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Hi I'm Michael Johnson

Born in Lander, WY, lived in a small mining camp, Jeffrey City, WY, have been in Denver, CO since I was 8. I am a Mormon

About Me

I am Michael. My career was Project Management for a prominent international financial institution. I am a son, brother, grandson, nephew, friend and caregiver and father. I enjoy reading, cycling, camping, travel, nature and water recreation. I am a novice photographer focusing on flowers and nature. I am an animal lover and have two Standard Poodles. I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

It is my heritage. My great-great grandfather was in Nauvoo with Joseph Smith. He was part of the first company that pioneered to Utah with Brigham Young. He was a carriage maker and was responsible for keeping the wagons in good order. He later captained a company of pioneers from Mormon Grove, KS to Salt Lake City, UT in 1855. His granddaughter, my grandmother was my spiritual advisor in my youth. I am grateful for her guidance and her enduring faith. I have personally witnessed the healing powers of the restored Priesthood. I have a testimony that Jesus Christ is our Savior, that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and was chosen to restore Christ's church on the American continent. I believe Thomas S. Monson is a Prophet of God and receives revelation today.

How I live my faith

I have not always been an active member. During most of my adult years, I was focused on a career and pursuing worldly ways. Recently, I asked myself at what point was I the most happy in my life. The answer came quickly it was in my teens when I was active in the church. Recently, I had been going to a community church, receiving a nice spiritual message each week. However, each Sunday I walked away feeling empty, something was missing. After prompting from family members, I contacted the local Bishop. The next day he visited me at my home accompanied by the missionaries. I have been attending church services at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since then. The missionaries are sharing their lessons weekly as they do with those investigating the church. In hindsight, most of my adult years were very dark days. While I have always been a Mormon, my life today is full of light and greatness. I am blessed in ways I would never have imagined. I am grateful for the gift of repentance. It is never too late to seek Heavenly Father and seek forgiveness. I am grateful for the welcoming homecoming I have received. I know Heavenly Father loves all of us and knows us each by name. When I think life cannot get any better, suddenly it does. Today, I regularly attend church services I welcome the missionaries into my home to receive their lessons and to increase my knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I read the Bible and The Book of Mormon, another testament of a loving Heavenly Father and a Savior who lived and died for us all. I volunteer regularly at a two non-profit agencies providing community health services. I try to be Christ like in all my actions and words, setting an example to those I touch. I welcome all faiths, races, nationalities and all lifestyles into my life and generously share my strengths, talents, successes/failures and my faith. It is a journey, I have much to learn and I am grateful to be on this path.