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Hi I'm Mike

I'm a student. I'm a cancer survivor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a student. Right now I am studying landscape architecture. I am a cancer survivor. I enjoy hiking, biking, camping, and generally being out of doors. I am a car enthusiast.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of my belief in the Book of Mormon. Through this book I have a closer understanding and relationship with Christ. I have gone through some intense and strenuous experiences in my life, but my constant is the assurance and peace I receive each time I study and ponder this book's teachings. I have a better understanding of who God is, what my purpose is right now, and how I can attain greater happiness. One of the writers of the Book of Mormon says that the book's purpose is to bring one "unto Christ." see title page. I can say with confidence that this is true.  

How I live my faith

I have different administrative responsibilities for the adult men in my congregation, but I most enjoy being a teacher and a friend. I have the opportunity every once in a while to teach about the different doctrines of our church, and absolutely love it. Life is a constant learning process, and it is no more apparent than in our faith. We are constantly learning. I have found that I learn much more when I study and prepare to teach another, than when I simply read for my own gratification. In my congregation, I get to do just that.

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Baptism is a symbolic gesture to follow Christ. He has stated the importance of baptism by His example, as shown in the New Testament. Baptism is symbolic of "being born again," or in other words, starting a new life. In and of itself, baptism is simply an act, but the preparation for baptism, and the life you commit to live afterwards leads to true happiness and joy. You truly become closer to our Father in Heaven, and His Son.   Show more Show less