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Hi I'm Michael

I'm a husband, father, grandfather, runner, foodie, and world traveler. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Married to an amazing woman, father of three, and a grandfather. Have spent my professional life in the corporate world, traveling the world. Running keeps me grounded and I typically have a good book close by too.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon is who I am. I know for myself that Christ is my Savior and that this is the path He wants me on, so here I am.

How I live my faith

I'm striving each day to be obedient, to remember that I am a son of God, to love my family, and live the best life that I can.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Michael
We do not worship Joseph Smith. We revere him, but we do not worship him. We worship Jesus Christ as our Savior and Redeemer, knowing that He is the Son of God. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Michael
No, it is not a requirement of all members of the Church to serve a mission. Young men are encouraged to serve missions at 19 years of age. Missions are a transformative experience. I know mine was. Dedicating two years of my life to others and putting myself and my needs last was an incredible experience, one that has influenced my life forever. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Michael
The Atonement of Jesus Christ was the most incredible gift we've been given. When Christ was in the Garden of Gesthemane on the eve of his crucifixion, He prayed to His Father, our Father in Heaven, on our behalf. Knowing that we are human and that we would sin in this life, He took upon Himself the weight and pains of our sins and transgressions. He suffered in ways that are incomprehensible to us as He literally atoned for our sins. As we repent and return not to our sins, we make the Atonement active in our lives. The Savior rescued us from spiritual death through the Atonement. When He died on the cross and was resurrected three days later, the bands of physical death were broken and the Atonement was complete. He has given us hope that we can break the bonds of death, both spiritual and physical. He is indeed our Savior and Redeemer. Show more Show less