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Hi I'm Michael

I love horses. I love to read. I'm serving a mission in Texas. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 21 years old. I love horses, the outdoors, and reading. I'm currently serving a full time misison in the great state of Texas. I love life. I enjoy the chalenges that come each day and being able to conquer them. With the Lord all things are possible.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I have read and prayed about the Book of Mormon for myself. I know that it's true. It has brought me closer to the Savior. This is His church. I grew up in the church, but everyone has their own conversion story. I'm not just a Mormon because my parents are. I know this is true. I was a senior in high school and decided that I needed to find out if I really beleived what I had been taught. So I started reading the Book of Mormon, just like everyone had always told me to do. As I read, prayed and progressed through the Book of Mormon, I never really felt an answer come. I finished the Book of Mormon half way through my first semester of college. I prayed again. I got up not feeling an answer. I was very disappointed. But as I thought back on my time reading the Book of Mormon, I realized a couple things. On the days that I had read the Book of Mormon I felt happier, I did better in school and I had the Spirit with me. Compared to the days that I didn't read, which had the opposite effect. The Book of Mormon had changed me for the better though the months that I had read it. It was then the Spirit bore witness to me that it was true. "And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things."

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a two year mission in Texas. This church is a missionary church. All worthy young men, if they desire, serve a two year mission for the church. I am a part of that missionary effort. I have the opportunity to share the restored gospel with those around me. Nothing brings greater happiness. If you live in Texas, who knows maybe we will meet sometime.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Michael
Of course we do. The grace of Jesus Christ is so important. It is the only we can make it back to live with God. But grace doesn't mean we sit back and do nothing. Grace enables us to change, grow and progress as we live the gospel of Jesus Christ. If we don't strive to improve we don't understand grace or the sacrifice that Christ gave for us to have that grace. Because Christ has given us His grace, we have the opportunity and responsiblity to go and do the things He has asked of us. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Michael
It is the Lord Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Michael
Through the tithing of its members. The ancient law of the tithe is still in effect today. No one is paid in the church so all 10 percent of every members income can go directly to helping the church grow and to bless lives. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Michael
We help everyone. We are all children of God. Not just Mormons. The church has a massive humanitarian service. Every member is counciled to serve anyone in need. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Michael
The Lord Jesus Christ. That is the only way to find true happiness and return to live with God. Faith comes before any miracles. We must be wiling to follow Christ. That is the evidence of our faith. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Michael
No! We worship God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith was a prophet, not God. He is important because he was the servant that restored lost truths, priesthood authority and Christ's Church to the earth, as directed by God. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Michael
I answer with a resounding YES! I love the Bible. It is the word of God. It is a testiment of God's love for us in sending Jesus Christ to the earth. Show more Show less