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Hi I'm Mike

I'm pretty geeky when it comes to computers and architecture. I love to hang out with my family and friends, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a student at the University of Utah studying Architecture. I love everything about Architecture, it's super fun to me. I also love computers. I'm more into the Software side of things, but I really enjoy putting them together and especially taking them apart to see how they work. I really enjoy music a lot; it has played a large role in my life. I played the trumpet for 6 years in Jr. High and High School, and participated in the Marching Band for my Sophmore, Junior, and Senior years. I love listening to electronic style music, like Daft Punk and music in the style of retro video games, but I like to listen to almost every kind of music. I have lived in Utah for most of my life, and grew up as a member of this church. I just returned from serving a Full Time Mission for the church in Northern San Diego and Southern Orange County in California, and it was such an awesome experience!

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the religion from birth. My family has been very active in the church, and has always been a great example to me in living their beliefs. But I couldn't stand on the testimony (the personal beliefs) of my family alone for very long; I needed to find out for myself that the church was true. I have read the Book of Mormon and know that it is a true book and the Word of God, and that by studying it with the Bible, we can come to a knowledge of the fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have prayed and received a witness from Heavenly Father by the Holy Ghost that this is the true church on the earth, and that living by it's teachings, I can have happiness in my family and in my everyday life. I know because of the experiences in my life that the Prophet is inspired by God to lead us to have happiness in our families forever. I love my family and know that I can be with them for eternity as I keep the commandments.

How I live my faith

I have come to a knowledge for myself that this is the true church and that it brings happiness. I have loved the blessings and peace it has brought to me, and now I go out and share it with everyone I can. By praying to Heavenly Father in the Name of Jesus Christ, Reading and Studying the Book of Mormon and other Scriptures, and listening to and following the Prophet and Keeping the Commandments, I can have the promised peace and guidance from Heavenly Father in everything I do. This not only helps me in my personal life, but also helps me help others as they search for the truth and peace from the Lord. As I go out and share my experiences with people, I can help them to feel the Holy Ghost's presence in their lives and help them find the happiness they have been searching for. But I can't force anyone to live the gospel, I can only invite them and help them see what benefits come from living the Gospel. It is up to each person to put these words to the test and see if they receive the desired outcome. As you do, I promise that the Lord will help you to know if this church is true.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Mike
The Book of Mormon is simply another Testiment of Jesus Christ. It testifies of His Divinity and teaches us what we need to do to follow Him and have happiness in our lives. It does not replace the Bible or contradict it in any way. Instead, the Bible and Book of Mormon work hand in hand to teach us of Jesus Christ and what we need to do in order to follow Him. It was written by Prophets in the Americas before and after Jesus Christ's earthly ministry. It concludes with the testimony of a prophet named Moroni, who tells us that by reading the Book of Mormon and praying with a sincere desire to know of it's truth, we can know that it is true by the power of the Holy Ghost. I know without a doubt that the Book of Mormon is true, and that by following it's teachings, we can live again with our Father in Heaven, and be happy in this life. The Book of Mormon has helped me understand how to have happiness in my life, and I love to share it's message with everyone that I can! Show more Show less