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Hi I'm Mike

I'm a Southern California Product. I am a Football enthusiast. I love Orange Chicken, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am just a 20 year old young man finding his way in this world. I am the oldest of 3. I did do a year of college, but am currently serving a full-time mission for the Church in the wonderful Colorado Denver North Mission. I love sports particularly football and basketball being raised in a family of athletes, I'm competetive and a gamer, but shed both in favor of having fun. I am a jocky-dork in that while I love being physically active I have nothing against camping out on some video games or curling up on the couch and reading a good book for a few hours, and I absolutely love anime haha. I love being at the beach. Nothing like going down with some buddies, tanning, playing some football and then jumping in the big blue to cool off. I have been a mormon all my life and am proud of it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised into this church, and while I was growing up I did everything I was asked because my Mother told me so. I relied heavily on the testimony of my parents to carry me through my teenage years. When my 19th birthday rolled around I knew in my heart that I needed to serve a mission, but wasn't quite sure my testimony was up to snuff. Trusting in the Lord I went anyway, and through prayer and reading the scriptures I have come to know of myself that this is THE Church of Jesus Christ restored on the earth today. My testimony means everything to me, because without it there is no way I could continue to sacrifice 2 years of my life, it strengthens me to do what the Lord requires of me.

How I live my faith

I currently live my faith by serving a full-time mission, and trusting the Lord to take care of me and cover any weakness I invariably have. I do my best to set an example for my younger brothers, by being obedient to the commandments and statutes of God.

What is the priesthood?

Mike
The Priesthood is the power of God given to man to act in His name. This same priesthood existed in the original Church that was established by Jesus Christ, but was lost or taken away from this earth as the apostoles were slain. That power has been restored to this earth today through the modern day prophet Joseph Smith. Through this power, worthy males are capable of blessing their families as well as those around them. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Mike
Missions are funded by the missionaries themselves, before coming out we are asked to get jobs and save money in order to pay for as much of our mission as we can. This is such a testament to me of how much each and every missionary wants to be on his or her mission. We give up 2 years to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ, at our own expense. Show more Show less