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Hi I'm Michael Moss

I am an Oregon native. I am a sports lover and performer. I am a college student. New York City bound. I am a Mormon

About Me

I am driven by my dreams and aspirations. I see the image of the life I desire in my mind's eye and then I go and make it happen. I do not let doubts or obstacles impede my progress. This has led me to where I am today. After finishing my last year in college I will go and work on Wall Street in New York City. My hobbies include, basketball, golf, volleyball, reading, singing, performing, and being with friends and family. I look forward to becoming a husband and father and strive to prepare myself everyday for that overarching responsibility.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon means many things. It means going to Church for three hours every week. It means reading the same books every single day. It also means that others will make fun of your beliefs. It means fasting once a month and donating one tenth of your income to the Church. It means having to avoid some activities of even close friends, such as drinking alcohol, smoking, using foul language, or degrading entertainment. Now, that may seem like a long list of "not-so-fun" outcomes. But let me tell you what it means to me. It means being humble and trusting in a supreme, loving God who is also our father. It means learning to love others as God loves them and becoming less selfish. It means having the assurance that I will live with my family and with God again after death. It means focusing on things of eternal importance and less on petty, material things. It means knowing that God speaks to his chosen Prophets today just as in ancient times. It means that I can be forgiven of my sins and cleansed from my iniquity, removed from my guilt. It means that I am of eternal importance to someone else and that, even being imperfect, I have the opportunity to become like God. Knowing these things really transforms those "restrictions" into freedoms. I testify that God lives and that Christ suffered for our sins. I know that God speaks to Prophets today and that He has restored His church once again on earth to prepare us to return into His presence. This is why I am a Mormon

How I live my faith

I live my faith by treating others with kindness and respect. I stand up for truth notwithstanding the opposition. I teach others by word and example. I live my faith by trusting in God's plan even when the outcome is unknown. I strive to follow all of God's commandments and I repent when I fall short. I choose faith when doubts start to creep in. I accept that life will be hard and I look for open windows when doors are shut before me. I talk to my God daily and I listen when he speaks. I seek out His will and I surrender my own when they are different.