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Hi I'm Michael Halcomb

I have lived in Phoenix, AZ as well as Atlanta, GA. I am a full time student, worker, and husband. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, my name is Michael Halcomb and I love to be productive. Every weekday morning I get up at 4:45AM to get ready to go to work. I currently am employed for an internet retail company that sells blinds. For 8 hours a day I answer phone calls for customers that are having a difficult time maneuvering around the website. I educate them and help them figure out what they want and then place the order for them. At 3:00PM I then leave for work and go to school at a local community college. I am currently enrolled as a full time student so I may qualify for the Presidential's Scholarship. The couple hours that I have available to me I spend studying and getting ready for my following classes. From there I am at school until 9:00PM where I then go home to my wonderful wife (whose schedule is not that much different than mine!) I have a wonderful wife, whom I have been happily married too.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church with my family. We were all encouraged to attend our meetings and participate in youth activities. I found the gospel to be true because I felt the Holy Spirit whisper to my mind and heart. I know this Church is true, it is simple, it teaches us to do right, and only leads us back to our Heavenly Father. I know that Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet, to restore those simple teachings that were lost so long ago. I know that we have a prophet on the earth today. This is the Lords work and His Glory, which is to bring to past the immortality and eternal life of man.

How I live my faith

I cannot say that I am perfect. But what I can say is that I do my very best and I know that is what matters most. I am constantly working on improving myself. My Faith is what keeps me on the straight and narrow path that will eventually lead me back to live with my Heavenly Father. This path is not a set of guidelines/rules/regulations but a commandment from our Heavenly Father so that we may better ourselves to our true potential. As I have lived my life, I have found that by living the principles and ordinances of the gospel of Jesus Christ I have made leaps and bounds in propelling my life in the direction of success, love, peace, and happiness. I am blessed to work with the little children in my congregation (4 years old). It amazes me that the things we teach them are very simple, and profound. Here I am, teaching 4 year olds the meaning of life. Why are we here? What is the purpose of life? Scientists and Philosophers debate upon hours trying to determine the answer to this question, and yet all of my 4 year old primary children know the truth to this. I know that what I teach the spirit teaches them is true.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Michael Halcomb
Yes, Mormons do regard the Bible to be Holy Scripture and the word of God. It contains truth, and insightful teachings that can help us reach our full potential and return to live with our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Michael Halcomb
The best way that I can explain this to you, is by quoting a Book of Mormon prophet named Moroni. At the very end of the Book of Mormon, he has witnessed his whole civilization destroyed by the wicked people called the Lamanites. To protect the sacred scripture from being destroyed by them, he is commanded by God to bury the Book of Mormon. Before he does he encourages everyone sincerely pray to your Heavenly Father, and ask him if what you are learning is true. If you continue to study and give thoughtful consideration to what you are learning, and listen with your heart to the sweet feelings of inspiriation from the Holy Ghost, He will whisper in your heart and mind that what you are learning and hearing is true. I know that this is true by that same power, and I would encourage you also to find out for yourself that it is true. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Michael Halcomb
A lot of people always ask, why don't you drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? As Mormons, we choose not to partake of these substances because of the spiritual and physical blessings promised us. True, by not smoking, drinking coffee/tea, or participating in any illegal drugs we receive physical strength and blessings of health. But a lot of people seem to overlook the spiritual blessings promised. By abstaining from these substances, we are promised that the spirit will be more abundant in our lives and that we will feel his promptings continually. This allows God to direct us and allows us to be effective tools within His hands. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Michael Halcomb
Its not that the temples are secret, it is that they are sacred to us as members of the Church. Everyone can enter into God's Holy temples however our Heavenly Father has set certain conditions upon which we must meet to receive these great blessings that He wants ALL of us to receive. This involves being baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and living the commandments that our Heavenly Father has set for everyone. In the temple, we learn eternal truths, receive sacred ordinanaces (which includes that of a husband and wife be sealed together for eternity), and provide ordinances such as baptism for those that have died without being given the opportunity to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Michael Halcomb
After the death of Jesus Christ, His apostles did everything they could to keep the Church of Jesus Christ alive through revelation. However they all knew that a "falling away", or an apostasy, must come about before the second coming of Jesus Christ. It is quoted in the Book of Acts 3:19-21. Soon enough, the apostles and prophets of Jesus Christs church were killed. The only thing left of the church of Jesus Christ was that of his scripture. Throughout the years, the Bible underwent many mis-interpretations and mis-translations which eventually led to the loss of many key and simple truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith was one who was caught up in this great confusion of words amongst the different congregations. He then decided to do some study on his own, which led him to go and ask God for himself as to what he should do. It was then in the spring of 1820 that God the Father, and His Son Jesus Christ appeared unto him and began the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ once again upon the earth. Show more Show less