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Hi I'm Mike

I am a husband, father, an architect, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an architect which is what I have wanted to do since I was about twelve. I love designing buildings and improving the world around me. I have three children and wonderful wife. I feel truly blessed and much of this is do to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents that were active members of the LDS church. I grew up going to church every Sunday and served a mission to the Philippines. Even though I had been taught the principles of the Gospel my entire life, I needed to find out for myself if this is what God really wanted me to do. I have received countless witnesses to the truth of the Gospel of Christ, His plan for me and the validity His church. I remember a time on my mission in the Philippines when a man asked me what we were selling. I thought that was odd until I realized that only the Mormon missionaries and the Electrolux vacuum salesmen wore white shirts and ties. I was able to tell the man that we weren't selling anything. We just want to share our beliefs with people and see if they are interested. The missionaries don't have a sales pitch and they don't try to convince people to be converted. The Lord's chosen people will hear His voice and recognize Him when He calls. I am proud to be a member of His church and thankful for my relationship with Him.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities to serve in the church. My mission has been the most obvious one. My grandfather fought in WWII in the Philippines and I felt honored to serve there nearly 50 years later.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

I very much appreciate the fact that the LDS church does not endorse political parties or candidates. Some of my political views differ from others in the LDS faith, and LDS candidates can be found in both political parties. Common ground is found in the principles of the gospel: Families are at the center of the Gospel of Christ, people should gain as much education as possible, treat all people as equals, and follow the example of Christ by seeking for peace. Show more Show less