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Hi I'm Michael

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was not born into the Mormon Faith, but I was born to loving parents. The first born of seven children. I confess that I had a great childhood that I attribute to my good parents. So growing up I assumed everyone had that same experience. I was privleged to serve a two year mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to a Spanish Speaking Mission in Melbourne, Australia. I would like to think that that service blessed me to eventually meet my wife. Six years after my mission, I was intoduced to a girl from Australia. A girl who was baptized into the Church in another part of Australia, during the same time I served in Melborne. My wife is a gift. She has been my partner though many hardships. Together we have only four children. And we are now grand-parents to two grand-children. I was able to earn two Bachelor Degrees and a Medical Degree, and I work as a Physician in a rural area. I work as the Hospitalist and an Emergency Room physician in our counties only hospital.

Why I am a Mormon

It was my father who led our family to the Mormon Faith. He was attracted by it's focus on the family. And as I grew and was old enough to see the difference it made in our lives, by making "Mormonism" our way of life, I still feel excited about my fathers decision. I'm now 57 years of age, a father myself, a grand-father, and a husband of near 30 years. I continue to grow in my love for my Father-in-Heaven. You see, I perceive God the Father as a loving Father, just like my Dad. I feel our Father-in-Heaven loves everyone of us. He does not want any of us to fail. But I believe we have to ask him for help, and too many of us don't. In my own early life, my earthly father sat me down once and had a serious father-son talk with me. He revealed to me his own growing up years was not so great. His father left him when he was only five years old, and he was not raised in any religion. He told me, somehow, he believed in a loving God. And he preceived that what would make him happy would be having a happy family. He said he made a promise that should he find a woman to marry him he would work to treasure her and treat her well; and should he have children, that he would be there for them. He succeeded in being that best husband and best father that I could ever comprehend. Then in a lovingly, stern manner, he asked to do the same, and told me if I followed that formula, then I will be truely happy. Guess what? Being a husband and a father, and a grand-father, does make my happy. This church has helped me understand and draw closer to a God the Father, and has helped be a better man, a better caring physician, a better husband, and a better father.

How I live my faith

I chose to work in a community that has difficulty getting physicians because I have the urge inside me to contribute and to serve. I feel my talents to absorb knowledge, and become a physician is a blessing from God. And that I needed to use it. I use every opportunity to tell people around here about my Faith. I pray everyday to our Father-in-Heaven to help me not error when I get into a life and death situation. I attend church every week when I am not working. I read the scriptures. I call my children often, who are now adults and away from me, to let them know I love them. I cherish my wife. I enjoy teaching sunday school classes because I have a captive audience that I can can share exciting messages with them.