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Hi I'm Michael

Grew up in Utah. Served a mission in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg '88-'90. Married in '92. Enjoy living with my wife & 4 boys!

About Me

I was born into a Mormon family. So, I've been a member of the Mormon church for my entire life. When I was 19 I left my family's home in Utah to serve a French speaking mission in Belgium, Luxembourg, and France. I loved the people that I met there. Their cities and countries are beautiful. I want to go back to visit them someday. Currently I enjoy baking, spending time with my four rowdy boys, and taking my wife out for a date every week.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have a testimony of the truthfulness of the teachings of past and present church leaders. I know that we have a living prophet of God that receives revelations and teaches us God's truth. I trust him to lead, guide, and direct me in living a righteous life.

How I live my faith

In the church we have a children's song with the words: Jesus said love everyone; treat them kindly too. When your heart is filled with love, others will love you. These simple words of truth remind me of another important truth: all of us are children of the same Heavenly Father. It seems that all the conflicts which rage around us, locally and globally, would be resolved if the people of the world would remember and act upon these two truths. In my everyday life I greet people with a smile and warm greeting. I try to learn and to remember people's names. I try to create positive relationships because relationships matter. I don't let politics, political correctness, or popular views cloud my knowledge that all of us are brothers and sisters. I believe that our national laws regarding immigration and employment are wrong. Every person deserves the opportunity to come to this promised land, to live freely, and to work hard. I know that Heavenly Father loves you. You are one of his children. Because of this he cares about you and he wants you to be happy. If you will pray; if you will listen for answers; if you will heed the warnings given by the prophets, both ancient and modern; if you will live His laws: then you will be truly happy. You will feel the joy of the love that He has for you.