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Hi I'm Mike

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Colorado Native and LOVE that Denver has more sunny days than San Diego! Although I am not a huge fan of the cold, I absolutely love to ski! And now that our kids have gotten a little older, my wife and I love spending time with them on the slopes as much as possible. After graduating high school, I attended a year of college at BYU and then served a mission for my Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in Brisbane Australia. Following my mission, I returned back to BYU to earn a degree in Business Administration with a Marketing emphasis. As I was not in a huge hurry to graduate college and enter the "real" world (as evidenced by my 5 1/2 years at BYU), I was fortunate enough during my "extended stay" to attend a semester abroad through BYU in London England where I would meet my future wife. Although neither one of us knew it at the time, my future wife and I were destined to be together. We were fast friends, and not too long after began dating, and eventually fell in love. Now, we have been happily married for twelve years and have three fantastic kids. We love spending time together as a family either traveling, kids sporting events, hanging out and just watching a movie or "Wipeout", and of course skiing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was Baptized a "Mormon" or member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at age eight. As my mom was active in the Church, I was more or less taking acceptable steps in the process in which children of members of the Church become members themselves. Was it my own decision...sure I guess. But I am well aware of the powerful influence that a parent(s) can have on their children. And today, looking back, thank goodness for the positive influence my mom had on me regarding things of a spiritual nature. For today, I am still a practicing Mormon first and foremost, because of that powerful and wonderful influence. And I have a deeper so grateful for my mom helping me to have a desire to know more of Jesus Christ, his teachings, and his mission and role in our Heavenly Fathers Plan. I am a Mormon second, because I followed the Lord's council to turn to him through prayer to seek answers and discover truth. As I had turned the age where most young men in the Church begin to serve a two year "mission" for the Church, I realized that their was no way I could give up two years of my life for something that, although I knew to be "good", I was not 100% certain was "true". So, I began to study the scriptures to a much greater degree, and I really began to focus on things of a more "spiritual" nature. And one day, I simply knelt in humble prayer and asked the Lord for his help in my desire to understand the truthfulness of his gospel, his restored Church, and in the Book of Mormon. And, as my entire body warmed, God spoke to me through personal revelation. And I knew I had received an answer. Finally, I am a Mormon because, quite candidly, it makes me a better person, a better husband, a better father, and a better friend. I believe that I care deeper about those around me and I am happier knowing that I am a child of God and that it is my great responsibility to honor him as best I can through my actions towards others.

How I live my faith

How I live my faith? - as best I can. As I am sure my wife could tell you...I have many weaknesses. But I try each day to get better. Some days it works...and somedays, not so much. But I still try. And I am grateful that I have the knowledge of God's plan for us and an understanding of the things that bring true, lasting happiness so that I want to try. I try to live my faith as best I can because I know that we all see each other as examples. Sometimes positive and sometimes negative. And whether I like it or not, I am an example to my children, and I want to be the best, most positive example I can be. I want them to know, through my actions and words, that I love my Father in Heaven, I know that my Savior Jesus Christ died for my sins and that through his atonement I can be forgiven of those countless mistakes. I want them to know that my wife and family is my greatest blessing here on earth, that I truly care about my fellow man, and I am grateful for the freedoms and blessings that our wonderful country affords us. I live my faith simply and as honorably as I can.