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Hi I'm Michael

I grew up in Oregon. I am an Eagle Scout and currently serving a mission in San Diego. I play golf, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love sharing my belief about Jesus Christ, and teaching others how much I love him, and that I am grateful for his sacrifice. I am also currently serving a Mission for the LDS church in San Diego California. I have met lots of people who share the same belief that I do. Also I have been able to see the blessings that the Gospel of Jesus Christ bring to others. I love to golf, and being with friends and family. I also enjoy watching and playing football. I also recieved my Eagle Scout Award for Boyscouts. I plan on going to school after my mission and starting a family of my own. I want to be a good example to everyone and help others whenever I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I have seen the joy and happiness that it has brought to my life and the lives of others. I have also read and prayed about the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon is the keystone of the LDS faith. If the Book of Mormon is true then all that we teach and practice is true. I have done this process of reading and praying about the Book of Mormon, and everytime I end up recieving the same spiritual witness that it is true. The Holy Ghost testifies to me with such power that I can't deny the witness that I have recieved. I also Know that this testimony of the Book of Mormon has kept me on the path that I am now living. I wasn't always the perfect kid, but I for myself had to find out if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is Christs true church on the earth. I also know that by the things that I have learned and read have brought me closer to Jesus Christ then anything else in the world. That is the whole purpose of the Book of Mormon, to bring us closer to the Savior. I know that if we as a people will follow the council of the Savior and the Scriptures that we can be like our Father in Heaven and our older brother Jesus Christ. I know these things are true because I have felt it, and I have seen others feel it as well. I will continue to be a member of the LDS church and raise my family in it as well and help them understand the way that they need to go, and that is to follow the footsteps of the Savior.

How I live my faith

I think that the best way that I have lived my faith is by just doing the simple things that the Savior Jesus Christ has taught us to do. For example, praying to our Heavenly Father, reading the Scriptures, and going to church on a weekly basis. Also I have been serving a mission in San Diego. I think that by serving a mission I have been able to see the change that the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings into other peoples lives, and I want to share that with more and more people everyday. Also whenever I feel the spirit it helps me to do what is right, and to be more like the savior. I also live my faith by serving other people. Serving others is one of the greatest gifts that God has given us. I have found that by serving others, and making them happy I have felt the Saviors love. I think that another way that I live my faith is by striving to be a good example to others. It is hard sometimes, but it is worth it. In the world today it seem like T.V., movies, magazines, and the radio just want us to be what the world wants us to be. I know that we shouldn't be living to please the world, but to be pleasing our Heavenly Father, and live like our Savior would. It is hard at times to make the right decisions, but it always plays out in the end. I always have increased happiness and joy, even in this world that can be so hard to live in.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Michael
We do truly believe and KNOW that Jesus Christ is our Savior. The reason we have a savior is because we all make mistakes in life, and these mistakes create feelings of guilt and shame and these feelings can only be relieved with repentance and forgiveness. It is a huge blessing because if we do sincerly repent and seek forgiveness, we can be forgiven through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Also when we came to the earth we were out of God's presence. The only way we can be worthy to be in God's presence and live with him again is if we have someone who can pay for our sins. We can't pay for our own sins. And without someone that could pay for our sins we would have no hope for the future. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Michael
It is a simple process. In the scriptures it teaches us that if we have a question that we need to ask God. The Lord has given us a way to know that Christ's Church has been restored again to the earth. That is through the Book of Mormon. It is the way that we can know for ourselves that the Mormon church is truly Christ's church on the earth today. If we read the Book of Mormon, ponder the words that it says, then ask God if the Book of Mormon is true. If you do this then it is promised that the Holy Ghost will come upon us and allow us to feel and know that Christs Church has truly been restored to the earth. The Holy Ghost gives feelings of peace, love, joy, comfort, and many other personal feelings that can be given us through the Holy Ghost. It is this that allows us to know that the Mormon is church is true. Show more Show less