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Hi I'm Michael

I'm a photographer, a singer, a brother, a son and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

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.

How I live my faith

I'm currently serving in a Young Single Adult Ward (ages 18-30) as a the Ward Photographer.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Simple answer, no. There are several groups that branched off from the mainstream Mormon church (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) and formed their own Churches. One of which is called the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saint or FLDS for short. The FLDS Church is known for continuing to practice polygamy after it was stopped in 1890. They're the group that's usually seen in the news for practicing polygamy or depicted on TV shows for having multiple wives. In our Church, if someone is found to be practicing polygamy they are excommunicated (removal of an individual’s name from the records of the Church) from the Church. Excommunicated individuals can become members of the Church again but it's after repenting (turning away) of their sins and being baptized again. From my understanding, it's usually a long process that requires humility and repentance. Show more Show less