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Hi I'm Mike

I'm a husband, a son of God, a medical school student, and a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Wyoming and served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in western Nevada, spending time in Las Vegas, Reno, Carson City, and Fallon. My wife and I are university students, where I am studying to attend Medical School and my wife is studying communication disorders. We are enjoying the simple things in life as we try and dedicate ourselves to the Lord and our studies.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have learned over a long and slow process of conversion that Jesus Christ lives and that He will not leave us, his people, alone without help in this life. The help He gives us is his Gospel, which shows us how we can be happy in this life and live with Him in the next. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only source that provides the fullness of that Gospel, and so where else would I go to receive it?

How I live my faith

 It's not easy to balance marriage, church responsibilities, school, and personal aspirations, but I live my faith by setting the most important things at first priority in my life and by doing the little things that will build my faith. Attending the temple with my wife and spending time doing other things with her, giving myself to study of the scriptures and the Savior, and learning how to become a healer occupy my thoughts and time.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Mike
Mormons don't drink coffee, tea, or alcohol because those drinks have been revealed by prophets of God to be harmful to our body, and thereby harmful to our spirit. What God has revealed is truth, and we have faith he will tell us all we need to be happy and healthy. The L.D.S. church's law of health and proper diet revolves around the idea that our bodies are gifts from God, and should be treated as holy temples. As we would not defile a temple of God, we should also not defile our bodies with harmful drinks, foods, and drugs. This goes for overeating, maintaining an unbalanced diet, and partaking of any other thing that does our body harm. The key for most things outside of coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs, which are prohibited by commandment of God is moderation Some things, like soda pop, can be addicting, and do our body much harm if we drink it often. But having a soda every once in a while is no sin. Exercise is also important, especially if we live a very inactive lifestyle. The Lord has taught us to be independent and wise in caring for our bodies, and to do it good in every way we can. Show more Show less