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Hi I'm Michael A. Serrano

I'm a Mormon. Three years ago I converted to the church and later met my wife. We were married last year in the Sacramento Temple.

About Me

I love art and music. My wife and I are currently going to school in Arizona and we plan on moving back up to Provo, UT sometime next year to finish up school at BYU. I am an art major but I would like to go through BYU's film program and work for the church and also make church films. I hope to share my life with people through my films and help strengthen or help them gain and firm testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I mostly spend time with my wife, watch movies, read comic books, ride my bike and run. I love my life and where I am going thanks to the missionaries who taught me the discussions.

Why I am a Mormon

I am very proud of who I have become. From my families history I could have became a number of things, good and bad. But after 19 years of constantly battling with life and the death of my older brother, I wanted to know why I am here? What's the point of constantly being unhappy and afraid of the world? So one evening I asked a co-worker of mine, what it means to be a Mormon. She was able to answer a few of my questions but quickly found the missionaries in my area. I met with them a couple of weeks later and was baptized two weeks after that. I had already known of Jesus Christ and his sacrifice but when I first heard of Joseph Smith and all he had sacrificed for me to be a member of this church, I couldn't help but feel warmth surge through my body. The missionaries helped me recognize the spirit that day and gave me the challenge to read the Book of Mormon. My life has been constantly moving forward since then. In the ward I was baptized in I was able to meet a beautiful girl my age and after a couple of years of dating we were married in the Sacramento Temple in August of 2010. I don't know where I would be without my wife, my ward, and my savior but I do know that the Lord has a plan for all of us and all he wants is for us to come home and rejoice together.

How I live my faith

I am constantly praying to my heavenly father, reading my scriptures, amplifying my calling in my ward, listening to the promptings of the spirit and trying to be the best person and husband I can be. Each week when I partake of the sacrament I try to seriously reflect on my past week and thank heavenly father for the opportunity to be better next week. My wife and I try to always keep the spirit in our home by praying often and keeping the commandments. We love our callings and are always looking for ways to serve others so that we can help members of our ward or help people come unto Christ.

Are Mormons Christians?

Michael A. Serrano
Official Church Answer Gordon B. Hinckley, prior President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1995-2008), said: “We are Christians in a very real sense and that is coming to be more and more widely recognized. Once upon a time people everywhere said we are not Christians. They have come to recognize that we are, and that we have a very vital and dynamic religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. We, of course, accept Jesus Christ as our Leader, our King, our Savior...the dominant figure in the history of the world, the only perfect Man who ever walked the earth, the living Son of the living God. He is our Savior and our Redeemer through whose atoning sacrifice has come the opportunity of eternal life. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pray and worship in the name of Jesus Christ. He is the center of our faith and the head of our Church. The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ and witnesses of His divinity, His life, and His Atonement.” Show more Show less