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Hi I'm Mike

I grew up on the east coast. I've been transplanted to Utah. I'm a Mormon. I'm happy.

About Me

I'm a sophomore in college, I'm studying business. I love the stock market. I can play pretty much any sport. I like the piano, am a terrible singer, and can get to feeling uncomfortable if no one's laughing. I grew up all over the east coast. My parents are divorced, my father is deceased. I live with my mom, my step-dad, and my 2 little brothers through them. We were all born Catholic, I was baptized into the LDS Church when I was 10. I've recently returned from a 2-year mission to South Texas. My goal in life is to have a happy family supported by a successful career in asset management.

Why I am a Mormon

I was first introduced to the Church at age 7 through my step-dad when he was dating my mom. My father was still alive at the time. He and I would go to the Catholic Church, but when I was with my mom I would go to the LDS Church with her and my step-dad. I received my first communion with the Catholic Church at age 9, just shortly after my mom remarried and was baptized in the LDS Church. My father died in front of me and his girlfriend a few months later of a massive heart attack. I know I was just nine, but kids have brains too! I started to doubt the love of God. I remember laying awake at night for hours wondering how God could let such a thing happen. I wasn't open to the missionaries for a while, and every Sunday I would only go to the LDS Church if my mom also took me to the Catholic Church, which she did, graciously. I was determined to keep up my father's tradition. After months, I finally started to participate in instead of just go to the LDS services. As I read the Book of Mormon, little things started to stick out, like why infants don't need baptism. I started to feel it was all true. Unable to sleep one night, I finally called my mom in and told her I wanted to be baptized. God was finally more important to me than my father's tradition. But the beauty of it all: The moment I came out of the water I felt two things. One, Heavenly Father's overwhelming love. Two, my father, on the other side of the veil, was proud of me. I later learned that he had grown up in the LDS Church. Ever since the day of my baptism, I've wanted to share what I've found.

How I live my faith

I just got back from serving a full-time, 2 year mission in South Texas. What a blessing! I look forward to being able to serve in other capacities as I may be called to do so in the future.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Mike
Well...because they don't understand the Church! No secrets, everyone is welcome. We're just trying to follow Christ : Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Mike
A missionary's purpose is to invite people come closer to Jesus Christ. The Savior said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments" John 14:15. The missionaries will talk to you about how God has revealed in clarity through living prophets and apostles what those commandments are. They will talk to you about how we draw closer to Christ as we repent and are baptized by someone holding divine authority. Trust me, the visits aren't awkward or weird like you might think! Show more Show less