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Hi I'm Michael

I'm a young adult, musician, psychology major, and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm going to college right now and loving every minute of it. It's such a wonderful environment to always be able to learn something new at every turn. I'm from a family of 7, and we are all members of the church. I absolutely love music. Come to think of it, I love anything that has to do with fine arts. I play piano and trombone, and recently have taken up organ-and I don't plan to stop there. I also adore writing. I am an avid fan of reading almost any kind of literature, and I'm always thinking of other things I can write, be it poems, stories, or even music.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church, raised in it, and lived it since. I however, was not always committed to it, or followed it of my own personal conviction. As many that grow up in the church, I believe I followed the church for a long time because of my trust in my parents' conviction-if they believed in it, it must have been a good thing. Later, however, I realized that I wouldn't really have a whole lot of purpose following just because others did. I decided that I had to find out for myself if all the things that my parents had always said, done, or taught were really true. This involved a question of personal scripture study and sincere prayer, and through feelings that I received (and still do), I know that this church is true. I know for myself-not because someone else told me, not because I was convinced, but because I felt God and his Spirit touch my heart and express a love so immense that I cannot deny and know that it was a response to my prayers.

How I live my faith

I just recently returned from Brazil where I had served a two year ecclesiastical service mission. It was an incredible experience, one where I could see lives changed, and what impressed me the most was that the ones changing their lives were the people themselves. It was a personal character building experience, as well as one where I learned valuable skills for life, be they social, mental, physical, or emotional skills. I am now planning on "picking my life back up" and continuing everything where I left off-mostly. I plan on continuing college, dating, working, and all the other normal things. I, however, know that I will live in a very different way than before because of the changes that I made, and saw others make during my time in Brazil.