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Hi I'm Michael

I grew up in Hawaii. I am well educated and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a well educated person. I have three college degrees (a bachelors in engineering and two masters degrees in information systems and management). I enjoy looking for patterns in the stock market and writing programs in visual basic. I am a senior administrator in my job and run various support departments. I also am interested in real estate as an investment.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 20 years old in Atlanta, Georgia while attending Georgia Tech. I had been searching for God's church for more than 8 years. The other churches I attended where nice and fun, but they lacked something I couldn't identify. I know it now as the Spirit of the Lord. It took a while and was a struggle, but I know that this is God's church. I gained that testimony after going through some challenges that made me question my belief in the church. God himself gave me a testimony of this church and I cannot deny it.

How I live my faith

Don't let people fool you. Living your faith is always a challenge. Not that it is hard, just that each of us has weaknesses that get in the way. The purpose of life is for us to learn to overcome our weaknesses and build on our strengths as we become as Jesus is. He helps me with my weaknesses as I approach him with them and follow the commandments to the best of my ability. I have been asked in my ward (a "ward" is a congregation) to help the missionaries with their work and in my stake (which is a collection of about 10 wards) to work with each ward's Sunday School to teach the gospel during the second hour of church each Sunday. Each member is asked to help out in some way, which make the church run well and gives each of us the opportunity to grow through service. I also have a family and work responsibilities, so these things keep me busy.