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Hi I'm Michael

I'm exceptionally ordinary and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband and father. I enjoy traveling, genealogy and computer technology. I'm a college graduate and a business owner. My family includes four cats, one dog, and a rabbit.

Why I am a Mormon

In my early twenties, I realized there was an emptiness that I felt no academic or professional acheivement could fulfill. I saw that some of my friends seemed happy and were enjoying life. The difference was that they had a belief in Jesus Christ and I did not. Eventually, missionaries found me and asked that I read and pray about the Book of Mormon. I received an answer that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. The answer came in a way that I cannot deny - it is true. The best part about this is that I found out on my own - that Heavenly Father loved me enough to answer my personal prayer. One of the greatest ways that Heavenly Father shows His love towards me and all His children is through the possibility of having an eternal family. A husband, wife and children all living together forever is a great blessing. I am a Mormon because I have felt and continue to feel Heavenly Father's love for me. As I consider the teachings of the Savior and the wonderful blessing of an eternal family, I can conceive of no other place for me than in a Church that teaches the reality of these things.

How I live my faith

Teaching and serving others is how I live my faith. Whether it is at church or in my profession, I enjoy teaching and serving others. Which is a little odd given my natural tendency to be introverted, but Heavenly Father has blessed me to overcome my natural self and be a better person - one who loves to give of his time and talents to help others be better. My profession is service oriented - I help people do that which they are unable or unwilling to do on their own. My duties in the Church also give me many opportunities to teach others. I feel a great joy as I stand before a group of people and speak about some aspect of the Gospel of Christ. I realize the talents and knowledge I have are gifts from God and I have a sacred responsibility to share them with those in need. It is a wonderful thing to see others lifted up by your efforts. It is also very humbling to know that Heavenly Father wants you to be His servant and assist Him in blessing His children.