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Hi I'm Michael

I'm adopted, an entrepreneur, have a beautiful wife and children and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

At the young age of 16, my birth-mother made a selfless decision to give me up for adoption. I can't imagine how hard this must have been, but it was the right choice. I owe her my life and thank her for loving me enough to give me a chance at life. She is brave, selfless and full of Christ-like love. At an immature age, she made a very mature decision. I was raised by loving parents who exemplified Christ-like love and selflessness by raising me as their own. Five years following my adoption, they were able to have children of their own and added three more to the family. God works in mysterious ways. He helped a young teenage mom, answered the prayers of a young married couple, all the while seeing to the needs of a helpless child. Having a beautiful wife and three equally beautiful and outstanding children of my own has given me an even greater perspective. Having the intense love I have for my children, I cannot imagine having to give them up, nor can I imagine not being able to have children with no hope of adoption. Having children of my own gives me a very clear understanding of the love our Heavenly Father has for each of his children. My passion is my wife and kids. We travel, snow ski, hike and camp together. I love to ride my bicycle up quiet mountain roads and serve in the Boy Scouts of America. My favorite night is date night, every week with my sweetheart. I love growing a respectable company and working with good people who make it all happen.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon, but I too had to be converted. I have always believed in God. I have always believed in His love for us as His children. God answering prayer made sense to me and as a young adult, so I put my belief to the test. The result of that test is very sacred and dear to my heart. The answers I received act as the foundation of what I have come to know as the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, the same gospel Christ himself established over two thousand years ago during his mortal ministry. Reason leads me to know God wants us to return to live with him again. He gave us a road map to happiness by way of commandments, the recorded teachings of His Prophets, and the recorded teachings of His only begotten Son. Reason tells me there is a plan in place from the foundation of the world and that God is the creator of it. This plan must be fair to all who have ever lived on this earth. He wants all His children to know His plan. Reason tells me, having a Prophet and Apostles on the earth today to testify of His existence and provide guidance and understanding of this plan is consistent with the organization of Christ's true church. It is also very reasonable to believe in a God who wants the best for me. A God who will allow me to fall, to be tested, to make mistakes, all the while providing a way in which I can overcome adversities and be a better person. A God who wants me to push myself to be a better husband, father, friend, employer and neighbor. It is reasonable to think he wants me to work at becoming like Him, not just believing in Him. Despite all these reasonable beliefs, they would not act as my foundation if I did not have the faith to pray to God, listen and then act upon the answers I have received. How grateful I am to loving Heavenly Father who answers prayers. How grateful I am he answers mine and I promise he will answer yours too.

How I live my faith

I am not perfect. I honestly want be the best person I can. I think we all enjoy life a little more when we forget ourselves and focus on service to others. When I put my interests ahead of others, I have made the greatest mistakes of my life. Its no wonder one of the greatest commandments is to love thy neighbor as thyself. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a church centered around service to others. As members, we all serve in the church to help make the organization run smoothly. I have the opportunity right now of serving as an adult leader in the the church's young mens organization. I help young men ages 12-18 work through the Boy Scouts of America program, go on High Adventures, advise them on how to be future leaders, teach them lessons on Sunday, and teach them how to be positive contributors to the community in which they live. It is my goal to help each of them avoid many of the pitfalls that so easily plague the youth of today. My job is to assist the parents in anyway I can by providing wholesome, quality activities that build young men into men of great character. I love seeing the progress of these fine young men. It is an honor to serve them and a huge reward when you see what they become.