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Hi I'm Michael Wilder

I'm a working student. I love the outdoors. I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently attending Brigham Young University-Idaho persuing a Business degree with an empasis on Finance. With that degree under my belt I plan on applying for law school somewhere. Getting an education can be a tough thing to do but it will make us all the beter. For fun i like to do just about anything outdoors. Spelunking, camping, parkour/free-running, and ultimate frisbee are some of my favorite activities. Just five short months ago I returned from serving a full-time mission for the Church in the Arizona Mesa Mission. Serving this mission was the best thing to happen to me this far in my life. I wouldn't trade those memories or experiences for anything else that this world has to offer a young man my age. The wisdom, maturity, growth both mentally and spiritually, knowledge, and understanding that began to flow into my life could not be found anywhere. It is a true testament to the divine calling of the missionaries around the world. If not for the Holy Ghost this growth could not occur nor would we be able to touch so many lives. Now that I am back home I try to live my life in a way that reflects that I am a follower of Christ. There are many distractions in the world but if we keep Christ at the center of our lives then everything will work out for our good in the end.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I was raised in this church I made the decision to continue on this path. My parents are some of the greatest people that I know and had it not been for their loving guidance I would be a lost soul right now. Satan is cunning and knows our weaknesses better than we do. The constant influence of my parents in my life ensured that I always knew what was right and what was wrong. The overall sense of community is what has attracted me so much to the Church. Service is taught to us on a weekly basis. It is one thing to know the scriptures, being able to quote all the doctrines taught therein. On the other hand it is another thing to live the standards taught in those inspired books. This is what our Church teaches its members. Follow the Savior. Be a doer of the word, not a hearer only. This Church is all inclusive and we invite all people to partake of the goodness that has enriched our lives so much over the course of time.

How I live my faith

I live my faith day to day. Though I struggle often to do all that is right and in my power. The key to remember is that no matter how many mistakes I make I continue to repent and make necessary corrections each day. Prayer, scripture study, service, ect... are all ways that I can prepare myself to do the things which the Lord would have me do. The battle is constant, the adversary never quits so neither can we.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Michael Wilder
The church has grown because of the Spirit that is taught and felt by our leaders. We teach the doctrine of Christ. The world is continuously shifting and changing. To feel safe and secure people need something consistent in their lives. This constant can only be found in the true doctrine of Christ, for as the scriptures say, "He is the same yesterday, today, and forever". We believe that the family is crucial to the well-being of mankind and that we have the opportunity to be with those we love forever. Think of it. Think of that beautiful doctrine that speaks peace and love into our hearts. We can be with those we love forever. Who would not want that. To be loved for all eternity. However, we do not want to keep these precious truths to ourselves. As the Savior did, we invite all men and women of the earth to "come and see". The church grows because we invite all men everywhere to taste of these precious waters of truth. Once you see all of what our Savior can do for you, you will only yearn for more. Show more Show less