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Hi I'm Michael

I'm a musician. I love words. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm from Utah and I'm a musician. I'm not too shabby at the piano, and I'm a real choir geek. My parents started me young, and I'm so grateful for that. I also love word games, word puzzles, novels, words, words, and more words. I have yet to be fluent in any foreign languages, but I love picking up a little here and there.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the words in the Book of Mormon and the words of living prophets and apostles concerning the restored gospel of Jesus Christ have completely changed my life. Everything about existence makes more sense to me. I know where I came from, I know why all of the struggles in my life are necessary, and I know that what Jesus Christ taught us to do is the only way we can have true happiness that lasts forever. How do I know all of this? I've asked my Heavenly Father to let me know whether all that I'd learned was true or not. Through many wonderful experiences, and through subtle thoughts and powerful feelings I've received from the Holy Ghost, I know that this church is true, and Jesus Christ is at the head of it.

How I live my faith

In the past I've played the organ for our local church services, but currently I am away from home, in Houston, TX, serving as a missionary. I'm a messenger of the same Gospel that Jesus Christ has always taught. I also live my faith by trying the best I can to live like Jesus Christ did. That's such an overwhelming goal, but I try to remember that with Him all things are possible.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Michael
We as Christians all know that without the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ, we cannot be saved in the Kingdom of God. For us, to be saved is to return to our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ and to be perfected in Him. In order to be partakers of His grace, however, we must obey His commandments, and walk the path of His Gospel. We do not believe, as some mistakenly suppose, that our works will save us. But Jesus Christ himself has given us the conditions of faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and keeping the promises we make with Him until the end of our lives. As we do our best to give our whole lives to Jesus Christ and accept all of His teachings, His grace is sufficient for us, and one day, when we are brought to stand before Him to be judged, He will enable us to fulfill His ultimate commandment, "Be ye therefore perfect". Show more Show less