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Hi I'm Michael

I work at a radio station. That's where I met my wife in 1993. She shared the Gospel with me. Now, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband and a dad with a beautiful wife and two great teenage sons. One is an Eagle Scout and the other will be very soon. My oldest plays football and baseball in high school. My youngest is a self-professed "band geek" playing in a junior high jazz band. I've been in the broadcasting industry since 1969 and currently am the Production Director of a country radio station. My hobbies include golf, gardening, cooking, shooting (I'm an NRA Range Safety Officer and Rifle Instructor) and watching football.

Why I am a Mormon

"Adam fell that men might be and men are, that they might have joy." This scripture can be found in the Book of Mormon. The Second Book of Nephi, Chapter 2, verse 25 pg 59. This was the first scripture I read from the Book of Mormon. When I read those words, I knew I had come across something truly wonderful. I had been raised in another religion, and told that we come into this world spotted and dirty. That was why infants had to be baptized, to erase that "original sin" lest they die in 'their sin'. I never understood that. And it led me to doubt that God truly was loving and just. Reading those words in the Book of Mormon was like having a heavy weight taken off my shoulders. I recognized the truth in them immediately I wanted to learn more. I was introduced to two wonderful Missionaries, Sister Lily and Sister Suamatea. And on the chance that they might some day read this, I would like them to know how they helped to bless my life. Just a year after joining the church, I married my beautiful wife in the Oakland Temple. We have been blessed with two fabulous boys. Both worthy Priesthood holders. One an Eagle Scout. The other soon to be an Eagle Scout. All because of a simple truth I found in the Book of Mormon. It is a marvelous book. If you should read it, "with real intent...you will find the truth of all things." I love the opportunities I get to serve. I love the people I meet in that service. I love the emphasis the church puts on the family. I love the leaders of this church and have witnessed with my own eyes how much they care about us...how hard they work for us. I testify that I am a literal son of God. That Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. The Book of Mormon is another Testament of Jesus Christ. That the Holy Ghost is my companion who helps shape my every day. I testify of a living prophet, Thomas S Monson. A prophet not only to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints but to the world. I know these things are true.

How I live my faith

I have held many callings or jobs in the church since I was baptized in 1993. Currently I am Bishop (Minister) of my Ward (Congregation). Among my responsibilities is the opportunity to work with youth 12-18. Young people today are under such pressure to go astray but I have found no shortage of youth who really want to do right. I have had the opportunity to work with and mentor [especially] our young men at church, in the community and in the outdoors through our association with the Boy Scouts. Watching a young man finally learn a knot, finish that mile swim, climb a rock or spend a night in the wilderness with only the clothes on his back is as rewarding to me as it is to them. Helping them become better citizens in the community through service is a win-win opportunity for all involved. Equally rewarding is watching them mature spiritually as well as physically and mentally. Knowing that I have been even a small part of that growth is worth every hour spent. Service is a key concept in the LDS Church and I have found that as I engage in service, however great or small, I am much happier than if I sit idly by.

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

 What a wonderful truth this is. I believe it with every fiber of my being. Knowing that I can share eternity with my wife brings me great joy. We have had far too little time together here on earth. And knowing that my boys will join us too makes it just that much better. I find this to be one of the greatest proofs of God's love for us...that the joy we have now, we can have forever. Show more Show less