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Hi I'm Mike

I'm a father of four. I'm an entrepreneur. I love to cook. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband and father of four awesome kids; three girls and a baby boy. "Surf Monday", with my wife and kids is the best day of the week. I love just about everything that has to do with the water. I'm an entrepreneur. I started a business back when I was in college and have been busy running it for the past 10 years. We've had our ups and our fair share of downs, but over all it's been a great learning experience and I wouldn't change a thing. I love to cook. My wife can boil a mean pot of water, but if you're looking for toast you better come to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the gospel by some of my friends from high school soon after we had graduated. One of my best friends was getting ready to leave on a 2 year mission and asked me to speak at his "farewell" in church. I thought he was crazy. I wasn't even a MEMBER of his church. But, I wasn't exactly shy, so I said yes. He told me to just talk about friendship but to try to "make it spiritual". I had no idea what he meant, but I prepared a talk and was actually pretty proud of it. I'd even managed to work in a few scriptures. I was feeling confident, even a little cocky, but as I sat at on the stand and watched the chapel fill to overflowing, the nerves set in. At first a simple leg bounce, but soon beads of sweat were dripping down my face. I thought to myself, "You can't do this. Just get up and walk out the side door". Crazy as it sounds, I couldn't stand. I nudged my friend and said, "I can't do this." He glanced at me and "sh"ed me to be quite. My mind was racing. What was I going to do? I had been around these "Mormons", enough to know that they talked a lot about prayer and how it can help in any situation. So I prayed; probably my first real prayer. I didn't really know what to say. I had heard plenty of prayers before meals, so I just imitated those but replaced blessing the food with blessing me. As I ended the prayer, it felt like a bucket of warm water was poured over me from head to toe. My hands stopped shaking. The sweat was gone. I had strength in my legs again. My breathing was normal. Just then my buddy elbowed me and it was my turn to speak. I stood up and gave my talk as if it were no big deal. I finished and sat back down wondering, "What just happened to me?" I soon found out that what I had felt that day was the Holy Ghost and that my loving Heavenly Father had answered my humble prayer. A few weeks later I was baptized and I've chosen to live the gospel and look to my Heavenly Father for strength ever since.

How I live my faith

Finding the gospel and living by the teachings of Jesus Christ have truly brought me every good thing in my life. I do my best to treat others with kindness and respect. I have learned that spiritual nourishment is as important in my daily life as food, water and air. I have made promises to my Father in Heaven and I live my life constantly trying to keep those commitments. I'm by no means perfect, but that is the beautiful thing about the Gospel; we give our VERY BEST and although we inevitably fall short, Jesus Christ is there with open arms, loving us.