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Hi I'm McKay

I'm a math major. I'm a musician. I'm a gamer. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and have lived my entire life in Utah. Both of my parents were LDS and so I was taught in that background during my early years. I officially became a member of the church when I was 8 years old, and although I admittedly didn't think much of that choice when I made it, the rest of my life has confirmed to me that I made the right choice. When I was 5 years old, I decided I wanted to sing as pretty as all the girls could so I went home and practiced until I could make a decent-sounding note. I've continued to teach myself to sing ever since. A few years later, my mom signed me up for piano lessons; a decision I hated so much that I picked up french horn at age 12 just so I could quit piano. I've played french horn ever since and have had the opportunity to play with many amazing groups. I played video games with my friends since I was a kid, but when my friend introduced my to Starcraft, I started playing competitively. I also competitively play chess, Magic: the Gathering, and Hearthstone. I recently was accepted to college where I decided to become a math major. I have always found math fascinating and love how there is always so much to learn.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of the church because of my parent's teachings and example in my youth. I remain a member of the church because it is true. Mathematics is nothing more than a search for truth, acknowledging that truth might not even exist. It's only natural that I would be drawn to a church that not only proclaims to have truth, but provides a way to confirm that truth for ones self. I am a Mormon because I love God and I know that He loves me and I know that this is where he wants me to be and what He wants me to be doing.

How I live my faith

A person I respect very much said three words I'll always treasure: "People are wonderful." I heard this at a time when I felt some people were a little less than wonderful, but I was immediately snapped into perspective. This Gospel is a gospel of love. We are God's children. He loves us. Because he loves us, he made a plan for us. A plan of salvation. A plan of happiness. A plan that was designed so that the most of us possible could return to Him and become even as He is. A plan that allows us to spend eternity with those we love most. This knowledge guides how I try to live my faith. With love. I strive to see in every person that I meet, that same love which I know my Heavenly father has for them.