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Hi I'm Mike

I'm a Mormon. I'm a twin.

About Me

I live and grew up in Illinois. I am a husband and a father of three. I enjoy spending my free time with my family!

Why I am a Mormon

One day my wife and her family invited me to learn more about the church. I decided to go and be mindful of what they new to be true. After listening to their stories and learning more about the church, I took into consideration their challenge to pray and find out for my self if the gospel was true. The holy ghost testified the truth to me and I knew it was true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by teaching the gospel to my children, by trying to be a good husband and an example to those around me. Of course I make mistakes, but I know I can learn from them.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Nope. The Church’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, not to elect politicians. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is neutral in matters of party politics. This applies in all of the many nations in which it is established. The Church does not: Endorse, promote or oppose political parties, candidates or platforms. Allow its church buildings, membership lists or other resources to be used for partisan political purposes. Attempt to direct its members as to which candidate or party they should give their votes to. This policy applies whether or not a candidate for office is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Attempt to direct or dictate to a government leader. The Church does: Encourage its members to play a role as responsible citizens in their communities, including becoming informed about issues and voting in elections. Expect its members to engage in the political process in an informed and civil manner, respecting the fact that members of the Church come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and may have differences of opinion in partisan political matters. Request candidates for office not to imply that their candidacy or platforms are endorsed by the Church. Reserve the right as an institution to address, in a nonpartisan way, issues that it believes have significant community or moral consequences or that directly affect the interests of the Church. In the United States, where nearly half of the world’s Latter-day Saints live, it is customary for the Church at each national election to issue a letter to be read to all congregations encouraging its members to vote, but emphasizing the Church’s neutrality in partisan political matters. Relationships With Government Elected officials who are Latter-day Saints make their own decisions and may not necessarily be in agreement with one another or even with a publicly stated Church position. While the Church may communicate its views to them, as it may to any other elected official, it recognizes that these officials still must make their own choices based on their best judgment and with consideration of the constituencies whom they were elected to represent. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Heavenly Father knew before He sent us to earth that we would sin, and He knew that we would need a Savior to give us a way to overcome our sins. He chose His Son, Jesus Christ, and sent Him to earth to sacrifice His life to pay the price for our sins.If we believe in Jesus Christ, follow His teachings, and repent when we commit sins, His Atonement, or sacrifice, can wash us clean of our sins and make us worthy to return to God’s presence. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Nope. We believe he is a prophet similar to those in the bible. He was a good man and a good example. Show more Show less