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Hi I'm Mike

I am a Californian. I love to be active. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an electrical engineer. Usually water and electricity don't mix. But I love it. I scuba dive, snorkel, swim, and play water polo as much as possible (although unfortunately I don't get to play as much as I'd like). I can't get enough of it. I also enjoy music. I play the piano and have recently used that to learn the organ. I like to dabble in singing and the guitar too although I'm not particularly good yet.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a Mormon because it is real and I have made it a part of who I am. It gives me purpose. The knowledge that God lives and cares about me gives perspective to the challenges I have in life. I have had many experiences that lead me to believe that He is there. You could call it coincidence. But it is not. When you look at the vastness of the universe you might wonder why its creator would care about something so small as me. But you have to remember that God is not just the all powerful creator. He is my Father and has the capacity to care about me individually and answers my individual prayers. His son, Jesus Christ lives and helps me to change. I am not perfect, but with His help I make progress. He has given us living examples through prophets. Not just in the past, but today. I have met some of them. When you look into their eyes and see the peace as they witness of Christ, it is difficult to deny the truth. If you have doubt, try it out. I've lived as best I can according to their teachings for a long time and have experienced the results and it's worth it.

How I live my faith

Faith is an action word. I act according to my faith. I am a regular person and have a regular daytime job. But my knowledge of the gospel shapes each action. It helps me to learn to relate to those around me and care about their well being. It also gives me the opportunity to serve. There is no paid clergy in the church, so each member gets the chance to help in their own way. I have made a commitment in my life to do what the Lord asks of me. This has become a day by day hour by hour quest to follow what I believe is right. It may be something as mundane as helping to clean up the chapel, as simple as smiling at a stranger, or as profound as comforting a friend. But I do what I can to serve.