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Hi I'm Mike Yates

I was born and raised in California and then moved to Bountiful, Utah. I love to play sports and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play sports. My favorite ones are Tennis, Basketball, Ping Pong and Golf. I love to go running and feel healthy. I am 19 years old and i am about to go serve my mission in Manchester, England. I love my family and my friends. I love to be with my family. I have amazing parents and 3 brothers and 1 sister. They are so amazing. I love them with all my heart and i would not be where i am today without them. I love to be a Mormon and i am proud of it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because i know that this gospel is TRUE!! I was born into an lds family and i've known since a very age that this is the true church. But like every single one of us we need to find out for ourselves, not from our parents or peers or leaders or anyone but ourselves that this gospel is true. And so thats what i did. One day when i was about 13 i knelt day in prayer and asked my heavenly father to let me know that these principles of the gospel, this church that i am attending, are all true. I received an answer that everything that i had been learning about and reading were all true. Also about 2 years ago my little brother Billy passed away and that was so hard for my family and I but because of that trial we are all stronger. We all know that we will see him again. I know for myself that this gospel is true, i know that the book or mormon is true. It is the word of god. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the prophet on the earth today, he is a true prophet of god. I know that families can together forever and that if we truly convert ourselves to the lord Jesus Christ then we will be saved and we will live in his reign forever and ever. I know that this is gospel is true and i am proud to say that I am a mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by having faith in my savior Jesus Christ. By loving everyone and by trying my hardest to be an example of the believers. I love this gospel and i love calling myself a Mormon. I am a mormon and i love it. I also have the incredible privelege to dedicate 2 years of my life, put everything on hold, and go and serve my heavenly Father as a missionary in Manchester England. Wow let me tell you how excited i am for this AMAZING time of my life that i get to go and share all i know to be true and have a front row seat to the greatest miracle of all: that is to witness the Atonement of Jesus Christ change people right before my face. I cannot wait.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Mike Yates
So to me the scriptures are my spiritual food. Our physical bodies need food to keep going and to grow and to become strong. It is the same with our spiritual bodies. The scriptures are that food to us. We need to feast upon the words of God. I love the scriptures and they help me to become a better disciple of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less