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Hi I'm Michael Gadberry

I'm from Effingham IL. I'm Mike from The Mike & Tyler Show, a sports enthusiast, and a soccer addict and guess what, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Michael Gadberry from Effingham, Illinois. It's a small town, and I was raised in the wonderful Effingham Branch within the Champaign Illinois Stake. I have three younger brothers, so I'm the oldest in the family. I have two awesome parents, and a really cool dog named Santabelle. I've lived in Effingham essentially my whole life but attended a year at Brigham Young University in Provo, and I plan to return there after I finish my two year service as a missionary of the Lord in the Philippines. My life revolves around my family, my friends, and sports. I'm a huge sports enthusiast, loving all sports from cricket to speed skating, but my heart is truly entrenched in the sport of soccer. I love my friends. Our interests range from movie making to dancing to hiking and everything in between. My best friends and I often create webshows and videos that we post on the internet for our entertainment and the enjoyment of others. My intellectual interests lie primarily in business as I'm majoring in Accounting at BYU, but I'm also considering law, networking, or even politics. Life's exciting and I love it.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are members of the Church, and they also raised me in this wonderful and true church. Ever since I can remember, I've never doubted the church or not believed that it was true. My testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel and of the Restoration of the gospel has grown in my life little by little from the time I was six, and a little punk in primary, through those very early seminary mornings in high school, and now my testimony has grown exponentially while in the service of the Lord and these wonderful people in the Philippines. From as long as I can remember, I've had a testimony, and I've never doubted the truthfulness of the gospel. Because of the gospel and because of the church, I've seen changes in my life, and I have been able to draw closer to God by feasting upon eternal truths found primarily in the Book of Mormon and through living prophets. One of the main reasons why I'm a Mormon is because living gospel makes me happy. In a search for eternal happiness, I know exactly where to find it.

How I live my faith

Currently I live my faith, through serving as a Mormon missionary here in the Philippines Manila Mission. I live my faith through diligent scripture study, and applying those principles and lessons taught in the scriptures and at church into my life. And I live my faith by doing things that identify me as a disciple of Christ, and by being example to those around me.

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Michael Gadberry
There is so much that Mormons believe in. Mormons believe in God. Mormons believe that God is our Father in Heaven, our Heavenly Father. Mormons believe that His son is Jesus Christ, and that he was sent to redeem the world. Mormons believe in the Bible. We also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God and Another Testament of Jesus Christ. Mormons believe that Christ established His church, taught His gospel, and gave His Priesthood to the apostles at that time. However, we also recognize an apostasy, even a great apostasy, in which the world lost that Priesthood authority. Mormons believe that the Lord again established His church in our time. Mormons believe that Joseph Smith was called to be God's prophet to usher in the restoration of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Mormons believe that the authority of God to perform sacred ordinances was returned to the earth and is still held by worthy men of this church. Mormons believe that through that authority a man and woman can be sealed together with their families for time and throughout all eternity. Most of all for me, Mormons believe in being happy. We believe that this church is the place to find happiness in this life and the life to come. Mormons believe that God answers prayers. Mormons believe if one were desiring to know the truthfulness of this church or any other thing that God would answer their prayer through power of the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less