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Hi I'm Mike

I'm a husband and a father. I love being a family man and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to learn - I'm a curious guy at heart. I didn't read much as a kid but I have grown to love it as an adult. I love to coach my kids in their sports teams and be with them as they experience life. I wish I had a boat because I love to go to the lake, but that will have to come a bit later. I graduated from college and I'm an accountant. My wife jokes and says that I'm a nerd-bomb computer accountant, but I think she's just keeping me humble. I enjoy being with people and learning about their lives. Everyone has amazing stories and we typically live on the thinnest of surfaces... we converse about the weather, sports, politics, and other things that really don't mean very much. When we can have brave conversations and meaningful connections, we find the magic of life. We find the joy of human existence.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the savior Jesus Christ. Every good thing in my life I can trace to my decision to follow Jesus and live his commandments. I know he lives and I feel the love that he has for me and for everyone around me. I am a Mormon because I know that God calls Prophets and Apostles today to teach us the way to return to Him. These are men who are called just as the Savior called ordinary men when he walked the earth. Men like Peter, James and John. Prophets and Apostles today also testify of the divinity of Jesus as did his Apostles of old. They have the authority to act in his name and speak what he would have them speak. Through the authority that God has restored through modern Apostles, I am married to my sweetheart

How I live my faith

In a simplistic way, I try to live my faith on a day to day basis. If what I believe doesn't change how I live every day, then perhaps I don't truly understand it. I try to pray every day and read my scriptures. I pray with my family and read scriptures with them. I feel that to truly live my religion, I need to honor and cherish my wife and children. As we're taught in Ephesians 5:25, "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it." Christ gave his all for us, can I give any less to my family? Formally in the church, I have a calling as a home teacher, which means that I get to visit with and teach 2 families once a month. I also serve with the youth and help organize Boy Scout activities in our area.