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Hi I'm Michael

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, also known as the Mormons and I grew up in the state of Idaho.

About Me

I have been a believer in the Mormon faith since my birth. Throughout my life I have been interested in technology, camping, scouting in general and a few different foreign languages. I have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout; the project for this was landscaping at my public library. My favorite things to do are designing things on the computer, creating things from what's lying around, studying the scriptures, and teaching friends about the gospel. In the past few years I have been a member of the Seminary Council in the church's educational system. I am a Family history consultant for my ward as well as the chorister for the men's priesthood meetings. When I am not busy I try to serve others which I really enjoy.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the church because I love and know how Christ's plan is made to help protect us and to give us certain blessings. We are blessed by so many things in this world. We all have life, and everything around us is full of life. Without God's Plan of Salvation I don't know what we would do. All of us make mistakes and without his plan we would all be doomed. Some of us are Mormons because we grew up in the church, some because of the people, and some because of the desire to do what is right. I am one of those who are members because of the desire to do what is right. When I follow the outlines in the gospel I feel great, I know that what I am doing helps me to proceed closer to God and Eternal Life. When I don't do what church leaders ask us, I tend to feel down, guilty, or even cold. Doing the right is the easiest way to feel good. I love God, Jesus Christ, and the church in general from the bottom of my heart. This is the reason why I am a member of this church. Love, Hope, and Following in Christ's footsteps.

How I live my faith

Throughout my experience in this church I have been through multiple callings, I have been in a quorum, that is, group, presidency; a seminary councilman, and family history consultant. I am involved in these often. With one calling I was a secretary. I called friends to remind them of meetings with the Bishop or other things, I wrote information down about activities, and, of course, I participated in various activities. When I go and do service to others it helps me to bring smiles to those around me. It really lifts my spirits. I also live the gospel by helping worship him through song. I don't listen to any music that is against gospel standards, These genres from which I don't listen would include innuendos, swearing, and violence. The music I do listen to usually includes hymns from our church hymnal, Scripture mastery songs, which help me memorize scriptures and prepare for my mission, and a few various songs from my favorite shows. When I fulfill my callings and when I keep pure, this is how I live my Faith.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Joseph Smith read in James chapter one verses five and six. This said that if we didn't have the knowledge we need, to ask God because God will not hurt us for asking questions. In the Book of Mormon we are asked to pray to God in Jesus Christ's name, and to listen for specific feelings The Holy Ghost that will tell us whether what we are being taught are true. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

God is the true person who founded the Mormon and LDS movement. He visited Joseph Smith in 1820 because Joseph was praying for guidance as to what church to join. God told Joseph that all the churches were wrong and later sent angels to give him the power and authority required for the many ordinances required for salvation. God had Joseph organize the church on Sunday, April 6th, 1830. Show more Show less