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Hi I'm Mike

I'm an Engineer. I work in Aerospace. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently started a job as an engineer. I do flammability certification for commercial airplanes. I studied Mechanical Engineering in school and I love continually learning about science and the workings of the world around me. When I can find the time, I enjoy painting, and cooking. I also love to play a variety of sports including; golf, skiing, and ultimate frisbee. I am married to a woman I love more than anyone, and I love just spending time with her doing whatever. We like to go on hikes and explore new areas, we like to read and discuss books together.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always felt that there is a God and that he loves me. Wouldn't a God who loves me want the best for me? I've often thought about that as I have spoken with people who teach various beliefs about God and the purpose of life. Nothing I have ever learned has given me as much hope for the best as the teachings of the LDS church. God has promised eternal life, where we can have all that he has, with our families and loved ones, in a perfect state of joy. There is nothing in this world that is more exciting than that promise! to get this promise I realized that we have to do what he asks of us. That's a big commitment, and that hasn't always been very easy for me. However, I've learned that doing what God want us to do is what actually brings happiness. I don't even need to wait for a promised joy after this life, I'm happy now! When I am following the way God wants me to, I feel that he loves me, I feel closer to my loved ones, and I feel at peace with myself. That's how I know that this church has true teachings and commandments from God, because they bring closer to God. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love to get involved in any service opportunity I can. I know God loves me, and I also know that he loves all his other children on this earth. So I see it as my job to love everyone too. That's why I like to serve so much. I've visited elderly in retirement homes. I've helped prepare supplies that get shipped to disaster areas, I've collected food and donations for food banks and shelters. I've become involved in micro-finance operations that give loans to those in impoverished areas of the world to help lift them to a better situation. I also serve in my church as a local missionary, meaning that I spend a part of each week finding and speaking with those that want to learn more about what Mormons believe, or those who want to join the LDS church. Even though I spend a lot of time serving others to help them get the physical things they need in life; food, clothing etc. It doesn't compare to how happy it makes me when I can help someone get the spiritual things they need in life; peace, happiness, and love for example.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Mike
I think we're often labeled as a cult because we're not finished communicating to world the truth behind our beliefs, and practices. Until this happens, we'll be competing with rumors, and stories, that fly around the media, internet, or by word of mouth. A lot of these comments can make us seem like a religion that is strange, secluded, or in general, out of the ordinary, which is exactly what a lot of us think of as a cult. Let me just say that the foundation of what I believe is the same as mainstream Christianity. I believe in God the Eternal Father, and in his Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. In fact, the intent of this website is to give you a look into our lives to see that Mormons are ordinary people, who live lives similar to most people. We enjoy a lot of the same things, and we have the same struggles everyone has. I hope you will continue to look through some of these profiles and find someone you can relate to, and see what they believe and find out why they're a Mormon. Show more Show less