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Hi I'm Mike

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work for Target as a Manager for a Project Team. My wife, 3 kids, and I have now lived in Minnesota for just over 4 years. For fun, I enjoy playing games, watching sports, playing sports, and listening to music. My wife and I love to invite friends over and play games. We especially like strategy-type games like Dominion, Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, St. Petersburg, and Puerto Rico. I also play Magic: The Gathering, but do this mostly with my guy friends. I recently became a big fan of Fantasy Football and have long loved to watch basketball, especially March Madness and NBA playoffs. I enjoyed playing basketball occasionally before I seriously injured my ankle about a year ago. Some of my favorite bands include the Frank & Walters, James, Yellowcard, and Dashboard Confessional.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon in Tennessee with my two older sisters and my younger brother. As a teenager, I decided that I wanted to know for myself

How I live my faith

When I was 19, I chose to serve a two-year mission for the Church. I was asked to serve in Belem, Brazil. My mission was a great experience because I got to teach people about God's plan for us and about our Savior Jesus Christ. It was also a great cultural experience. I saw some pretty cool animals in the Rain Forest there (Monkeys, Macaws, a Toucan, and a Sloth) as well as some scary animals in my house (two Tarantulas and a bat). The fruit was the best. Mango fell from the trees there as I walked down the street, so I had fresh mango every day. I got to have Passion Fruit Juice, Cashew fruit, Acerola fruit, Acai juice, and many more. I learned to love this culture and these people whom I had never known before. More recently, I spent the past three years volunteering with the 12/13 yr old Boy Scouts in my church. We had Troop Meetings every Wednesday Night, camped out 1/month, and went on a week long campout 1/yr. I grew to enjoy camping and helping the boys learn and progress in scouting, despite how demanding it was on my time. Recently I have been asked to serve as a counselor in the Bishopric instead of helping the Boy Scouts. This means that my Wednesdays and Saturdays are more free, but my Sundays are significantly busier than they used to be.