know that this church truly is His.

How I live my faith

As a full time missionary for the church, I give all of my time, every day, for these two years, to the Lord, in seeking to share the gospel with the people here in New York. I know that the greatest happiness can be found in Jesus Christ, and I am giving all of my time and effort to share that message with others.