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Hi I'm Mike

I'm a Grandpa and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I married a wonderful woman and together we are grandparents ... I can't think of anything more joyous than being with family. From my earliest memories I knew I wanted to be a mad scientist when I grew up. Instead I flew fighter jets for the Air Force, retired, and then used my flying skills to do some real low level flying with laser jets, ink jets, and bubble jets. I'm now a software engineer at one of the national laboratories and am still having fun. My two standard poodles, a man-cave full of woodworking tools, an active wife, and challenging church callings keep me occupied and happy. I guess I missed out on being a scientist, but perhaps not so much on being "mad".

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church with two wonderful parents who cared enough to share their love of the Savior and His Church with me. Later as I became aware of other religions and beliefs around me, I turned to the scriptures for answers. I found faith and reassurance in the Bible but found a deeper understanding of Jesus Christ and God's plan for me in the Book of Mormon. Ultimately it all boiled down to one thing ... I asked God what was true and what I should do, and he answered!

How I live my faith

I try to be aware of God's dealings with me and my family every day. I read and ponder the scriptures daily and try to act as a true disciple of Jesus Christ. I'm currently teaching an early morning seminary class to high school students before they go to school. Digging deep into the scriptures and sharing what I learn keeps me motivated and grateful for a merciful and loving Father in Heaven.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Christ said, "Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God" John 3:5 Now think of how many billions of people have lived on this earth that have not had the opportunity to even hear of Jesus Christ and his gospel, let alone be baptized. Why would God create a world in which the vast majority of his children would be condemned. Answer: He would not! He is a God of love and has prepared a way for those who have died and not been baptized to accept this ordinance though a proxy baptism, i.e. a living person is baptized in behalf of someone who is dead. This simple process opens the way for every person to have the opportunity to accept baptism and obey Christ's injunction. Show more Show less