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Hi I'm Michael

I'm a Mormon. I'm a Husband. I'm a Father.

About Me

I'm a father of 4 amazing children. I enjoy spending any surplus time that lands in my lap with my loving wife and children. I enjoy backpacking in the great Montana and Wyoming mountain ranges and spending other time outdoors. I'm a Graphic Designer by profession, and enjoy the creative opportunities that come with that.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up active in the Catholic church. When I was 21 years old, and still active in the Catholic church, I started having a feeling of something missing in my life and a lack of understanding of what the rituals meant and what life meant in general. Sermons and discussions with fellow Catholics yielded no satisfying answers. My girlfriend, and now wife, was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I began to ask her questions about her beliefs, with no idea or intention that I would eventually become a member myself. One day, a couple of Missionaries happened upon me on campus and I agreed to take the lessons from them, if not to just learn more about my girlfriend's beliefs. I knew from the start of my lessons with the missionaries, that what they were teaching was the absolute truth. I gained a great peace in my understanding of life and what my Heavenly Father's plan was for me. It was, by no means, as easy as saying "I'll be baptised" - after all, I come from a family of devout Catholics. After many tear-filled conversations with my family, and much time on my knees, I knew this was what I needed to do. I've been so blessed by the church and its teachings, I know I have become a better person by living by the teachings and principles that are taught. The most wonderful part of the LDS church, is the principle of Eternal Families. This has given me such a glorious outlook on life and the life hereafter. I'm glad each day to be blessed with a family that I have the privilege to be with in the eternities.

How I live my faith

I've served as a Councilor in a Bishopric, Elders Quorum President, Primary Teacher, Nursery Leader and various other callings through my years as a member of the church. With each calling has come many blessings and opportunities to build and strengthen my testimony. By serving the members of my wards, I've come to truly love the people I have the privilege of worshiping with and serving with. It is truly a family within the church. I've also been blessed as a hometeacher, to meet wonderful families, and grow to love them. Hometeaching is often overlooked as just another thing the church asks us to do, but I've learned that if you use the perspective of hometeaching being a calling of God, it becomes much easier and a much larger blessing.