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Hi I'm Mitch

I'm a recently married college student trying to make my way in this crazy world. I have faith in the future. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of two siblings. I was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. I enjoy a good movie, especially if its based on true events or history. I recently served a two-year mission for the LDS church in the South American country of Uruguay. A lot of growth occurred during those two years. It was quite an eye-opening experience for me. I saw people living in conditions I could never imagine myself living in. I am grateful I was able to know them and realize that they are great people just like you and me. Now I'm preparing for the future. I just started going to college. I also recently married my lovely wife Jennifer in March of 2012 in the Mesa Arizona Temple. There are a lot of decisions that need to be made. With all of the current events, locally, nationally, and globally, I often stop and wonder where is this all leading to? What is going to happen next? How will it all work out in the end? But I do know it will all work out. I have faith in the future. I have passed through quite a few refining fires and I have many more to experience. But the joy and satisfaction that lie at the end of every hard road are what make it all worth it. I know that there is much expected of me. It all depends on me making one decision at a time, and knowing that these decisions are what God wants me to do.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in probably one of the best environments a child could have. I have loving parents who have sacrificed so much for me. All they want for me is the best. My father always said that he would be a happy man if I could do more at life than he did. In my home we grew up on the teachings of Jesus from the Bible as well as from the Book of Mormon. My parents weren't perfect, but they didn't need to be. I learned from their examples that there's more to life than simply being happy. I learned about the importance of hard work and dedicating time and energy to something bigger than yourself. Many people could say that I was raised a Mormon or that my parents forced their teachings on me. Such is not the case. I made a conscious decision at the age of eight to be baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I can still remember exactly how i felt after being baptized. It was an incredible sensation of peace and joy that swelled uncontrollably inside of me. There have been few occasions on which I have felt those same feelings. That memory serves to me as a way of remembering what it feels like to be clean: clean from all of the deception, back-biting, jealousy, hatred, and evil found in the world today. Why am I a Mormon? Because here i find answers. These answers don't come from men, they come from God. All of us have the right to talk to God. He wants to hear from all of us because we are all His children. Just as a loving father won't turn his head at the needs of one of his children, so is God. I have felt His love for me under many circumstances. But with all of the many religions around the world today, it can be confusing to find the answers and the happiness we seek. That is why God, in His love for all of us, has restored His church on the earth today. Not a church based on the ideology and ideas of a man, but founded upon the very same principles and commandments as in biblical times. I know that without any doubt.

How I live my faith

I attend a congregation of the LDS church that is created especially for young single adults. The purpose of this is to put people together of the same age and station in life and help all of them learn and apply together the teachings of Jesus Christ. An inherent affect of the mix of youth is that of much fun and good times in safe environments. Those who think Mormons don't know how to have a good time are gravely mistaken. We all know how many problems there are in society. Drinking, drugs, and other temporary pleasures create this illusion of "do it now and pay later" strategy, just like a bad credit card agreement. Happiness is more than satisfaction and pleasure. Happiness is peace of conscious. Happiness is knowing that your doing the right thing and are associating with the right people. I serve in my congregation as a missionary leader. I work with the full-time missionaries (the ones you normally see with the white shirts and ties riding bikes) in sharing the gospel with those not of our faith. I also participate in community service projects and try to take advantage of any opportunity to share what I believe. I will never infringe on the ideals and beliefs of others, nor will I ever attack any other church, but I will make sure you know that I am a Mormon. I cannot deny this happiness I have found. So the only thing I can do is share it with others.