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Hi I'm Michael

I'm a father, engineer, and woodworker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Born in Minnesota, I left to pursue college degrees in Mechanical Engineering in Utah and then Massachusetts. Upon graduation, I moved back to the Twin Cities (MN) to start working for a medical device company. In fill my spare time with a variety of activities including volleyball, tennis, camping, and building things.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was raised by LDS (Mormon) parents, I did not get my own testimony until I was 19. At that time I realized that if this was something I was going to believe in and follow for the rest of my life I needed to know for myself that it was true. I begin studying the Book of Mormon more carefully and prayed to God to know if it was true. It was through these prayers that I received a strong witness that the Book of Mormon was true and that Joseph Smith did indeed see a vision in which he was called to be a prophet. It was a sacred and special experience for me and I have spent my life since then trying to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ and follow His example. It is not easy but I feel the strength of the Lord as I strive to do what He would have me do.

How I live my faith

Living my faith occurs on several levels: At home I try my best to be a good husband and father. For me this means showing respect and love for my wife and helping her out with all of her responsibilities. It also means being engaged with my kids lives and striving to teach them to follow Jesus Christ and believe in the power of His atonement. In my community I try to be a good neighbor to all those I come in contact with. This means sharing of my talents and trying to make our communities safer and better places to live At church I currently serve the youth of the church by planning large activities that help them build their spritual foundations and establish connetions with other youth

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

It is true that Mormons do look out for each other. This is partly due to the commitment we make as members to help other members live and honor their commitments. However, I am also a firm believer in extending efforts to help all people regardless of religious affiliation or cultural background. I strongly believe that this is what the Savior would do if he was on the earth today. I try to do this in my own life by volunteering at our school, actively working as a mentor for young engineers, and helping out my neighbors with their yardwork. Show more Show less