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Hi I'm Michael Bailey

I grew up in SoCal. I love to snowboard. I love to talk/listen. I love music. I have many faults.

About Me

First and foremost, I am a convert from a mostly agnostic family. Aside from my faith, my biggest passion is snowboarding. I have been snowboarding for 10 years and love every chance I have to go. I am very into political and philosophical dialogue, not arguments. I am fascinated by the world and universe around us and love to ponder about the intersection of science, religion, and philosophy. I am pretty down to earth and enjoy being around people who are the same. I have taken my time in college and have switched majors a couple times. I have a great fondness for the outdoors and love to enjoy God's creations. I am very big on music and love listening to a wide array of genres.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not brought up with any real focus on religion. We believed In a God and in Christ, but other than that nothing really. I was interested in a girl when I was 16, who got me started on finding out what I really believed. After trying her church as well as many other kinds, I decided I felt the most comfortable at the LDS church. My mom then informed me that she was LDS in high school and after going back for a couple weeks, I decided to start taking the lessons. As I have studied both within the church and at the collegiate level, I have only become more firm in the truthfulness of this gospel and of the Book of Mormon. I was baptized when I was 16, but have had a couple of years of struggling to live up to the standards of the church. In those years, although they were fun, I realized that the gospel is the only real way for me to find lasting happiness in my life. I have now decided to truly dedicate myself to this gospel and it's teachings by serving a mission.

How I live my faith

Well as of next week, I will be living my faith, full time, as a missionary for the next two years in Pennsylvania.