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Hi I'm Mike

I'm a Mormon. I would love to visit with you about my beliefs and faith in the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

About Me

I am the happy husband of my High School sweetheart. We have been married for over 24 years and have raised 3 beautiful daughters, two of which are married and have provided us with 4 grandchildren so far. Our youngest is about to leave home and attend college. Happiness and Joy are constant companions when you have a great family like us, my wife and I feel truly abundantly blessed.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church and have a lifelong belief in gospel of Jesus Christ. From the time I was a little child and heard the stories of the gospel from my mothers lips, I was a believer. As I got older, may faith increased and matured. When I was 19 I had several profound spiritual experiences that led me to serving as a full-time missionary. My faith and beliefs are what keep me grounded and on a firm foundation. Those spiritual experiences have provided me strength and peace during the many "storms" of life. I love the feeling of peace and comfort that we receive when we are worthy of, and perceptive to, the stirrings of the Holy Spirit. Many times in my life I have had to rely upon this faith when making decisions or enduring the struggles and strife that can so often overwhelm us in our human condition. This faith, this hope, this sacred knowledge is available to all mankind. But for the Grace of God, all can partake. I bear solemn witness that these spiritual and sacred messages contained in the restored Gospel can be shared and freely given. So go ahead, "ask and see if you shall not receive", "knock" and see what "opens" for you. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen

How I live my faith

Well, I am far far far from a perfect person. In fact in my carnal state as a man, I surely need the redemption of Christ in my life. So, how I live my faith is like this. I try, I fail. I try again, but I try in spite of failing. Sometimes I even succeed at being righteous in a few things. But, as a man, I am doomed unless, unless I accept the healing power of the Atonement of Christ. With this being said, I live my faith by attending church services, by keeping my thoughts and passions within the bounds of righteousness. By having my heart and thoughts drawn out in prayer as often as I can, everyday. By serving others, by praying. Even by being forgiving. If I weren't able to partake of the Sacraments on the Sabbath day, I would be totally lost. So, what I am trying to say is, that "living my faith" is a process. It is not a destination or an achievement. It is an attitude of faith and hope. Some days I know I have been an instrument in the Lord's hands, other days.....well, I sure am glad that the repentance process works. The very bottom line here is, I know my Father in Heaven loves me and you, I also know that Jesus Christ, His Son, is my mediator to the Father and in ways I cannot comprehend or express, I know that my Redeemer lives and that faith and hope allows me to continue upon this path. I hope your path heads in that same direction and I pray that you find it and I hope you pray that I find it too! Just remember that the path is always there it is us who depart from those ways...

What is the difference between attending a Mormon Church and a Mormon Temple?

Temples and Church houses are both sacred places but, they serve different specific purposes. The Church houses are for the day to day, and week to week church services. There are weekly worship services held here, and Sunday School classes to study and learn. There are many different meetings held at these places at various times each week. Some are for the youth programs that help instruct the youth and prepare them for the challenges of life that lay ahead. There are even social activities held to help the members feel like part of an extended family. The church houses also are used by one of the largest and oldest woman's organizations in the world. This group is called the "Relief Society", here women study together and work to provide service and teach each other skills and principles. Temples on the other hand are very special buildings where sacred and holy covenants are made, where marriages performed. We make special covenants or promises to the Lord wherein we dedicate ourselves to the church and are instructed in the Gospel. Special important work is done here vicariously for those who have died, who may not have had the opportunity to participate in the restored gospel. We perform these sacred ordinances in their behalf hoping that they will accept this work and enjoy the blessings of having these ordinances performed for them even though they are dead. It should be noted that these things are of a very sacred nature and thus require reverence and understanding. Should you want more information please contact any member of the church or speak with a missionary. Show more Show less