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Hi I'm Mike Seawright

I grew up in Wyoming, in the United States. I work in the technology industry with a focus on security. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I've spent the past 25 years working in the technology industry. My primary role has been to help people understand how technology can be of value to them. Sort of the guy who takes the technical details and makes it so non-technical people can understand where the value is. One of my passions is working with young men in the Boy Scouts of America. Scouting can help shape a young man to be a real value to the community. I've seen boys turn into men as they learn the skills that are taught and taking advantage of the leadership opportunities. I've been to some very scenic areas while hiking with scouts and camped in places where there are no vehicles. I grew up loving sports and had some sort of ball in my hand for every season including football, basketball, golf, tennis, etc. When you grow up in a small town there is not a lot of entertainment options so we entertained ourselves with sports. Although I don't play much anymore due to age, I still love to watch sports. I have season tickets to BYU football games (30 years in a row now) and still love to get out on the golf course.

Why I am a Mormon

I am very grateful to be a Mormon. I love how Christ is the center of the religion and I've had many occasions to feel the Holy Ghost testify to me that Christ leads his Church on earth today through a Prophet. Today that prophet is Thomas S. Monson, who I love and sustain. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has taught me to be kind to others and serve others. This is so different than what is shown in the world today. It seems that the most important worldly standard is getting ahead in life, regardless of how you do it. As Mormons, we believe in being honest. I wish I could feel good about how honest people are in politics, the work place, or students in school. I'm shocked when I see dishonesty being portrayed so abundantly in the media. I am grateful for how we as Mormons emphasize the family. With family being the center of teaching, we can help our children grow and learn to love and respect themselves and others. I am so grateful that families can be forever. We believe that families are eternal, and that they continue on after death. This helps me to know that I'll be with my parents and two deceased brothers beyond this life. We are fortunate that we have temples on the earth that allow us to give our deceased ancestors an opportunity for all the same blessings we receive on earth through vicarious ordinances. This is all part of God's plan.

How I live my faith

I've been involved in scouting now for the past 8+ years. This gives me the opportunity to serve the young men in our area. Much of my time now is spent training adult leaders. I not only serve my local congregation but now I am a key member of our scouting District. It is great to see the growth in the young men as they participate in the activities. One young man we worked with was very timid.