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Hi I'm Michael Potter

I'm Mike! I grew up in Canada, in a town called Stony Plain. I'm a convert to the LDS church and got baptized when I was 25!

About Me

I am a middle child of three. I have one awesome brother, one amazing sister and two lovely parents. I am the only LDS member on my side of the family but they are very supportive and loving towards my faith. I'm a father, a husband, an uncle, a brother, a son, a firefighter and a Mormon!! I am a recent convert to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was baptised in the year 2005, when I was 25 years old. I love kids and have two lovely daughters that are ages 7 and almost 4 years old and a son that is almost 2 years old! They are my world and spending time with them is my favorite thing to do! My favorite sport is football and played from grade six all the way up to university. I love to travel and actually have lived in two other places which was Holland and Indonesia. I lived in Indonesia for one year teaching English and then traveled around S.E Asia and lived in Holland for about 3 months. One of my passions in life is to serve others and try to find any excuse to do any type of service in the community.

Why I am a Mormon

Well the number ONE reason is that The Book of Mormon combined with the Bible has certainly brought me closer to Jesus Christ! Secondly, I honestly never ever thought I would be a "Mormon". If you were to tell me 10 years ago that I would be Mormon I don't know how I would have reacted but I probably would have certainly doubted you. But now 10 years later, I know it was the best decision of my life! I remember my first of many lessons with the LDS missionaries, I remember telling them specifically not to ask me to be baptised into "their" church, "that I was just curious, and wanted to know why some of my Mormon friends were missing out on such a great part of life..." However, as time went by and after reading in the Bible, James 1:5, it occurred to me I DID lack wisdom and I needed to ask God which out of all the different churches out there, which one was right. Well, after many stubborn questions, lots of praying, following the commandments as best I could, and many spiritual but one in particular amazing experience, I wanted so much to be baptised. I knew after the Holy Ghost confirmed to me, that this church was right. I KNOW that this church is true. There is no doubt in my mind that it is a true church and that Joseph Smith restored this Gospel to the way Christ had it when he was here. I have no doubt in my mind that if you read and study the scriptures and follow the commandments that you will have something in your life that will guide you through a life full of misery, confusion, and darkness, through the wondrous gift we all have that we call the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

Everyday of my life I think of how blessed I am to be so close to Jesus Christ. I love this gospel more and more everyday and this is why I try to serve others whenever and wherever I can. I have a great calling in my church which allows me to go to people's homes and help them in whatever they need! I also am responsible for helping other people in our church go out and provide services to other members or non-members of our church. We have helped people in hospitals, helped people move, brought food over for their families, shared with them gospel messages and other life tips and so much more!! I live my faith as best I can and as close to how Jesus would if he were here today. I am far from perfect but strive to be the best I can be to my family, co-workers and others around me.

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Michael Potter
When Jesus Christ lived on the earth, He organized His Church so that all people could receive His gospel and return one day to live with God, our Heavenly Father. After Jesus Christ died, was resurrected and ascended to heaven, His Apostles continued to receive revelation from Him through the Holy Ghost on how to direct the work of His Church. However, after they were killed, members changed the teachings of the Church that He had established. While many good people and some truth remained, this Apostasy, or general falling away from the truth, brought about the withdrawal of the Church from the earth (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3; Acts 20:29-30). The Apostle Peter prophesied that Jesus would restore His Church before His Second Coming (Acts 3:19-21). Jesus Christ began to restore His Church in its fulness to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1820. It has grown to become a worldwide Church with over 13 million members. It has the same teachings and basic organization as the Church established by Jesus in New Testament times. Show more Show less