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Hi I'm Michael

I'm from Arizona. I'm an eagle scout and I play baseball. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a lefty; I am 18 years old. I go to a huge high school and I play varsity baseball with all non-members. I love to play baseball, basketball, and football. I enjoy going outside and hiking. I love serving others. I am an eagle scout and I can do a standing backflip.

Why I am a Mormon

I've grown up Mormon. Both my parents are Mormons. I fed off of their testimony of the church for a while. I didn't know the church was true for myself. I even read the Book of Mormon and didn't gain a testimony of it. But the thing was, I just "read" it. I didn't prayerfully search the scriptures. I didn't pray to our Heavenly Father in the name of Christ, asking whether or not the Book of Mormon was true or not. But, when I was 14 years old at a church gathering of youth, (EFY) I did. I did what Moroni 10:4-5 did. I prayed to God and asked him if the Book of Mormon was true in the name of Christ. I believed that God would answer my prayer, and he did. Over the next week, I found myself crying and feeling of complete serenity and peace as I read the Book of Mormon. It was a burning feeling that I could not deny, it was the Holy Ghost; God had answered my prayer. I no longer believe that the scriptures are true, I no longer have faith that they are true, because I know that the scriptures are the word of God and that they are true. Knowledge of the Book of Mormon being true was just the seed of my testimony. I've watered it, and nourished it to come to the testimony that I now have. I have come to know (through sincere prayer, faith, and the Holy Ghost) that this church is only true church. I know that God lives and loves us that he sent his Son, Jesus Christ to atone for us. I know that if we ask God in the name of Christ with real intent, believing that we will receive, and with faith in the Jesus Christ that he will answer us (Moroni 10:4-5).

How I live my faith

In my church, I bless the sacrament (bread and water). I also lead my age group of young men in my church because it is my calling (I am the first assistant to the bishop for the priests). I organize lessons and combined activities with the youth of my church with the help from other adult leaders. We as priests, (16 year old boys and up) every Sunday, bless the sacrament for members who can't make it to our church as well. Those members are usually elderly or sick. It is my duty to serve others and to invite others to come unto Christ.

What is the Book of Mormon?

It is the word of God. It is another testament of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon is something if I put my effort and faith in while I'm searching it, will guide me in my life. It is like the Liahona was to our ancestors,(Alma 37) it guides me through my afflictions and trials like the Liahona guided our ancestors through the wilderness and to which way they should go. It is one of the sure foundations of my testimony. I know that if search the Book of Mormon diligently and prayerfully with faith you will be guided in your life. Show more Show less