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Hi I'm Michael Smith

I'm a Latter Day Saint who lives in Florida with my eternal companion.

About Me

I was baptized into the church at the age of twenty-one. I am a father of four children; three daughters and one son. I am also a grandfather of two; a granddaughter and grand son all by the age of 42. I love to write poetry, draw and collect old comic books, play Dominican dominoes and go camping in our RV. I am married to the most amazing women. She grew up in Dominican Republic and converted to the church when she was 24. She is a school teacher.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a with no spiritual direction. This lead me on a course of drugs, sex and rock n, roll. One day the missionaries were at our house teaching someone the lesson of "The Plan of Salvation". When I heard their words a feeling filled my soul like I had never felt before. I thought to myself "I've heard this somewhere", but I knew it was not upon this earth. This message began to feel like a needle stuck deep within my heart. Try as i might to dispel this feeling, it continued to grow. Now guilt started to creep into my life everytime I partook of sin and slowly I began to change for the better. It was three years later that I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

Being a truck driver really constrains my time, but as ward missionary i set time a side each week to go out with the missionaries to teach. It is not easy to descripe the wonder feelings brought on by these experiences, especially when you meet people who have been searching for the truth. To see there eyes as the speak about their new found blessings from embracing the gospel of Jesus Christ. I recently was sealed to my wife after waiting eleven years. I have discovered that love continues to grow each every day. Especially when we nurture our relationships with God and with our families. My wife and I know how important the temples are to the progression in our lives. We make it a goal to attend at least every other month. We have the oppurtunity to do work for our parents and other anscetors, not to mention many personal revelations we have recieved with in the walls of the temple. I think the most important thing in life is to be temple worthy because all follows after this. I am so glad that through the restoration of the Book of Mormon and the true gospel of Jesus Christ I have found an everlasting piece.

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Michael Smith
As I have studied and prayed more about the scriptures it almost seems like common sense that we lived before we came here. Then that would mean we will live on after we die. Christ set this example when he was resurrected. As I have tried to live the commandments each day I have seen my life become better and better. So then why can't I still progress after I leave this Earth? I believe I can and God makes that promise to me. Show more Show less