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Hi I'm Mike

I'm a college student at the University of Utah. I love school, work, extreme sports, and doing stuff with friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now I'm a student at the University of Utah, going into Finance. I love investing, working, and all things business. I'm a Real Estate Agent, and a Dave Ramsey enthusiast. I'm about to get married, which I'm super stoked about. In the winter I love skiing, in the summer I love dirt biking and anything on the water. I like to stay up on politics and the news, and I'm not sure yet exactly what I'll end up doing with my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the direction and goals the teachings of my Church give me. I believe strongly in Jesus Christ, and that He is real and actually lived here on the earth. I am Mormon because I have found great joy and satisfaction in following what I believe Christ wants me to do. I have found that there is a lot of confusion in the world as to what is right or wrong, what the important things in life are, and what our purpose in life is. I know I have found the answers to those questions through being a member of the Mormon church. I have felt very close to my Savior and Heavenly Father through prayer and personal experiences, as well as going to the Mormon church and listening to and reading the messages that come from the Church. The biggest reason I am Mormon is because it has brought me so close to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, in ways that otherwise I know wouldn't have happened.

How I live my faith

I participate in my Church through service and teaching. I teach Sunday school lessons sometimes, I visit people in our congregation who need physical or spiritual help, and I help with some of the administrative duties of our congregation. I love it, it's a good way to feel like I'm helping people and am involved in a good cause. I love going to Church and feeling like we're all family, all normal people trying to become better.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Mike
We don't worship Joseph Smith. We believe he was called by God to be a prophet, just like Moses or Abraham, to lead Jesus Christ's Church just as prophets have done in throughout time and in the Bible. We respect and admire him, but believe he was only a person called to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and restore missing elements of Christ's Church to the earth. We talk about him a lot because he was the prophet called by God after a long time when there was no prophet, to restore the structure and elements of Jesus Christ's church as it had been when Christ was on the earth. Some of these elements included apostles, the priesthood, proper baptism, miracles, temples, and revelation. Show more Show less