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Hi I'm Michael

My name is Michael L. Parker. I am British. I am a little bit nerdy and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello my name is Michael. I currently live with my Mum, Dad and Sister in Essex, England. I am 19 and I am serving as a missionary in the New York New York South Mission. I enjoy healthy conversation and having fun!

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon is a lifestyle choice that I am very happy to live. After seriously investigating the church, the overriding factor for me to join, was the spirit that bore witness to me. It was then that I could not deny the true gospel. This same spirit testified to me that not only that Jesus Christ lived and loves us, but also that the Book of Mormon is true and that we have Prophets here today, sent to guide us back to a loving Heavenly Father. I am very grateful for my faith, without it I cannot obtain true happiness. It is for these reasons that i am happy to say: I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I like to live through example. If i am a bad example, others would feel more comfortable being bad around me. If i am good, then the effect rubs off onto other individuals. I know that if i live through example, i will prosper in every aspect of my life. In work, in friendship and in family.

What is the priesthood?

Michael
The priesthood is Gods power on the earth. It is the same power that prophets of the old testament, such as Peter, James and John held and used to perform ordinances. Joseph Smith helped restore the same priesthood in these latter-days. Without the priesthood, blessings, baptisms, sealings and many other important duties cannot be performed. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Michael
The Mormon lifestyle is one is which we respect our bodies as our Heavenly Father would have us and to be as Christ-like as possible. Physically, we abstain from harmful substances to enter our body, this is because we believe our body to be a gift from God. Mentally, we abstain from drugs, pornography and any other extreme images. Spiritually, we attend church, live the teachings of Christ and his prophets and care for one another. Through this lifestyle we keep our bodies protected so that we may return to live with our Father again. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Michael
A man knocks at your door, he is there to fix your plumbing. He isnt qualified for the work. It may look as if he is doing right, he might even perform his work in the right manner. But without qualification, this man should not be fixing your plumbing. It is the same for baptism. We believe that baptisms must be performed by those authorised. This authority must come from God. I know through prayer that this authority was restored to the earth. Show more Show less