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Hi I'm Mike Thompson

I grew up in Southern Idaho as a non-Mormon in a Mormon community community and now I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a mechanical engineer about to retire. I enjoy college and high school sports as a fan. I've been married for over 47 years, the best years of my life so far. Two adult married daughters and 4 grandkids. I'm an adult convert to the church, the best choice I could have made.

Why I am a Mormon

 In the early 1970's my daughters, ages 8 & 5 at the time wanted to attend church. I was a non-practicing member of another church at the time. My wife was having dental work done by a dentist who we knew was a member of the church. After several months of prodding by my daughters, we asked the dentist to have the missionaries contact us. The missionaries did contact us and they proceeded to teach us the Gospel of Jesus Christ. These young men invited us to attend church, to study the material they left, and to pray about what to do. I did what they asked. I prayed for the first time in my life and I was answered. It was a special spiritual experience. My wife, oldest daughter and myself were baptized and when she was old enough I was able to baptize my youngest daughter. This decision changed our lives for the better. Not that our life before joining was bad, but life has been so much better than the direction we were heading. Since joining, I've seen others change their lives also.

How I live my faith

 As a young man, my father who was not a member of the church, taught me that if you are going to do something, then do it right. That has been a guiding principle my entire life. I determined to "do it right" meant to do whatever the Savior asked of me. I have served in whatever capacity the Lord asked in His church, and in the community. I've attempted to be a good example for my daughters, my wife, and our grandchildren.