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Hi I'm Mike

I grew up in Ft. Worth, Texas and served in the U.S. Air Force for several years where I was baptized. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m Mike and I’ll tell you a little about me and my life. First and foremost I am married to my best friend Sharon. She and I were married in the Salt Lake Temple and sealed together for time on this earth and for after our deaths have occurred in the eternities to come. We love each other and find new ways to do so as the years pass. We have five children and currently four grandchildren. We think our family is a great family; however we know that we are not a perfect family. We strive for this in our lives daily, hoping to iron out the defects of our humanity as our lives progress. My wife is a school teacher, currently working to help autistic elementary age children learn the basics of life and I am a mortician – funeral director and embalmer. We have both chosen to work in service oriented occupations because - we are made that way. Sharon and I like most outdoor activities to include fishing, any water activity, bird watching/identity, gardening – both floral and vegetables, family history research and all family activities.

Why I am a Mormon

While a youth I struggled to understand very basic things about this world I lived in. Some of the questions I had about life in general included who I am as an individual, where did I come from and where was I going not only in life, but where was I to end up when this earth life was over. I searched these specific questions out almost daily. When I was in my nineteenth year I felt impressed to join up in the Air Force. I did not particularly want to do so, but I knew instinctively that I must. And do so, I did. I became acquainted with a man on the bus. When we disembarked we were paired up along with two others and had dinner in the chow hall. Immediately, this man and I were engaged in religious conversations. After a day or two had passed, he began to read the Book of Mormon to me in our non-training time in the barracks. I began to understand the three questions I had been asking. Who am I – I learned what I already knew inside myself, that in fact I was a child of God. I learned where I came from – I came from the pre-existence where I and my new found brother from Cuba once resided with our Father and Mother in Heaven – where we were taught and nurtured by eternally true principles that were being taught to Gods children, all of his children. I learned about the war that took place between Lucifer and Jesus and that those that followed Lucifer were cast out of heaven and those that followed Jesus were allowed to come to an earth where they would be able to receive a body of flesh and blood and where we would have our own free agency to live our lives as we willed, not as Lucifer wanted – to NOT allow us to have free agency and that all would return to God the Eternal Father. These things learned in just a few weeks. So I was baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have been a member ever since. I am grateful for free agency which allows each of us to return to God if we wish, of our own free will and choice.

How I live my faith

My wife and I both serve in the Church - callings that have been prayerfully extended to us by our leaders. So we serve willingly and with the idea that whatever calling we serve in we are serving our fellow men and women and by doing so, we are in the service of our God. I have served working with the young men of the Church, in the Primary teaching young children of the restoration of the gospel to the earth, administrative and secretarial assignments, as a counselor to a bishop, as a bishop, and currently I serve as one of twelve advisers to my stake president. I help our stake with activities that allow for the members and many friends who are not members of this Church the opportunity to enjoy social events where people can come and know that all of their family members can enjoy the event. I serve in the Church because I want to be of service to people and enjoy the inter action between my friends and associates. It makes me a better person to do so.