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Hi I'm Michael

I grew up in Texas, just graduated from BYU, love literature, and will be going to grad school in the Fall.

About Me

I began computer programming at a young age and have done it professionally for several years. I love algorithms and finding efficient ways of doing things. I just graduated from BYU and love it here. My family loves basketball and playing games together. I love literature, especially British literature and classic literature. I enjoy ideas and talking to people about all sorts of concepts.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that God lives and that He loves us, His children. I have studied the scriptures and the words of the prophets to know what He wants us to do because I know that living the Gospel brings happiness to my life. I have prayed and asked God to know that these things are true and He has responded with his Spirit so that I know that this is His church and that He has established it through His prophets and Apostles for our benefit. I know that doing what God desires is what is best for us and that He teaches us because He loves us. I love the fact that every person can and should receive a witness directly from God through prayer to know that this is His church and that these things are true, without having to rely simply on someone else's words.

How I live my faith

I'm currently in a student ward and love interacting with people my age. I go home teaching to several other single people in my ward to share a spiritual thought or message from the prophet and twelve apostles that appears in the church magazine, the Ensign. I recently helped in training teachers in the Sunday school.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Faith in Jesus Christ can make everything in our lives stronger and more enjoyable. When you have a perspective that you will be with someone forever then you want to put extra work into making your relationships stronger. Faith provides hope that people can do better and people who have faith are striving to be better, kinder, more honest, and more generous. When family members enact these principles in their lives, they enjoy life more and other people enjoy being around them. Show more Show less