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Hi I'm Michael Karpstein

I grew up in the seattle area. I have a good family with 3 older siblings. I like wrestling and PC gaming. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I'm recently married to my best friend nicole. we had the privelage to be married in the Seattle temple. I really enjoy pc gaming but at the same time i feel like a pretty well rounded person. i like fishing, camping, and sports, especially wrestling. I served in the Independence Missouri mission and as a result really love that part of the country now. It worked out good for me to be sent there because I love BBQ and Kansas City BBQ happens to be one of the best! I'm looking to go to school eventually but as of right now im working full time to support my wife while she completes her last semester.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 16 years old I had a desire to find out for myself whether the book of mormon was true scripture or not. I read, studied and prayed to know if it was true and felt I received confirmation from the Holy Ghost that the book is actual scripture. Since then I have had many experiences that continue to add upon the witness I received when I was 16 years old. I continue to practice today because of the happiness it gives me and my wife and the peace that it brings into my life.

How I live my faith

I try to volunteer for as many things as possible such as cleaning the church and other oppurtunities that arise.