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Hi I'm Michael Barton

I'm a California boy, I love the outdoors, I'm an avid soccer fan, I'm a student, a husband, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from California, but I am currently living in Idaho, while going to school at BYU Idaho. I love being outside and playing sports. I love the beach, playing the ukele and photography. I served my mission in Birmingham, England. I am married to my beautiful wife and I love my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. My parents are members and they raised me to follow the teachings of the church and to live my life in a good way. Even though I was raised in the church, I am a convert. Everyone who is a member of this church, whether you were raised in it or a convert, must come to know for themselves if it is true. Everyone in this church is a convert. As you study the Book of Mormon and pray to our Heavenly Father to know if its is true you WILL receive an answer to your prayers. It may not be a vision or some marvelous revelation, BUT you will get an answer. I received my answer through just how I live my everyday life. I am happy. I know Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father love me, and because of that I want to follow them. When I am living the gospel daily in my life I find myself happier than when I am not doing what I should be. And that tells me something. That happiness comes through living the gospel of Christ. Heavenly Father is our father and we are all His children. Jesus Christ is our brother and he died for us so we could return and live with him and our father someday. This church is true. Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. He prayed to know which church to join and he saw God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. He translated the Book of Mormon by the power and authority of God. I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that the Book of Mormon is true and as we follow it, and apply it to our lives, we will be happy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an example to those around me. I served as a missionary in the England Birmingham Mission. I have learnt that people know what I believe and they watch me. I have the chance to be an example to those around me. I know that Jesus is the Christ and that He loves each and every one of us. I love to be an example in how I live my life. I just try every day to be happy and do the right thing. As I do this I feel I am being Christlike and showing what it is that I believe in.