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Hi I'm Mike.

I'm a husband, step-father, an avid cyclist, a cancer survivor, a native Californian and I am a Mormon.

About Me

Being a native to Southern California, I have always been quite active in sports. I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters. I am married to the most wonderful girl. It took a little extra time to meet her but it's been well worth it. I am blessed to have a wonderful step-daughter. I work in the financial services industry as a Registered Investment Adviser and Financial Coach. I have gone through severe health issues earlier in life. Through faith and prayers I have been blessed to live and enjoy my time here.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church. My father's family came from pioneer heritage. Part of my mother's family immigrated to the United States and were converted to the gospel. Regardless of the testimonies of my family, there came a time in my life where I needed to know that what they were teaching me was true. I always had "good" experiences in the Church. But I didn't know for myself whether it was true for me. When I was 18 years old, I was given an opportunity to experience what it would be like to serve as a missionary in my local area. I worked with the full-time missionaries from our Church for 2 weeks. During this time, I had the opportunity to read, pray and ponder about the Book of Mormon and the Prophet Joseph Smith's first vision. While I was reading the verses describing the miraculous visitation of God the Father and Jesus Christ to the 14-year old boy Joseph Smith in 1820, an overwhelming peace and assurance came into my heart and mind. I knew what I was reading was true. While we all struggle in life and have our ups and downs, I can look back on that date and time and recall that this was the moment I knew why I was a Mormon and that I wanted to share that with others.

How I live my faith

My faith spills over into every aspect of my life. It has shaped who I am since I was a young boy. Over time, I have been able to look back and see how the Church has directed my life for the good. I have taken these gospel teachings and have tried to incorporate them in who I am and what I do. I try to give my life in service to others. This is where I find my greatest joy and happiness. The organizations of the church give me many opportunities to serve. Currently, I lead a group of men in our area as we try to provide unselfish service to those around us. These men are very good about performing acts of great kindness and service. My faith helps guide my everyday decisions. It shapes how I treat others, how I see my family and how I manage my marriage. Having a shared love of the gospel of Jesus Christ brings a greater depth to our marriage! I am so grateful to have a wife who tries so hard to be good. She inspires me to be a better person. Our faith together causes all of us in the home to use more respect and compassion. We believe that our marriage is not just for this life, but will continue after we leave this earth. We were married and sealed in the Newport Beach, California Temple. This gives us a purpose. Our faith helps us to know who we are and where we are going.

Are Mormons Christians?

Mike.
I think this may be the most frequently asked question about members of our Church. Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and the Son of God. He is our Redeemer. The Church's name bears record of Jesus Christ: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We believe that there is no other name given under heaven whereby man can be saved. Show more Show less