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Hi I'm Michael

I'm a police officer, a grandpa and I love family games and movies. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi. I'm a father, husband, son, brother, friend, neighbor, and grandpa (but i'm known as Mooshum to the grandkids). I've made Alberta, Canada my home for the past 38 yrs and have been a police officer for the previous 13 yrs. I love the outdoors and spending time with those I love. In my spare time (which is very little) I like to read, play sports and watch movies. I am thankful for a loving wife that lets me sleep-in on my days off.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with very little and in a less than ideal setting. I left home when I was 13 years old. With the help of a friends family I finished high school. Sadly I made poor choices and became a teen-age dad. I needed to provide something better than what I was given. The search for a church began. I was a little more than dissapointed when questions I had couldn't be given straight answers or even conforming answers from various denominations. While watching late night television I saw a 'commercial' about the LDS Church. I was really impressed as it spoke on family values and good choices. Over the next couple years an LDS co-worker of mine answered questions I had about spitirtual matters (where did I come from and why am I here?, etc.), protocol matters (What is a typical Sunday in church? What happens if..?), and Book of Mormon inquiries. I was more than happy with the answers I recieved, the answers made sense and a truth was spoken in them that I had not heard before. This IS the Lord's church! It is the same today as it was when He walked the earth and will be the same a millenia from now. The world has a prophet, apostles, revelation and the preisthood. It's just a matter of accepting the truth and believing in Christ. The family unit is essential and can be eternal. My son deserves the best I could teach him, and this is it!!

How I live my faith

It's a big change for some to live the gospel as we are commanded, but no one said that it would be easy, just that it would be worth it. The Lord has organized a wonderful Church, full of righteous men, women and children seeking to improve themselves, the community around them and be of service. I have a Calling that allows me to work with and teach the youth in our ward. I am learning very quickly how smart and wonderful they are. I am one of three police officers in our ward and give 'legal' advice, self defense instruction, or just a helping hand when needed. The more I seek out our Heavenly Father the more I am blessed. A prayer and song in my heart, kind service to a fellow man, some scripture study after dinner and a grateful/humble prayer before bed has greatly blessed my life. This is not just a 'Sunday Church', this is a gospel that needs to be lived everyday.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are just like Mormon men, equal. In marriage neither is held in higher regard, we support each other, respect each other and share family responsibilities. One needs the other and together they need to be one. This is the Lord's Church and He set an example for us to follow, that includes how we treat our fellow man or woman in this case. Show more Show less