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Hi I'm Mike

I spent most of my life in Virginia, and now I live in the beautifull state of Washington. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I grew up without a father, and High School was tough. I served a mission for my church, for two years, in Bolivia. I started college and then joined the military. I married in my early twenties, and we ended up raising our family, of four children, in Northern Virginia. After 23 years of marriage my wife passed away from cancer. I moved back to the beautiful Northwest to marry a wonderful angel, and I'm now helping to raise her daughter.

Why I am a Mormon

My family were all members of the LDS faith. I was baptized when I was eight years old. During the next several years I started wanting to have more of a sure knowledge if the church that all my family belonged to was really the right one. I began to read more of the Book of Mormon, and think and pray about Joseph Smith, and wether or not he had been a real prophet and had actually seen, God the Father and His son Jesus Christ. When I was 12 years old, I traveled with my Granparents to visit many historical sites around the country. We had a great time, and when we arrived to visit the sites where Joseph Smith had lived and recieved revelation from God, the same concerns came to my mind, about what was really true, and what was not. One night while I was thinking and wondering about Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon, an answer came to me, that was powerful and overwhelming. The Holy Ghost washed over me and spoke to my very soul. I did not expect to be visited by angels, and I wasn't, but to me it was just as powerful. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

The best way to say it, is that I try to live by the golden rule. I want to be the best example to my family, and those around me that I can be. Many days that isn't easy. At the moment I work with the young missionaries in our area, that are asked to serve either two years or eighteen months away from home. I give them as much support as I, and my family, can. It has been a great blessing to be able to go with these young missionaries as they teach, and to be able to invite people into our home to here these same messages.