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Hi I'm Mike

Born and raised near Salt Lake City, but have lived from coast to coast. I work in technology management. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently living in a small town just south of Denver. My work has brought me to the major technology centers across the US and I have lived in most of them, Seattle, Boston, Washington DC, and now the Denver area. I travel back and forth to our nation’s capital as an expert in architecting technological solutions, design and systems engineering, implementing change and new technologies, and ensuring information availability. While my work keeps me traveling 25% of the time, I really enjoy the time I spend with my family. I have five active children whose education, sports, Boy Scouts, and spiritual upbringing is extremely important. My wonderful wife keeps things running while I am gone and I am exuberant that we share a common believe that our children need to learn to be responsible for their own actions. I hold an Undergraduate degree in Telecommunications and a Graduate degree in Technology Management. In my free time, I enjoy camping with the Boy Scouts from our Troop, hiking with the kids, traveling to see the wonderful world our heavenly father has given us, and every now and again I get to take my wife out on the town.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was raised a Mormon, I choose to be a Mormon for several reasons. First and foremost, in my heart and mind, I feel the teachings are true, the book of Mormon is true, and that our heavenly father loves us as much as he did in the days of old when he sent prophets to educate and warn the people. I have often looked at my life and at how the teachings of Jesus have effected how I live it. The great thing about being a Mormon is the grand goals you realize God has for us. He sent his son, Jesus Christ to show us where we belong and how to get there. His teachings, along with modern revelation ensure we stay on the path no matter what curveballs the world throws our way. I have been prepared from my youth, line upon line, and precept upon precept including how to keep my body healthy, to stay away from drugs, alcohol, and tobacco. I have been taught that our Mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends of the female persuasions, are all daughters of God and should be treated with respect to their station as partners in life and have the sacred ability of bearing and raising our children. During my life, I have seen the evidence from those who refuse to accept these truths and the pain abuse causes. I have also seen the joy and the precious miracles true faithfulness brings to men and women when they live in harmony with the teachings of the Gospel. I choose to be a Mormon because the truths introduced in the Bible are strengthened by our Prophets and their recorded teachings in other books like the book of Mormon. The spirit has testified to me the truthfulness of the Scriptures through the Holy Spirit and there is no one on earth that can take that testimony away. If I were to deny it, I would be denying the love of our Father.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is more than just attending Church services every week; it is having a personal relationship with my Father in Heaven and his son Jesus Christ. I have dedicated my life to living the commandments to their fullness, by magnifying the two great commandments to love God and love our neighbors. I strive to treat everyone I meet with the same regard for life and respect for their humanity. Living my faith can be difficult at times; there are times I find it hard not to speak harshly to another when my expectations have not been met. I also have strived to hold my tongue when I have nothing nice to say about another, whether to their face or behind their back at the water cooler. I strive to see the best in the decisions others make and realize that most of the time, others intentions are for what they believe is good. I also believe that there are those whose faith has lead them to treat others badly, to abuse the power and trust others have placed in them, and my faith says that there are times when I need to stand up for what is right, good intentions or not. I live to make my Father pleased with how I have spent my talents and promoted the talents of others. Finally, I live my faith in my Heart and Soul. By dedicating my quite time to reflect the wonders God has made around me, I feel the peace of which only God can provide.

In whom should we have faith?

Mike
We need to have Faith in Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and yourself. Faith that God is our Father and that he loves us. Have faith that God wants us to return to live with him. Have Faith in our Savor Jesus Christ. He came to earth, he Atoned for our sins, and he raised from the dead. Because he broke the bonds of death and sin, Jesus enables us to return to live with our Father. Finally, have faith in yourself. Believe that you can live your life so Jesus will embrace you when you finally come before him. Show more Show less