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Hi I'm Michael

I'm an Idaho boy, married my sweetheart, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy the outdoors: hiking, fishing, camping, and mountaing biking. I love playing and watching sports. All of these would not be as fun if I didn't have my sweetheart by my side to experience them with. We've run a half marathon together, climbed and mountain biked to the top of mountains, reeled in fish, and much more. I have a degree in psychology and hope to get into a psychology related masters program soon. My goal is to become a psychologist, work in the mental health field, and improve people's lives. I can't wait to some day be a dad.

Why I am a Mormon

The church is a road map for me. I look at the map and I have a final destination - my Father in Heaven with my family. There are specific directions on this map to reach my goal. My map gives me purpose. There are many questions in life. I have found the needed and correct answers in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know where I came from, why I am here, and what lies ahead. I am forever grateful to know that there is a God. I have witnessed very specific events in my life where He has manifested Himself to me. My relationship with Jesus Christ is strengthened every day as I learn more of the sacrifices that were made in my behalf. The Holy Spirit brings peace to my soul regarding this essential knowledge. I know that anyone looking for a map and a destination can find exactly what they need and are looking for in this church. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to do my best each day. Life can be filled with so many challenges and tasks that it is easy to lose track of the things that are most important. There is nothing like the warm feeling inside of serving others. My wife and I love having new people at church or people we don't know very well over to our home to eat on Sundays. It is a great way to make new friends. We also enjoy making and delivering cookies. There is so much good that can be done for others and I know there is a lot more I could do to take care of those around me.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Coming to know God is a lifetime pursuit. Yet, He manifests Himself everyday. One needs only to look, slow down, and be open. He is real. He loves us. He wants to have a personal relationship with each of us. Our Father in Heaven has given us the Holy Spirit as a way to find and understand truth. When searching for God, pay attention to how you feel inside, in your heart, and if the thoughts in your mind become clear. I know that our loving Father will make Himself known to anyone truly wanting to know who He is. They need only be diligent in searching and be open to what they will find. Show more Show less