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Hi I'm Mike

I'm an artist and a father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a freelance graphic designer, which not only gives me the opportunity to use my skill as an artist, but allows me to spend more time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because I grew up in the church... and was converted when I was 19. Although I grew up as a member of the church, the older I got the more questions I had. But the more questions I had, the more afraid I was to search for the answers. I was afraid that my questions couldn't be answered, or that the answers I would find might conflict with what I hoped was true. Like most guys who had grown up in the church, I always planned on serving a full-time mission when I turned 19. But as the day when I would need to make that commitment came closer and closer, I began making more and more excuses about why I wasn't ready. It wasn't until one night a good friend cut through the excuses and asked why I was really delaying a mission that I admitted for the first time that I had doubts about Joseph Smith. She told me that it was okay to have questions, and that I could find the answers in Joseph Smith's own words if I would read the Joseph Smith History. I told her that I had read it before- more or less. But she made me promise that I wouldn't go to sleep that night until I had read it again. That night as I read Joseph Smith's writing, it had more impact than anything I had ever read. When I was done, I felt as though I had just had a conversation with Joseph Smith himself, and that my impression of him was that he was honest and humble. I knelt and prayed, asking God if Joseph Smith was His prophet and if the Book of Mormon was true. The answer I received that night was so clear and undeniable, it was as though the Lord was speaking to me directly when the words came to me, "You already know it's true. Just do what you need to do." That very week I quit my job and moved home to make the final preparations to go on a mission.

How I live my faith

I served a two-year mission, but my mission is far from over. I live my faith by always striving to be an example of Jesus Christ.