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Hi I'm Michael

I grew up and live in Southern California. I am a Graphic Designer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hello, my name is Michael. I come from a very large family and to this day I love each and every one of them. I am thankful for loving supporting parents in all they do for us and others. I am from and currently live in Southern California. I love to do many things but currently I work as an IT Professional and Graphic Designer. I am also an artist and have been drawing since a very young age (since picking up a pencil). I love to sketch out little pictures and give them to people around me. I also enjoy writing, playing piano, going to plays and reading.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a long line of family members who were (born into the church) going back many generations on both sides of my parents. I've had the privilege of growing up in a family where the gospel is taught and lived. When I came to the age of 8 I knew I wanted to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It was by my choice and knowledge of what I have been taught I was baptized into the church. To this day I have a strong testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ and know he lives and talks to our living prophets. I know the Gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth by Joseph Smith and we continue to have living prophets on the earth today. I know we have our free agency and have the ability to choose to do right or wrong and if we do something that goes against the teachings of Jesus Christ, or that is wrong, we can repent and be made whole once again by the Savior Jesus Christ for he came to earth and died for us so we can one day return to our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I enjoy going to church every Sunday. Learning about our Savior Jesus Christ by his teachings, examples from the prophets who lived long ago and ones in our time helps me to know what I want to do and how I want to live my life. I do have faults and am currently working on one big one, losing the extra weight I've put on over the years. I know by following the scriptures, teaching of our prophets, I will one day reach my goal. I read and study the scriptures daily and pray throughout the day. I like to always have a prayer in my heart, so when I come across a moment of silence I like to communicate (pray) with our Heavenly Father (God). I enjoy using my talents within the church to help out when possible. I do design and print flyers for church events and functions and help with my technical skills too. I am happy I live in a time were we are able to listen to living Prophets of God, I listen and try to live my life according to their teachings.