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Hi I'm Andrew McKinley

I love to travel, and take pictures. I'm on a mission in Washington DC, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated high school. I was on the track team, and I did choir. I am planning on going to college after my mission, but I'm not sure what school I want to go to, or what I even want to study. I really like to travel, and take pictures when I am there. It's so fun to be able to remember where I have been by looking at the pictures I have taken. Some of my favorite places have been the Redwoods, Hawaii, and Europe. I am currently serving in the Washington DC North mission to serve the people there.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that what is taught is true. I haven't seen an angel or anything super crazy like that, but what I have seen is His hand in my life, and I have felt so peaceful, and full of joy, and hope, and so many other things. It's amazing to know that when you mess up, you can be forgiven, and that's the greatest feeling in the world. Living this gospel gives me so much happiness, and I don't know where I would be without it. It has blessed my life in countless ways, and helped me grow so much. I am so grateful for it. I am so grateful for the light that it brings into this often dark world. I am a Mormon because it makes me happier than anything else that I can imagine.

How I live my faith

I was in Young Men's before my mission, and it's awesome because my quorum is a brotherhood. We all have each other's backs, and help each other live the gospel. We do service projects to help people in our neighborhood who can't take care of their yards, or if they have big projects that they need help with. Being on a mission, I share the gospel with anyone that I can, because I want them to have the same joy that I have.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Andrew McKinley
I think a big reason that people say that mormonism is a cult, is because they don't fully understand us. I know that I have heard this question before, and I think they see how much we love our prophet, and follow his council, that they think we must be brainwashed. I know for myself that what the Prophet says is what the Lord wants. Following his direction has brought me so many blessings, that for me, it just makes sense to listen to what he has to say. Show more Show less