Hi I'm Michael
I love games of all types. I am a husband and father of 3 wonderful children. I provide financial advice to support my family, and I am in the process of building a board game publishing company.
Why I am a Mormon
I chose to be baptized on the day before Easter in 2002. This was only a few months before my 21st birthday. It took me a long time to decide to be baptized, despite receiving a confirmation from The Holy Ghost to the truthfulness of the Gospel. Before making the choice, I believed: 1) Parts of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints were absolute truth. 2) The church provided a great structure for raising children to be good and loving people. 3) The church provided a platform on which individuals would be able to accomplish great works in helping others. 4) I wanted The Holy Ghost to be my constant companion. So I took a chance, was baptized, and I have not looked back. That choice has made all the difference in my life.
How I live my faith
I go to church every Sunday and work hard to keep the Sabbath day holy. That means I spend at least 3 hours at church, more if I have any additional meetings. My family also prepares in advance for Sunday to make sure that there is little we need to do on Sunday other than attend church, spend time together, and worship. For a long time, I taught the youth in Sunday school. I taught 10-12 year old children for about 3 years before I began teaching the 3 year old sunbeams with my wife. I really enjoy teaching the kids, and I was always amazed at how strong their faith is. Now I am the Ward Employment Specialist, which means I help people find employment, improve their resumes, and expand their networks for finding jobs. It is a challenging calling in times like this, but it is also very rewarding to help people find employment. Genesis 3:19 - "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground". We know that from the time when Adam and Eve were cast out of the Garden of Eden that work has been divinely appointed. I have seen this on the face of somebody so excited to have meaningful employment, where previously there was none.