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Hi I'm Mikhail Collins

I love playing guitar, I am serving a 2 year mission in Frankfurt, Germany and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah and Arizona with a wonderful Mother and Father, three younger sister and a younger brother. I love playing guitar, I play almost any genre but I especially love plain old Rock and Roll from Elvis and Chuck Berry to now, especially 50s and 80s music. I was a student at Brigham Young University and will return to be one in 2014 but am now serving a full-time mission in Frankfurt, Germany preaching the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the church, but there is a time in everyones life when they choose if the path they are following is really what they want to be doing and what they believe. I reached that point early in my teenage years and seriously considered my life and especially my religion. As I pondered and prayed, I read the Book of Mormon and recieved a strong witness that it is true, since then I have known that I am following the path Christ wants me to follow. I am grateful for my chance to be able to share this with others!

How I live my faith

As previously mentioned, I am currently serving as a full-time missionary in the Frankfurt, Germany mission.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Mikhail Collins
A "testimony" is a statement of things that the individual has learned to be true through the confirmation of the Holy Ghost. When one "bears their testimony" they tell of these things that they have come to know through the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost. We can learn much from the testimony of others when we listen to them. When someone bears their testimony to you, it is a great opportunity and shows that they care about you and want you to be able to gain a testimony of this and find the happiness they have found. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Mikhail Collins
Visitors are always welcome! In fact, we love them! Don´t leave the children at home either, they are perfectly welcome as well! Our church services can be long by standards of some, as they last three hours, but our main service, called sacrament meeting, lasts a little over an hour. Sacrament meeting begins and ends with a hymn, as well as one or two others that will take place throughout the meeting. It also begins and ends with a prayer offered by a member. There will always be an opportunity in this meeting to take the sacrament of bread and water, visitors should not feel guilty if they do not feel like taking it, or feel obliged not to, you are welcome to take the sacrament if you want. There will then be a set of speakers who give sermons and testimony on Gospel Principles. There are also two other classes that take place during services, which you are welcome to attend, if you ever feel lost or aren´t sure what to do, simply ask a someone and they will help you. If you would like to find out when or where local services take place, ask a local LDS friend or get in contact with your local missionaries, which is possible on this nifty site! Show more Show less