What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Mike Estrada

I'm a Texan with 6 kids. I sell medical implants and enjoy beekeeping.

About Me

I grew up with a brother and a single mom. My father left when I was 4 months old and didn't come around very much. I graduated high school but never attended college. I kind of stumbled into a company that sold medical equipment and took a job as their driver. I figured out quickly that this is what I wanted to do and now I've sold orthopedic medical products for over two decades. My hobbies are my kids and family as well as building, fixing and cleaning things up around the house. I really enjoy keeping bees on some property I own away from my residence. We also care for llamas on that property. Photography is my way of capturing memories. I love to catch people just being themselves. We owned a gym for just over three years, but have decided to close that down. I guess I'm kind of an Apple nerd since I own an iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and an iMac. I really enjoy the little ones in the community. I love to hold the babies at church(or elsewhere) and investigating the amazing minds of toddlers and youth.

Why I am a Mormon

I chose to join this church when I was a youth of eight years old; but I chose to live the gospel taught by this church when I did enough studying to ask my Father in Heaven if it was right. I can tell you that I didn't just join this church because it taught what I wanted to hear or do in my life. I struggle daily to create that person that God wants me to be. I don't believe that God's will should come to me but that my will should bend to that of my Creators will. After living this way for over four decades, I wouldn't want to live differently. I had a friend that I used to run with that told me he didn't care if it was true or not, he really liked the way his life and family was going and he attributed that to the gospel and ordinances in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He went on to tell me that he too had studied it and gone to his Father for an answer and that answer was verified. Nevertheless, I have a spiritual testimony of these things and have experienced enough blessings and benefits in my life and in the lives of others to strongly believe that this is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. There are so many answers to the questions of life and our purpose and why we go though all of this stuff here on earth.

How I live my faith

I have been a member of my faith since I was 8 years old. We didn't miss a lot of church and I served in many positions as a youth. I then served a two year mission for my church in northern Florida. Some things happened in those years that really cemented the gospel taught by this church into the fiber of my character. We don't get paid for serving in our local organizations and yet I have spent many an hour doing what others would call a youth minister; spent plenty of time with the missionaries in this area to expand the gospel and the Christian beliefs in the community; served as the leader of the group that cares for the temporal welfare of our congregation; and served as one of the three presiding leaders of our congregation for a period of time. It was difficult at times, but has really instilled in my children that being self absorbed is detrimental to happiness. I try to support all 6 of my kids activities while giving their friends a safe and comfortable place to come to. Most people in the community and those that associate with my children(coaches, friends, parents) know that we try to keep our Sabbath day separate from the rest of the week. We have turned down Select teams, practices, birthday parties and such in an effort to reinstate the way Sundays used to be. We are hoping that makes a difference.