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Hi I'm Michael Scholl

I live in Michigan, but originally, I'm from Las Vegas, Nevada. I work in marketing and communications. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have four boys, who are all adults in their own, individual way. We've taught them good Gospel principles throughout their lives, and they're all growing up to be remarkable young men,

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, my parents exposed me "lightly" to a number of Christian faiths, but never forced me to attend, and I never felt much traction with any of the churches I attended. One day, while I was in high school, one of my friends told me his church was having a Halloween dance and he invited me to go. I knew he was a Mormon, but knew little else of the faith. I went. While there, I saw many kids from school, whom I had looked up to for their grades and leadership abilities. I made a conscious mental note, but mostly just enjoyed the dance. I talked with my friends casually about the Church during breaks at school. They invited me to attend a Christmas Eve dance. They said several of the wards in the area would be included. I went I saw many other kids whom I had known in my school days who I had admired for similar reasons. Again, mental notes were made! For New Years Eve, they invited me to another dance, and more of the acquaintances I'd made through the years who were Mormons were there. While catching a little air in the foyer, one of my friends asked me what I thought so far, and I said I was impressed. He asked me if I'd like to know more about the Church, and I told him I needed to know what it was about these friends and acquaintances that made them who they were. He said he knew two guys who could help, and 30-some odd years later, I'm living a lifestyle that I know is in harmony with the Savior's teachings and which brings deep, quiet satisfaction to my soul.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is an every-day thing. Just like Jesus' disciples in biblical times, they tried to follow his teachings in the way they lived their lives, and I feel that's important for me, as well. Because the Savior taught that service is an integral part of the Gospel plan, I try to serve in our congregation to help others understand the Gospel. I have served in many capacities as teachers, counselors to some of the many organizations within our ward or congregation (Sunday school, our priesthood Elders and High Priests groups), and I've helped others understand the importance of family history -- not only how we do it in the Church, but as importantly, why we do it.