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Hi I'm Mike

I'm a husband and a father. I grew up in Alabama, but call Texas home now. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the husband of a wonderful lady, Mary. She's the light of my life. We have 5 beautiful children...3 boys and 2 girls...ranging from 5 years old to 15 years old. I work at a technology company. With a large family, as you can imagine, our time is spent doing family activities. Whether it is going to our son's flag football games, going to piano practices and recitals, attending school activities, playing games at home, going to the park, going on family vacations...we love spending time together. I love my family. I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love the family values that are taught in the Mormon Church.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the end of my 10th grade year in high school. I grew up in the Baptist Church. I am thankful for my upbringing as a Baptist because I was taught in my youth of the goodness of God and the wonderful sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ. The missionaries from the Mormon church met my oldest brother while he was at college. He was baptized into the Mormon church shortly thereafter. Not long after that, my mother decided to join the church. It took me a few years, but I joined the church when I was 16. My decision was simple. I saw the positive difference that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints had made in the lives of my brother and mother. They were good people before they became Mormons, but they seemed even better to me afterward. I truly saw them living a Christ-like life. I would summarize my conversion to Mormonism as this...I took all the wonderful principles that I was taught as a youth in the Baptist church and I added to it the teachings of the Mormon church. Namely that God also speaks to prophets in our day. The fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was restored in the early 1800's through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I have a testimony that he saw God the Father and Jesus Christ and that through him, they restored the fullness of Gospel. It is comforting to know that in a day and age with moral decay all around, our church is led by a living prophet who receives revelation for our times and the challenges of our day.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in all aspects of my life. Being a Mormon is not just a Sunday activity. As a follower of Jesus Christ I strive to follow the example of the Savior and show kindness and love to everyone that I come in contact with on a daily basis. You never know when a simple act of service, a simple smile or kind gesture will make a positive difference in someone's day. The current responsibility that I have at church is a councilor in the Bishopric. The Bishop of a congregation is like the Pastor in the Baptist church. It's my responsibility to help the Bishop. This entails things like meeting with the youth, teaching lessons, attending meetings where we talk about how we can help families and individuals and also giving service to members of the congregation and the community.