Hi I'm Michael
"I am called [a] Mormon ... I am a disciple of Jesus Christ, the Son of God."
I am the oldest of four, and an uncle to the most adorable nephew and nieces in the world. I grew up in a small city in central California--small by California standards, anyway--and attended a university in but not OF Utah where I earned two degrees in physics, and now live in southern Nevada where I am an adjunct professor at a community college. I enjoy reading spy thriller novels, baking, spending time with friends, taking leisurely walks in the cool of evening, and keeping up with news and world events.
Why I am a Mormon
I was raised in the Church and have come to believe, even know, that the gospel has truly been restored. The Book of Mormon is true, the holy priesthood has been conferred by angels in these latter days, and the ordinances of the House of the Lord are valid in this life and for all eternities to come. The doctrines are simple, but expansive our view of the Plan of Salvation is at once panoramic and intricately detailed. As Philip said to Nathanael of old, "come and see" what good has come out of Nazareth, and out of Palmyra "come and see" why I, and nearly 14 million others of all walks of life, are Mormon.
How I live my faith
I am active in my ward, having served most recently as a clerk--basically helped the bishop in the processing of donations, taking notes in meetings, keeping records, etc. Though currently without a "calling" a specific church task, I support the ward by participating in activities and classes. I also try to do my "home teaching," bringing a personal ministry to the homes of those to whom I have been assigned. Furthermore, I assist in our stake's weekly "Smart Night" wherein high school and middle school students come for tutorial help.