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Hi I'm Mick Jolly

I'm a husband to a wonderful wife, the father of 10 outstanding children, a martial arts school instructor and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family and I operate a full time martial arts school where we get to know so many great people in our community. I'm a former law enforcement officer who served as a Deputy, Detective and a US Secret Service Special Agent. I now volunteer as a Reserve Deputy with our local sheriff's office. I speak Spanish and served as a missionary for two years in Puerto Rico. I graduated from BYU with a degree in Spanish and PR. I like to get outdoors and enjoy martial arts events with my family. As the father of 10 children I enjoy watching them participate in martial arts and compete, and they have won various national events. I also like to cook with a Dutch Oven. I find it a relaxing change of pace. You have to take time to relax when you cook with a Dutch Oven since it is not the fastest way to cook. However, the food that results whether it be deserts or main course meals is outstanding.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have a strong belief in Jesus Christ and I know that he loves each of us and me individually. Being a Mormon or member of the Church of Jesus Christ changed my life for the better and has blessed my life and the lives of my family members greatly. My membership as a "Mormon" allows me to serve Jesus Christ. One of the things that struck me early on when investigating the Church is that the leadership must work a job for their own support and do not get paid anything from the Church. How cool is that? However, the most important thing is how I feel when I hear the message of the gospel as taught in the Church. You know it is true in every part of your body.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is great! We have time set aside for family. We attend Church together, socialize and support other members of the Church. One of the greatest things is attending one of our Church's Temples where our family is sealed for time and eternity. That is instead of the "till death do you part" marriage. We believe that our family will be together forever. Now that is wonderful. Another great thing is how being a Mormon means that we be the best member of our family, best member of our community and a good citizen of our country. In essence we follow the golden rule and treat others as we would want to be treated.