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Hi I'm Michael

I like music, video games, and going to college and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Pasadena, California and moved to Utah when I was very young. From a very young age I have loved music and I started playing the trumpet in 3rd grade and the piano in 6th grade. I love marching band and have been participating in that since seventh grade and into college. I have been playing video games for as long as I can remember. I am a college student planning on studying international relations, but I'm postponing that for two years to serve a mission in Tallahassee Florida.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe in God because I believe our existence is too miraculous for there not to be something out there. I am a Mormon because I believe that God takes an active part in our lives, and this church is built upon that belief. The most important thing to me in this church is the ability to receive personal revelation directly from God. I don't have to go through any person on Earth to talk to Him, and I can develop my testimony as an individual. No matter what may happen to the world or even to the church, I can have confidence in my own beliefs because I have received that knowledge from God.

How I live my faith

I have served in many leadership positions in the church since I was twelve, and they really helped me come out of my shell and prepare me for leadership elsewhere. Without the church and God's help there is no way I would be the person I am today. Beyond that, I try to live my life as Christ did. He didn't bring people to God by standing and talking and endlessly planning; He took action. I hope to emulate His example on my mission. Serving people and improving their lives is the most important thing any of us can do. Not preaching powerful sermons, not getting a lot of people to go to church, and not even baptizing people. Of course, these things are necessary and important, but unless we do them all with an eye towards genuinely helping and loving others, we are not following Christ.