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Hi I'm Mckay

I'm a video producer, a dad, and a husband.

About Me

My wife and I got married in February of 2009 and are enjoying life with two sons: a 3-year-old and a newborn. My wife and I run a small video production company. I've moved around most of my young life, only spending the last ten years or so where I am now. I went to three different elementary schools before my family moved here and when my wife and I got married, we stayed close. When I was 19 years old, I served a mission for my Church, spending two years at the expense of myself, my family, and wonderful friends teaching the message of our Church to all who would hear. I served in southern Mexico, along the borders of Guatemala. It was the greatest two years of my life until I got married. I learned so much and met so many wonderful people. I hope you'll take some time to read the messages I have shared on my profile. There is no real incentive for me to share this information, only the fact that this Gospel has brought me more happiness and direction than anything else could do.

Why I am a Mormon

My message above states that I am a born and raised member of the LDS Church. I'll be honest in saying that much of my youth was spent only believing that our teachings were true, but not exactly knowing them for myself. As I got older, and progressed from childhood to my teenage years, I wanted to know for myself. I wasn't visited by angels or had some great miracle shown unto me. I didn't receive a sign. I studied and prayed for answers and over time, piece by piece, they came. I can now say that I know for myself and independent of anyone else that the things I know are true. They are real. Every time I study the gospel, think about past or current events in my life, and pray to my heavenly Father, my testimony increases even more. It was as a missionary where I learned in the most profound ways that God loves all of His children. It was as a young adult only a couple of years ago that I understood more deeply the sacrifice and Atonement of Jesus Christ, after losing my brother. I am the youngest of a large family of boys. One of my older brothers died suddenly one summer night as we celebrated his baby boy's birthday. It wasn't until months later we learned that he had a tumor growing over his heart. My poor brother was plagued his whole life with physical and mental illnesses. He was not completely disabled in either way, but his sufferings were so unique and it was hard for all of us to understand him. His mental illness caused a lot of confusion for me, and for the rest of our family. For me, I just could not understand why he was the way that he was. Why did he get the way that he got? There were subtle, quiet moments where I was able to be with him and see him for who he was and understand him a little more. When he died, I was there. But I didn't know he was dead. He had taken out some garbage to the side of the house and never came back. I left just a few minutes later. He and I had plans to go see a movie that weekend. I got to my apartment down by my university, and within just a few minutes, I received a phone call from my dad who tried to tell me what had just happened. He gave me the responsibility of calling my other brothers and letting them know what had just happened. In the coming weeks, I wondered what would become of him. I wondered how he would be beyond this life. I wondered how the Savior Jesus Christ would see him. When I thought about that, a feeling came over me, almost overpowering. But it was good. It was more than good. I don't know how else to explain it. Words just won't do. I can't use words to accurately describe how it feels to know that my suffering and misunderstood brother was loved eternally and unconditionally by the Son of God. And the thing is that I know it's real. I have felt it just like I have felt wind on my face. That's why I want others to know about it. I want other people to feel what I feel. What I have felt.

How I live my faith

My wife and I each have the opportunity to teach the young people in our ward (neighborhood church unit). They are between 14-16 years old. We both love and are grateful to be able to teach them and be around them. They are great kids.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Mckay
The Missionaries will be anxious to share with you the message that contains all of the key elements that separate us from everyone else. We believe that God is our Father in Heaven, that Families are ordained of God, and that only through the Atonement of Jesus Christ can we be saved. We believe that the pure and complete true gospel of Christ has been restored on the earth through Joseph Smith. We respect him as a prophet of God, but do not worship him. With this restoration of the truth, we also share our knowledge that God has once again given the authority to act in His name on the earth, much like the prophets, apostles, and disciples of old had been given. More than anything, missionaries want to bring families to the greatest light and knowledge they can possibly possess on this earth. They will encourage you to kneel and pray to God, to read the Book of Mormon, and to find out for yourselves if what they have shared is true. They definitely won't ask for money. Don't be afraid to challenge the missionaries and ask them questions you have. They don't have all the answers, but they can help you find them out for yourself. Show more Show less