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Hi I'm Mike

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, father and grandfather. Professionally I am an asset manager who resolves impaired loan portfolios. I love to travel, participate in family gatherings and engage in family history research. I am nearing the end of my working career and look forward to retirement in 7-9 years when my wife and I can serve full time as church volunteers for 12-18 months. After that we would like to be of use in our community and spend more time with extended family members. I love scenic vistas, classical music, history and inspirational stories. I am an ordinary person with extraordinary blessings. I adore my wife, love my children and grandchildren, have an enjoyable job and worship with a group of wonderful people.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a moderately active member of a major Christian denomination. When I was 17 I met a Latter Day Saint who talked to me in detail about her church. I was interested and asked to learn more. I was particularly interested the doctrines of eternal families, continuing revelation and in salvation for the dead. She arranged for the LDS missionaries to teach me the Gospel and was soon baptized. In the many years since then I have gained a strong testimony of my redeemer Jesus Christ, the truthfulness of the Gospel message, the Book of Mormon and of Joseph Smith, the Prophet of this last dispensation.

How I live my faith

Throughout the years I have had the opportunity to serve in many positions in the church. One of my favorites was as a cub scout leader. Another was as a boy scout leader. Both of these, as well as others, afforded me the opportunity to work with our youth and have a lot of fun with them in scouting activities. During my working career I have usually been the only or one of just a few LDS employees at the companies where I worked. Because I do not drink alcohol, tea or coffee, do not smoke nor engage in off color jokes or stories I have always stood out. Knowing this, I have always tried to make sure my co-workers knew of my church membership and have tried to be a good example of my religion. Most important to me, however, was to try to teach my children correct principles and love them unconditionally as I know my Savior loves me.