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Hi I'm Mike Abraham

Originally from California but now live in Arizona where my wife and I have an exhausting but joyous life raising 5 children.

About Me

My wife and I are the parents to five wonderful kids. I went to school for a long time and now own my own business.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents became Mormon when I was young and at the time, I just went along with it of course. But as I grew older I had to decide for myself that this is not only what I believed in, but also what I how I wanted to raise my family. That conversion to the Mormon faith was not an isolated event. It was a series of feelings and thoughts over a period of years which concluded in my true conversion. I'm a Mormon because it brings me joy. I have heard many times, especially when I was a teenager, that Mormons are boring. But perhaps boring is OK if it brings us joy. Life can be full of happiness that comes from happenings. Going scuba diving makes me happy. Taking my kids to an amusement park makes me happy. Going to see my favorite Irish rock band in concert makes me happy. Those are good things, but they are just happenings. I find greater joy in raising my family and teaching them principles like integrity, hard work and kindness. I'm a Mormon because my religion teaches me how to be a better father, husband and Christian by teaching me those same principles that turn good people into great people.

How I live my faith

My wife and I try to be conscientiousness parents to our five children who range in age from pre-school to high school. Sure, our weeks are filled with science projects and soccer practice and laundry. But more importantly, they're filled with time spent together going through that part of our lives. We know that in just a couple of years, faster than we realize, they will be off to high school and greater things in their own lives. So it's NOW that we take time to teach and show them examples of how to be and do good. As an individual, I teach the 12-18 year old boys on Sundays. It is one of the highlights of my week. Teenagers have so much ahead of them and I'm often jealous. Conversely, they have a great challenge ahead of them as they will have to make thousands and thousands of choices that will eventually lead them to joy or sorrow. Choices about who and how they date, what media they view and how they conduct themselves all affect what kind of adult they will be. Teaching them is a great responsibility that I enjoy a great deal.