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Hi I'm Michael

I'm a musician studying Jazz and Classical Piano at the University of North Texas, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always been very musically inclined. When I was 4 I begged my mother to begin teaching me the piano, which has led me to a life of musical discovery and versatility. I studied Piano Performance and Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas for a year before I chose to leave my studies and serve the Lord through missionary work. I am currently on my mission in the Uganda Kampala Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and am loving my service to the wonderful people here!

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but when my opportunity to serve a full-time mission began to approach, I had the need to find out if what had been taught was true. I believe that the challenges that came into my life in high school gave me opportunities to lean on my Savior when I needed Him most. Because of the experiences that I had, I have a strong testimony in the Power of the Holy Spirit and the Atonement of our Lord Jesus Christ. As I continue in my quest for self-improvement through the use of the enabling power of the Atonement, I know that the joy that the Father wishes for me to have will only increase, and even through hard times, I may be at peace with my life. I invite anyone who is within the sound of my voice to give the faith that I and countless others have a place in your heart. As you seek for answers through thoughtful study and prayer, you will find this peace and fulfillment that I have found through the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

When I moved to Denton, Texas, I began to learn many things about what being converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ really means. As Elder Bednar has said, "Knowing that the gospel is true is the essence of a testimony. Consistently being true to the gospel is the essence of conversion. We should know the gospel is true and be true to the gospel." I learned during my stay in Texas that in order to stay strong in this troubled world, I must lay down all of my "weapons of rebellion" (Alma 23:7) and follow Christ's example in every way. As I begin my service as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I will continue to be true to the gospel, and will be blessed by experiences which will strenthen both my testimony and conversion to the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.