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Hi I'm Michael

I am a college student going into Electrical Engineering. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Senior in college and am about to obtain a BS in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. I grew up as the son of an Air Force officer and have live all over the United States and in many countries throughout the world. I speak Spanish and English fluently and have learned a small bit of Japanese. I enjoy playing sports of every kind but especially soccer which I played all through high school. I balance a full load of college credits along with my job, sports teams, church calling, and still try to find time to spend with friends and to go hiking on the weekends.

Why I am a Mormon

Being an avid Iowa Hawkeyes fan I fully understand what people mean when they say that most younger people are 'brainwashed' into their faith. I was born while my father was still attending the University of Iowa but moved away before I can remember, yet because of my father I still cheer for them to this day. I lived off of borrowed faith for many years of my life before I decided to make it a faith of my own. While living at home it is easy to believe what your parents say but the second you move out you can no longer rely upon that support to carry you through. While on my high school soccer team I was questioned about my faith on multiple occasions that helped me to recognize that if I wanted to properly explain to them what it was I believed then I needed to better understand myself exactly what that was. I have always been a quick learner and could easily recall many of the stories from the scriptures and much of what had been taught in church on Sundays. It helped me to convince myself in my mind that logically it all made sense, but that wasn't enough to convince me that I knew what I had been taught was true. I continued to learn and grow but it wasn't until years later that I had the first experience that truly convinced me that what I knew absolutely correct. Twice a year the prophet and twelve apostles hold a general conference with the members of the church that is broadcast throughout the world. I distinctly remember the feeling I had one day as I listened to the words of one of these inspired men of God. I don't recall what he said, but I clearly remember what I felt in my heart, and it was a feeling of peace and call accompanied with a thought that I felt more in my heart than in my mind. That thought was a confirming voice that these men are called of God to lead and direct his people upon the Earth today. When the spirit whispers to your heart like that you can not turn against it.

How I live my faith

I love to be a part of the world around me. During the week I study and prepare a lesson from the New Testament that I teach during our Sunday School classes every other week. I try to stay in tune with the needs and desires of those who I teach so that I can better help them grow closer to their Father in Heaven. When I am not busy with school are church I also enjoy the occasional bake off(who ever said that men can't cook!). Having a large sweet tooth I generally restrict myself to large batches of cookies or other baked sweets that I then share with all around me. I have been told that my snicker doodle cookies are divine and love the smiles that appear upon everyone's face who enjoys a delicious treat with me. Life is all about the small moments and I try to make every day a good memory and love when others can share that joy with me.