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Hi I'm Mike

I grew up in UT, worked for Fed. Govt. in DC, retired to CA; served missions in Scotland & New Zealand, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a retired Federal Civil Servant having worked at the Library of Congress, General Accounting Office, Dept. of Energy, and Dept. of Navy; I'm also a veteran of the Vietnam War, and retired Navy Captain. I love: books and libraries, plus traveling: New Zealand is my favorite country. I am the father of six wonderful children, and 20+ grandchildren--they are the joy of my life. I love the opportunities and experiences offered within the LDS Church to serve others and the personal growth that comes. My wife and I are currently working at the San Diego Bishops Store House that assists the poor and needy with food, and employment services.

Why I am a Mormon

I've not always been an active member of the Church. When 18, I have a near-death car accident that changed my life forever. While pinned under the automobile, my life flashed before me. I saw the way which I had been living was not pleasing to God. The Lord spared my life and it was the beginning of a turn-around. I saw in others the blessings that come from living the gospel of Jesus Christ. That crossroad decision point has influenced every aspect of my life for good. I went on to serve as a missionary to Scotland, graduate with advanced degrees, get married, have six children, join the military, and stay employed over 37 years.

How I live my faith

The LDS Church has no paid clergy, it is staffed entirely by lay members. I have had the opportunity to serve in a variety of positions: missionary to Scotland, and New Zealand; teacher, clerk, bishop of congregation, and currently serving at the regional bishops store house providing assistance to the poor and needy. Each calling has provided opportunities for service with different people from different walks of life. Each experience has taught me important lessons and led to personal growth. I especially appreciate the Book of Mormon and other modern revelations that testify of Jesus Christ. This does not diminish my love for the Bible, it only enhances it. I am grateful to have living Prophets and Apostles on the earth to give us direct guidance from God. I have a perspective of living with and without the Church in my life. It's like the difference between night and day. The blessing are beyond description--you need to experience it for yourself!