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Hi I'm Michael

I have lived all over the USA and 5 years in the Far East. I love skiing and the Lakers. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 32 years, I have three wonderful children and three perfect grandchildren. In the last 30 years, my family has lived in 7 states and in Taiwan, most of which was due to my job in the Semiconductor industry. I now live in New England, taking advantage of the skiing when I can and the seafood even more. I love to read historical fiction, like John Grisham and Tom Clancy. I am an avid Laker's fan, a member of Red Sox nation, and root for any team who plays against the Yankees! I am a technology geek, less the pocket full of pens. I love Mexican and Italian food but nothing beats a steak and bake potato.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of choice. Sure, both sides of my family walked across the plains with the Mormon pioneers, but there comes a point in everyone’s life where you have to make your own decisions. So as a young man I decided to take a serious look at the life that I lead to determine if it is what I wanted to do – forever. I, like the millions before me, applied Moroni’s promise, that is, to read, ponder and pray to know what is true. So through that process I came to know that the Lord has a plan for me. Once I understood what is true and what I need to do while here on earth, the rest was just application. As a youth, I went to Church every Sunday, and served a 2-year Church mission to the Philippines. I then went to school, married my best friend, and now have the fortunate pleasure to be the father of a beautiful daughter and 2 wonderful sons, and a grandfather to 3 grandchildren who bring true joy to my life; and all the while serving in various positions in the Church that allowed me to teach and lead others. I can honestly say that the greatest joy and happiness that has come to me has been when I am either with my family or serving my fellow man. Being a “Mormon” is not a Sunday activity for me, it is a way of life. The principles and precepts of the gospel of Jesus Christ are the very fabric of my life, the guiding star to which I try to navigate through this complex world, the foundation to which I have anchored my soul. As the poet said, “ . . . and that has made all the difference.”

How I live my faith

As I said, I just don’t live my faith on Sunday. It starts early every morning with prayer and study, and then it is a conscientious decision to try and be a true disciple of Christ throughout my day. Oh sure, I get upset at the bad drivers on the road (it’s not me, it’s everyone else) and have my fair share of setbacks; but that is part of the process of living and learning to be a better person. Each evening as the day ends I check back in with my Heavenly Father to give an accounting of what I did that day, sometimes to ask for His forgiveness to my faults and foibles, but most often just to thank Him for all that I was able to do, especially if it had anything to do with my family. Each Sunday is very busy and I wouldn’t have it any other way. As a leader in the local units of the Church, I have a chance to meet, work with, and associate with some of the best people I have ever known; men and women who love the Lord and His ways. It is a privilege for me to be able to unite with the other members of the Church throughout New England. I love to teach and inspire, whether one-on-one or to a whole congregation, to help as many as I can to know the path that not only leads back to our Heavenly Father but to where they can find the joy and happiness that we each so earnestly seek. I implore all to study the scriptures, learn the gospel of Jesus Christ, pray to gain that spiritual witness of its truth and then live those principles so that you will enjoy all the blessing our Father in Heaven has in store for His children.