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Hi I'm Mike

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young father who has been married for just over four years. My wife and I have three wonderful children- two daughters and a son. My wife and I took a big step this year in building our own business, placing our faith in the Lord that the knowledge we have gained through life and that He lives will sustain us. We felt my previous employment was too demanding on our little family and knew that our children were more important than a cushioned income. Our lives, since our change could not be happier and more filled with joy. I can see a miracle in my children's eyes since being able to work from home. They are happier, closer to each other, and closer to the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

At a young age the standards and principles set forth by simply being a Mormon were uplifting to me. I found strength in this knowledge. I didnt realize however at that time that there is more to life than just living a good life. My true conversion began when I entered the temple for the first time. As I entered the temple I came to know the purpose of life on a much grander scale. Knowing I could enter into covenants with the Lord, that impacted my life eternally, was the solidifying step I needed to truly become converted. It was then that I set my foot on the path leading back to our Heavenly Father forever and have never looked back.

How I live my faith

I would say that the greatest way I live my faith is by uplifting and serving those around me. I find great joy and personal fulfillment knowing I have helped another find happiness in his or her life even if only momentarily. The gospel in its fullness is fulfilled through service because service distills faith and hope in God- Matt 5:14-16. It is living the example of the Savior.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Life is full of challenges and difficulties. We never know what will cross our path during our life whether it is sickness, unemployment, death, and more. Being self reliant helps us to weather these storms. Self reliance suggests in some of the temporal aspects of life being able to manage finances- know how to pay bills, stay out of debt, and save money. Also, self-reliance teaches us how to store or grow your own food, obtain a formal education, and so forth. With these in hand we can find great comfort during great difficulties. We will be able to meet our greatest needs. The greatest achievement though in self-reliance is having a personal witness in the reality of God and His enduring love. His love is unconditional and as challenges occur there is no better way to weather the storms of life and find great peace and even joy during such difficulties. With God all things are possible. With this personal witness we know the sun will always rise on the dark clouds of life. Show more Show less