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Hi I'm Mike Spainhower

My identity begins with being a christian, a husband and father. I'm a home designer, coach, musician, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and a father of 4 beautiful children, 2 girls and 2 boys. I love my wife and children. They bring the greatest joy to my life. Nothing makes me happier than talking with them as a family and watching them laugh and smile with each other, along with seeing them make good choices. I am a home designer by profession and love to create a design on the computer, have it printed onto paper, and watch it come to life by being built from the ground up to become a 3D element that started with a few two dimensional lines on the computer. I am a coach. I have coached baseball for 10 years and get great satisfaction to see the players learn and be rewarded for the work they put in to improve their skills for the good of the team. I love the element of humanity and the part that the mind plays in the level of performance during a sporting event. I love that the team can play to a level greater than the skills of the individuals. I am a musician. I play the miraphone (tuba) and have played in many types of wind ensembles and orchestras. I am a Christian and love being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love the lessons learned from the scriptures and from the life of Christ but mostly delight in the eternal doctrines found in them and how all the truths support the other without contradictions. That is important to me because it brings peace to me that I am putting trust in eternal truths and not in thoughts of man that may change as time changes.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt in my life that it is good and right to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a young boy I believe I felt a peace come over me as I read the Bible and felt Heavenly Father's love for me. As a teenager, while attending Sacrament meeting and listening to the person bear his testimony, I had the thought come into my mind that "this was good". That thought dispelled any doubt I may have had before or any doubt that may have entered in my mind later in life. It wasn't that I was doubting at that time and it was really quite unexpected, but it gave me a convincing feeling of the truthfulness that persuaded me to feel "there is no doubt" that the Church is true. As time went on, many more little experiences gave me this same feeling which came into my mind and heart which built up to be a testimony of the doctrines of the gospel. These feelings are peace, hope and love. I am a Mormon also because of the emphasis the Church places on the eternal nature of the family unit. In the home, we can learn the great love Heavenly Father has for his children. Because of his love, he desires us to be able to come home after this life and live with our family in his eternal kingdom. This love is equaled by the Savior who, through his Atonement, made it possible for eternal happiness by giving us the opportunity to be cleansed and be forgiven of our sins allowing us to fulfill his plan and return to his presence after this life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to follow Jesus' example of service and love he showed towards the people around him. To me, this is one of the main purposes of life - for us to develop the same love Heavenly Father and the Savior has for our brothers and sisters. I feel one way to help me live my faith is by feasting on the good word of God and attending Sacrament meeting with my family. This is very important to me. I greatly desire to be in our worship service together as a family and with my neighbors. It's important for me to be there and is important for me to see my wife and children take the sacrament. It is also a time for me to feel peace again which gives me strength to develope that Christ-like love toward others so I can improve on living a Christian life.