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Hi I'm Michael

I'm a Mormon. I was born in Germany and moved to America at the age of 9. I was baptized in the Church at the age of 15.

About Me

I was born in Germany, my dad was in the U.S. Army, and my mom is German, they met while my dad was stationed in Germany. When I was 9 my family decided to move to the United States and we live in Washington State. When I was 12 my parents got separated and when I was 13 they got divorced. My mom, my two younger sisters and I moved away to another town when my parents got separated. When I was 15 my mom got really sick, and this was really hard for her, because she was a single mother with 3 children to feed. My mom had her own business as a housekeeper cleaning houses, and even though she was sick, she continued working trying to keep food on out table, she just wanted her children to be happy and have it their lives be the best as possible. She somehow managed to make our lives (my sister and I) great, she seemed to have done the impossible. But the time came that my mother got to sick and she couldn't go to work, so she knelled down to pray, she ask for a church and male role-models in her children's lives, especially mine, since she knew that she couldn't help me become a man. Shortly after the missionaries knocked, she told them to go away, but she also asked them to come back, and they did. The missionaries taught our family the Restoration of the Gospel, and after 2 weeks we all got baptized. When I was 18 my mom got remarried and we moved to Utah. Shortly after I turned 19 in 2008 I departed my family to serve a mission in the Arkansas Little Rock Mission for 2 years.

Why I am a Mormon

I remember when my mom first told me that the family was going to become Mormon, I put my foot down and said "No way" I was positive that I wasn't going to become a Mormon (I still laugh about that to this day). My mom turned to me and said that I didn't have to join the church, but she at least wanted me to listen to what the missionaries had to say, I thought that was fair and I agreed. As the missionaries taught, I became very interested with what they had to say and I felt what they where teaching was right. So I decided to get baptized with the rest of my family, it was the best choice I ever made to lead me to better choices like serving a mission which they truly were the best two years of my life, and of course to one day to get married and sealed in the temple to a lovely choice young lady for time and all eternity, which is my top goal and priority at the moment, I've been going to the Young Single Adult Wards because of that, and I've been really enjoying that. The reason why I am still a Mormon is because I have placed the foundation of my testimony on the Savior's rock, and it hasn't moved since, it has become bigger and stronger, and even though I'm an imperfect person and make choices that aren't the best, I always turn back to the Savior. I do have a testimony that the Church is true, that it is the restored church of Jesus Christ. I do know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that the Savior appeared to young Joseph to restore his church back on the Earth just like the way it was when he walked on the Earth. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God, that it goes hand in hand with the Bible and that if we read it we can come closer unto Christ. Most of all, I know that Jesus is our Savior, our Redeemer, and because of him we can return to live with out Father in Heaven and be like him with all the blessings he has in store for us just waiting for us to receive them. And that I leave in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by going to church every Sunday, and I love doing missionary work, it has always kept me on the Strait and Narrow. I also live the Gospel by searching for a spouse, a young lady that'll one be my wife, who I can marry in the temple and be with for Time and all Eternity in the presence of our Father and our Savior.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Michael
No, we may choose to serve a mission. I decided to serve a mission and it's one of the best things I ever done. Show more Show less