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Hi I'm Mike Baker

I am the Husband of 1, father of 10, sibling to 7, Grandfather of 4 with another on the way, Business owner & I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I own a demolition company which specializes in silo demolition. I am dad to 10 awesome children, 1 who passed away at age 20 at one of my demolition sites (man what guilt and grief), grandfather to 4, with another on the way. I love difficult and challenging tasks which stretch my entrepreneurial spirit. I volunteer as a court appointed special advocate (CASA) representing and looking out for children who are abused and neglected. I love to sing. I appreciate all good music in many styles. Sissel is my favorite artist. I love people.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always know that Jesus is the Christ and that he is the perfect example of goodness. My mother joined the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints before I was born. I hesitate to say that I was raised in the church. My father joined the church when I was 16 years old. I have always had a desire to be a good person and loved attending Church. In fact some of my siblings didn't like me when I told mom that I wanted to go to church, because it meant that one of them had to go because I was too young to drive myself. I have had many good and great people help me on my path to salvation. Being raised in the church is no guarantee that you will continue as a Mormon. After a brief period of not attending church, I fell in love with a beautiful young woman who was a Methodist and was very dedicated to Jesus Christ. We married, and 3 weeks later she decided to be baptized. We've never looked back. Married 33 years, now, and more in love than ever. I have been blessed to have Heavenly Father look after me and mine all of my days. I have experienced miracle after miracle after miracle in my life. The day that my son passed away was without question the most difficult day of my life. At the same time, it was the most blessed because heaven was closer than it had ever been before. I know God lives. I know Jesus is the Christ. I have experienced his great love and have felt his loving embrace. I know that my Redeemer lives and loves me.

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunity to serve my fellow man in so many ways. I have been a CASA for the abused and neglected young people in our community. I am currently serving as the Branch President of our local church unit. I have served in the young men's program, the men's organization, as a primary teacher teaching children ages 3 to 12, which is by far the most rewarding assignment I've ever had. It is no wonder the Lord said, "Let the little children come to me". I travel a lot, and at times I prepare small lunch sacks which I can hand out when I encounter one who is less fortunate or homeless. Jesus said, "Let not the beggar put up his petition in vain." Another has said, When ye are in the service of your fellow man, ye are only in the service of your God. I love being in the service of my fellowman and God.