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Hi I'm Mike Mahana

I grew up in Utah. I recently graduated from Walla Walla university with a masters in social work. I do therapy and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have been married now for six years we have three children and we both enjoy playing with them, Which often includes pretending we are an airplane flying around in the house, or pretending we are swimming in the ocean, or just pushing trucks around. We also enjoy teaching them in fun ways. For example Each night we learn a few new words and then we will use those words in an imaginative adventure. For years both my wife and I have loved the performing arts. She graduated in technical theater and I love performing singing, dancing, acting and doing impressions. We are regularly making up and singing silly songs around the house. I also enjoy the sciences especially Astro physics and geology. Also, One of my hobbies is writing, because I enjoy using words to create a setting, build a character, use a simile and develop a fun plot, which is usually something fun and often silly, for some reason I have an obsession with writing about giant chickens, which our young kids love. In high school I played Volleyball and basketball, which I loved, and am now trying to teach our children to play.

Why I am a Mormon

It is my favorite thing in the world. There are a million reasons I love this church. I love it because I have gained a powerful testimony of it through prayer. I love it because the church is set up the same way Christs church was set up with apostles and prophets and continuing revelation to his prophets. I love it because we rarely feel the need to debate the gospel because we all feel fairly close to the same and if their is an little disagreement a quote from an apostle clears it up. I love it because the leaders of the church are incredible and loving men. No other institution in the world can you get the best, most loving men in one place as you can with this church. When I meat members of the twelve apostles or the seventy I feel special, valuable and loved by them. I love that as a church our mission is to bring people closer to Christ. Any where in the world we go it is the same doctrine taught with the same set up and organization. when we go and ask our leaders a question that might be deep or challenging they try and figure it out. When children ask, "Where did I come from?", "why am I here on earth?", or "where am I going when I die?" we have answers because of modern revelation from prophets. The church will never change it's doctrine because the world wants it to. The church is always right their ready to help when a natural disaster strikes providing millions of dollars worth of food, water, clothing, shelter and doctors. As a church we never attempt to tear another religion down. I also love that we have the bible, book of Mormon, Doctrine covenants and Perle of great price as well as what the prophets say now.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by praying and fasting for an increase in love of the Lord and all of his children. My greatest desire is to live the gospel because I love the Lord and his children. I attend church, read scriptures pray daily, and do home teaching as best I can. We regularly have family home evening and work on building and strengthening family relationships. I love showing compassion and love to my wife and children when they are feeling sad. I want to be more like the Savior. I also recognize that it is only with my Heavenly Fathers help that I can do any good.