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Hi I'm Mike Liddle

I grew up in Orem, Utah, I enjoy playing music, running, and programming and have since I was 12. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a senior in highschool, I run Cross Country, and have only ever run 1 varsity race. I had a job doing IT support and software development for a company, and have had a call-center tech support job as well as a job at Subway. I love programming and web design, and hope to gain further education in both those areas, and possibly a career. I love music, and have since I was young, learning to play every string, percussive, and brass instrument I could get my hands on. I am curious, and love taking apart things and building new things. I love my friends and family, even though sometimes things are harder with them. I empathize with most people, providing comfort, insight, and truth for all those who seek it. I am an Eagle scout, and have learned and practice the principles of leadership as taught by the Boy Scouts of America. I plan on attending college right after my mission majoring in Computer Science.

Why I am a Mormon

I know the gospel of Christ is true. I feel his spirit testify of the truth of this doctrine. I know that Joseph Smith saw God the Father, and his son Jesus Christ. I have prayed, and received an answer to my prayer. I know that God loves his children. I was born into the church, but as all do, I went through a time where I had to learn to decide for my own what I believed. I searched, prayed, asking God what was truth. The strongest manifestations he has given to me are of pure love: Just a simple, "I am here, I love you, I understand you." I feel his spirit, and I feel deep satisfaction with my life, and I know that no matter how badly I mess up I can return to God. This church makes sense. The gospel fits together so perfectly, that it has to be true. The gospel appeals to our spirits, making it a good and joyful word for all to hear who will listen. I have never heard someone say something negative about the doctrine of this church after giving it a chance. They never say that it is evil, or of the devil, just occasionally doubt the validity of it due to the change it is for those who don't know it is true. I know that all can receive their own personal manifestation of the gospel, and that it is true for all people.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and will be proselyting in Sweden. I study the holy scriptures for several hours each day and demonstrate my faith by going out to teach those who want to find the truth of God and Jesus Christ. I invite others to come unto them by helping them receive the restored gospel. Daily all of us must repent, and I follow that statement by repenting daily and seeking to be the best representative of Jesus Christ I can be. As a missionary I strive to build my own faith so I may help others build their faith. I love God's children, and take great pleasure in helping others feel better about themselves, and achieving their goals and desires by setting a good example, standing back until an intervention is needed, and providing the necessary insight, or references to get insight when it is needed. My favorite scriptures are Alma 32, and Alma 26 especially verses 2 and 12.

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Mike Liddle
"I, the Lord, will forgive whom I will forgive, but of you it is required to forgive all men." - Doctrine and Covenants 64:10 "Judge not, that ye be not judged." - Matthew 7:1 Marriage is ordained of God as a sacred, unifying bond between a man and a woman. Anything contrary to this is not in accord with the gospel. However, there are things in life we can't control. Inappropriate thoughts come into our minds, accidents occur, people sometimes misinterpret things, and sometimes make bad decisions that hurt us. We cannot completely control what happens to us. The one thing we do have control over, however, is how we react. When an inappropriate thought comes into our minds, we should flush it out, replacing it with wholesome, uplifting thoughts that will edify our minds and strengthen our spirits. I do not know whether feelings of same-sex attraction are naturally born in people, or developed, but what I do know, is that like the natural man, they can be put off. Yes, they will always be a temptation, but so are all sins; if they weren't, no one would commit them. The one thing we must do is realize that God will always love and forgive us. Sometimes the people in the church we meet are not so forgiving, as they should be (D&C 64:10), however, this does not make the church false. People are not perfect, but the gospel, God, and his plan, are. They are perfect and true. Separate the negativity from the truth. Bring what you have, and see if we can't add more. Show more Show less