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Hi I'm Michael VanWagoner

I like to play my guitar and sing sometimes. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm just your average 18 year-old kid, having fun while trying to live right and be true to my beliefs. I love playing sports, but I've been known to be beaten by 5 year-olds, so it might not get that competitive, haha. I also write music and play my guitar and sing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who were LDS, but I didn't always believe or live the teachings and standards of the church. I've had many struggles with keeping the commandments in my life, but what I've come to learn is that God loves each of us so much that he sent His Son to prepare a way to obtain forgiveness and turn our lives around if we just repent. Though none of us are perfect, we can always come back to our Father in Heaven. I have a very personal testimony that God lives and loves us all. I know that Jesus Christ truly atoned for our sins so that we may repent and return to God. I know that Thomas S. Monson is a living prophet who receives inspiration from our Heavenly Father and guides and directs this work as Jesus would. I find much joy in the Gospel and know that it blesses families and can give us everlasting happiness.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a full-time missionary for the Chuch of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Philippines Bacolod mission. I love the Gospel and want to share the joy it has given me to all the world!

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Michael VanWagoner
In the Book of Mormon, the prophet Moroni makes the promise that "I would exhort you that ye would ask God...if these things are true, and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, he will manifest the truth of it unto you by the power of the Holy Ghost." (Moroni 10:4) I have read the Book of Mormon cover to cover and sincerely prayed and asked God if it was true, and I have received an answer and know of a surety that it is true! If you want to know for yourself, then I promise you if you do as I have and ask God, you will receive confirmation. Show more Show less