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Hi I'm Michael

I am from Florida. I am an animation student at Brigham Young University. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love animation and music. I'm a college student studying animation at BYU. I am a big fan of indie rock and the music scene in Provo. I served as a full-time missionary for two years in the Thailand, Bangkok mission. I am the oldest of four kids.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both Mormon. They met at BYU, and I was born in Provo, and was subsequently raised in the Church. This has been an incredible blessing for me. So the real question is not so much why I am a Mormon, but why I decided to stay that way. I was the only active member of the Church at my school for most of my high school education, and after turning 19 I was asked to sacrifice two years in full-time missionary service. So I definitely didn't decide to stick with the LDS faith because it was easy. Family influence has of course been a huge part of it, but that's not the real answer either. I am a Mormon because I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior, and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. Christ's true church was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith, and that Church is being actively led by God today. I know this because we can communicate with God through prayer, and He has given me answers that these things are true. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Like a Good Mormon Kid, I go to church on Sundays. I also help with monthly "home teaching" visits, during which members visit each other to share a message and check up on each other. It is very rewarding to serve in the LDS community. But I think that Church meetings and assignments are just auxiliaries to our faith. Faith is a principle of action that extends into daily A)prayer and worship of God, and B)interaction with others. The scriptures teach that charity, the pure love of Christ, is the greatest of all virtues. So I think that consistently seeking to develop and exhibit that kind of love, for Christ and by extension for others, is how we really live our faith.