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Hi I'm Michael

I am a farmer. I grew up in Logan, Utah and graduated from Utah State University. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the father of 10 children, 5 girls and 5 boys. My wife and I have always loved going on trips with our children and spending time with them. Seven of our children are married and we have two unmarried boys in college and our last child is in elementary school. We have 14 grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of this church because I believe it is the only true religion on the earth. I love the principles of faith, hope, and charity found in the Bible and explained in further detail in the Book of Mormon. I know that God lives and that His Son, Jesus Christ lives and is my Redeemer. I believe in the power of prayer because I have had many occasions when my own personal prayers have been answered. I try to so live that the Holy Ghost can be my constant companion to guide me in my daily decisions and to help me be of service to my family and the people around me. I believe that there is life after death, and that families can live together again after death through the sacred ordinances performed in holy temples. Everything I do, everything I live for, is based on my testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It provides a foundation, a purpose and a plan for my life. Without it, I would be lost, as so many people in the world are today.

How I live my faith

I have served in many positions in the church and have learned a lot in doing so. I enjoy being a Home Teacher, which means that I have a family or two or three that I visit and keep in touch with on a monthly basis. This is an opportunity to get to know them and become friends with people I might not otherwise know very well. I have formed many friendships this way. I have taught the youth and enjoyed working with them. I have been a Bishop as well as a Stake President, which means that I have had the opportunity to serve in leadership positions in the church. But serving in these positions has taught me that these are only opportunities to be of service and I am glad to be able to be an instrument in the Lord's hands in any way I can.