Hi I'm Michael
I have a passion for photography. There is just something that's incredible when you capture a moment in time that conveys a story. Sometimes it's the story of what's actually occurring but, at least in my case, it's often times something made-up. Photography is my way of relaxing, of being able to put all of my focus into my work and forgetting about the outside world for just a little while. More recently, I've taken up baking as a hobby as well. It's nice to be able to combine the two and document the things that I create and share with others.
Why I am a Mormon
I'm a Mormon because the more I learn and follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ the happier I feel. It's the only Church that I've gone to that I've felt the Spirit of the Lord strongly. I've gone to services at other Churches and have had good and bad experiences at them. When I go to a Sunday service at the Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints I always come away feeling closer to God and with renewed strength. Strength both physically and spiritually. Strength to continue forward in life and to improve myself and to help others improve themselves.
Please explain the part prayer plays in your life?
Prayer primarily lets me express to my Father in Heaven things that I'm thankful for. It's also a time to let Him know what I would like help with and concerns that I have. It's a time for pondering and listening to the Spirit. It's a time to evaluate what I've been doing and if it's pleasing to Him. And if it's not, to repent and get back on the path that he would have me go. Some of the most spiritual experiences that I've had have been after a heart-felt prayer has been spoken to Heavenly Father followed by personal study of the scriptures.
How I live my faith
I'm currently serving in a Young Single Adult Ward (ages 18-30) as a the Ward Photographer.