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Hi I'm Michael Wyatt

I come from a family of nine. I'm a missionary. I'm happy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 19 years old and am currently serving a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Montana and Wyoming. Coming from a family of nine, you can assume we have a lot of fun. There is never a dull moment in the Wyatt home when all the family is here. We're all athletic, and highly competitive, so when there is nothing to do, we create something to do. Whether it's crazy competitions, or obstacle courses, we have fun either way. Sports are a big part of my life. I grew up playing soccer, football, basketball, and baseball. In high school those were narrowed down to just football and baseball. Baseball has always been my best sport. After my senior year I was honored to know I had been named to first team all-state. In high school, when I wasn't playing sports, I was involved in Key Club, ASB, and was a member, and later co-captain, of the Knowledge bowl team. I was voted Homecoming King by my peers, which was an awesome experience. Following high school, I had a few scholarships to play baseball for some schools in Washington and Oregon, but I put those on hold to serve as a missionary. From an early age I decided to serve a mission. I knew it would be one of the best experiences of my life, and I couldn't sacrifice that for baseball. Baseball can wait. The Lord needs me now.

Why I am a Mormon

Ever since I can remember, I have gone to church. I learned about God and Jesus and their plan for us. Everything I heard just made sense to me and I have never found a reason for it to be false. When the time came for me to be baptized at age eight, I had a choice to make. I decided to get baptized because I thought it was what I should do. Its what my family wanted me to do, and I had no reason to not get baptized. After my baptism I had a burning in my chest testifying to me that what I had done, was what the Lord wanted me to do. It was a feeling I will never forget, and a feeling I have referred back to in times of questioning the truthfulness of the church. As I grew older I still went to church and did everything I was supposed to. When the time came for me to choose to go on a mission, I had to decide if it was something I wanted to do, or something that I was going to do for my parents. I prayed each night for God to show me in some way that the church was true, and that I needed to serve a mission. I wanted a sign. In December of 2012, I was challenged by a church leader to finish reading The Book of Mormon by the end of the year. At the time I was about one-fourth of the way through. I knew it would take a lot of effort on my part, but I told him I would. As I read 3+ chapters a night, and prayed. I got this feeling telling me, "You know it's true". On December 31, I finished, and again I had that same reassuring feeling. I now know that I am on the right path. I'm serving a mission because it is what I want to do. I know my Heavenly Father is pleased, and that if I stay on this path, I will return to live with Him again someday. This church is true. I have felt the spirit testify that to me many times. The Book of Mormon is true. I know that who ever reads it, and sincerely prays to know if it is true, God will make it known that it is, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

Service is a big part of being a Mormon. Most everyone in the church is called to a position which they serve in until they are released. I have served as a Sunday School teacher for the youth ages 16-18 in preparation for my mission. Teaching Sunday School was wonderful experience. I believe it benefited me more than I did the students. I have also been a part of many service projects for the community. A few years ago part of our town was flooded pretty bad. Many members of our church and I filled sandbags, laid them in front of homes, ripped out damaged carpet and sheet rock. Being a member of this church, I do my best each and every day to live the standards the church and our Heavenly Father has given us. Sometimes it is a difficult thing to do. There is all kinds of pressure from kids at school to break a standard I have, whether its using drugs or alcohol, or even swearing. I refrain from these things because I know that is not the way my Father in Heaven wants me to behave. I try to live my life in such a way that He can be pleased with me.