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Hi I'm Mike

I specialize in all things awesome, but my wife (who is battling cancer) is the one that shows me how beautiful life really is.

About Me

I'm in my 30's, married to a beautiful woman and have 2 perfect children. When I'm not being awesome at the dad/husband thing, I'm doing all that I can to become a famous author one day. I love to make people laugh (much to the chagrin of my wife). Speaking of the best thing that ever happened to me (besides the whole church thing of course), my wife is battling liver cancer and raising our two children at the same time (ask her which is harder). Everyday is a reminder of just how amazing she is and how much I love and appreciate her. Her fight has become the focus of our family for some time now. Through all our trials and hardships...we're happy. Battling cancer together has taught us how much God loves his children and reminds us to be thankful for every moment, every memory. I have found a peace in my life from this experience that serves as a constant reminder of my Heavenly Father's love. I have been a member of the "Mormon" church since I was baptized into the church at the age of 8.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because of the happiness and peace that I have found in this church. Being Mormon has helped me to come closer to my Heavenly Father and made me a better husband and father. I love the church. I love how my faith in Jesus grows from the teachings of the Mormon church. I know this is God's true church and that one day I can live again with Him and my family forever, provided that I keep His commandments and follow the teachings of Jesus.

How I live my faith

It's not easy living in a world with so many temptations and distractions that try to get me to forget about God and my relationship with him. I find it easier to live my faith by surrounding myself with good and wholesome people. These people each have qualities that remind me of my Savior, Jesus Christ. His life was perfect, whereas ours is not. I know that I can be better and live a more Christ-centered life if I surround myself with good reminders of Him. I live each day knowing that I too need to try and be a good example for someone else who needs help surviving this world. Going to church each Sunday has helped me to be closer to Christ and be around good people.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Mike
Mormons believe that God is an unchanging God, meaning God does not change his opinion, laws or methods for teaching his children. He treats everyone equally and see's everything in His own perfect way. Being perfect means if he establishes a means to lead and guide his children (like He did with Prophets of old like Moses) then He will not change that pattern. God speaks to Prophets today just as he did in the Bible. If God did not, he would not be God. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Mike
Mormons are Christians. To think otherwise is very naive. Mormons center their faith in Christ and try to live by His teachings. The name of the Mormon church is The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints. We worship Christ as our Lord and Savior just like most Christian churches do. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Mike
Mormon temples are beautiful buildings that have been created and dedicated to God. Temples are sacred. They are, as it is written on all of them, a "House of the Lord". Treating these holy buildings as the Lord's house is something that all Mormons take very seriously. We want it to be a quiet and clean place where the Spirit of the Lord can reside. To do this, there are restrictions on who can enter the temple. What are these restrictions? Simply put, each Mormon who enters is asked to live worthily to enter the temple. Worthiness consists of obeying and honoring God's commandments such as obeying the Ten Commandments, being honest with our fellow man, paying an honest tithe and other guidelines that help everyone to be worthy to sit in one of God's sacred temples. So what goes on inside these temples? Mormons who enter do so with the intent of learning more about God and His plan for our happiness. Inside temples, Mormons learn the purposes of life, how to be happy and how to return to our Heavenly Father. We also make sacred covenants, or promises, with God that we believe will help bless and enrich our lives. In addition to our own happiness and learning, Mormons enter the temple with a desire to assist in the great effort of doing vicarious work for our ancestors. Mormons believe that God has provided us a means for his children to do sacred ordinances, such as baptism, for their loved ones who have past on without a knowledge of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Mike
The church's attitude towards homosexuals is that we love them. They are sons and daughters of God who face trials and temptations just like the rest of the human race. I have a few friends who have chosen to act on the temptations and urges that accompany homosexuality and while I do not agree with same-gender attraction, I still love them like brothers.. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints believes that marriage is ordained of God. God ordained marriage for men and women and not for individuals of the same gender. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Mike
The answer is a simple and resounding YES! Mormons believe, know and preach of the Bible's authenticity and truth. It is the Word of God! Mormons study the Bible and try to live by its teachings. There is nothing preached in Mormon churches that is not in harmony with the teachings of the Bible. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Mike
Mormons believe that the gift of life is sacred. Each child, regardless of what stage they are in development, are literal spirit sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. Mormons believe that these spirits including all of us here on the Earth lived with God before coming to Earth. Because of this knowledge that we have, Mormons do not believe in abortion. However Mormons do believe that in specific situations, abortion can be necessary in only a few special cases. These cases are: incest, rape or if the life of the mother is in jeopardy. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Mike
Yes, Jesus did appear in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection. In the New Testament, Jesus told his disciples that he had "And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd." (John 10:16). Here Christ is referring to others outside of Jerusalem that he would visit and teach his gospel to. Mormon know that after Christ's resurrection, he did visit a specific group of inhabitants in North America and did teach them his saving gospel. We know this because these inhabitants kept a sacred record of this historical event. This record was given to Joseph Smith and was translated by his hand into English. I invite all to read the Book of Mormon, specifically 3 Nephi Chapter 11. This section specifically talks about this amazingly true event. Christ is real and he has done more than just what is written in the Holy Bible. Read the Book of Mormon and discover this for yourself. Show more Show less