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Hi I'm Michael

I have a degree in accounting, ride a motorcycle, and have a beautiful family.

About Me

My priorities are simple: God, wife, children, career, church. I am a family man in my late twenties... I love my two soon to be three young children. Our family is blessed enough to have sufficient income for my wife to stay home and raise our children. To me, there is nothing in this world more important than them. I have a degree in Business and Accounting from the University of Washington. I work as a business analyst and love using the Microsoft Office Suite. In my spare time I learn everything I can about these applications and how they can get my job done. My church service included a two year mission to Chile where I lived among the people. My days were spent sharing the gospel in the streets and homes. I've come to love the language and the people and hope to visit again in the near future. My current responsibilities are somewhat similar to a missionary. I enjoy many things, riding motorcycles, reading textbooks, playing basketball, shooting guns, having bbq's, watching football, playing golf, taking care of my yard, camping, politics, reading religious texts and simply playing with numbers. I do enjoy tv shows but I have to watch them on demand... my favorites include 24, X-Files, Merlin, Lost, Legend of the Seeker and others. My ultimate goals in life are to raise honest loving children, grow together with my wife through the years, always continue to learn knew things especially with math, computers, and business.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church since my infancy... I had always relied on the testimony of my parents through my early teenage years. When I was 17 years old I developed an interest in the scriptural stories I had learned in my youth. I began to read them in both the Bible and Book of Mormon. The stories were more than just words in a book. They began to take shape and have greater meaning in my life. My faith began to develop as I made an effort to improve my life. I felt closer to my Father in heaven and to my Savior as I read an prayed. I was called to serve my mission in Santiago Chile which is where my beliefs and testimony began to solidfy. Coupled with inspired words and wonderful mission experiences I came to recognize the Holy Ghost and I really began to realize... I was truly happy and that I knew what I was doing was right. It brought me great joy to share my feelings and experiences with others and how this gospel has changed my life. Now that I've returned home to the states and married my wonderful girlfriend who waited 2 years, I can look back and see how blessed I truly am... I'd like to finish with a few sentences of my specific beliefs. I strive to be a disciple of Jesus because I believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God and the savior of the world. I know my Heavenly Father can hear my prayers because he has answered them countless times. I know that Jesus Christ continues to direct his church through living prophets and apostles as he did in the days of Peter and Paul. I know that if I do what God of expects of me, I can live without regret or remorse and have happiness in this life and in the life to come.

How I live my faith

I believe being honest, hardworking, loving, in my home and work are some of the best ways of showing my devotion to God. I attend church once a week for a Sacrament Service, Sunday School, and a Mens priesthood class. My wife and I are trying to raise our children with good moral standards, to love God and to believe they can accomplish great things. As a church assignment I visit three families once a month. These visits are to provide a small lesson to the family and ensure their spiritual and overall well being. When ever new families or individual move into or leave our particular chapel boundaries I get to help them load/unload the truck. The church truely is meant to be an association that brings God children together to work together toward a common goal. I love to sing and do so as a tenor in our church choir.