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Hi I'm Mike

I grew up as an Army brat and traveled around with my parents. My father retired and we returned to Georgia. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am employed as a special investigator doing background investigations and have done this work as a contractor and as an employee of the US Defense Department. I have had many jobs over my life, such as, police officer, Air Force Security Police, Correctional Officer, Special Agent, but settled on doing background investigations as this allowed me to be home more. I also served in the US Army on active duty and later was in the USAF Reserve until I retired. My favorite thing to do is to get away with my wife to some secluded place where we are alone.

Why I am a Mormon

I first heard of the "Mormon" church when I was in the Army. I was in the barracks reading a letter from my sister who told me that she and her husband had joined the Mormon church (a church that I had never heard of). I said out loud "What is the Mormon Church?" Others in the bay began to make unfavorable comments about the Mormon Church. A few days later, two young soldiers walked into our bay and said that they had heard that someone here wanted to know more about the Mormon Church. Again there was an uproar of unfavorable comments of others in the bay. I explained to them that my sister had joined the church but I was not interested. They replied that if I ever wanted to know more to contact them. Looking back, I can see that these young men showed courage in coming to find me. First they were rather small men. Going into an area that was not where you belonged was asking for trouble. I never saw them again. Upon getting out of the Army, I returned home, and my sister who had become Mormon, began to tell me a little here and a little there about the church. I was not interested. She introduced me to the missionaries who were only a year or two younger than me. They always seemed happy to see me. I felt uncomfortable as I was not used to anyone being glad to see me. Eventually my sister asked me to take the "discussions" from the missionaries. I did so just to humor her. I had no intention of becoming a Mormon. I met with the missionaries in a vacant apartment. They said they were having a baptism on a certain date and asked what I would be doing that day. I was not going to get baptized. Then I received a witness from the Holy Ghost that what they told me was true and I said "I guess I will be getting baptized."

How I live my faith

I have been a member of the church for 43 years now. I can see how I have slowly grown and improved, line upon line. I don't think I could face this world without a knowledge of the restored gospel. Through it I know that all of the terrible things happening today were known long ago and that there will be no peace until the "Prince of Peace" returns.