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Hi I'm Michael Meyers

I'm going to college to become an astronomer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Sometimes I wonder if I live in the right country because my favorite thing to do is play soccer, the most popular sport in pretty much any part of the world except the United States. Of course, it's called football everywhere else. My love for the sport has led me to participate not only as an athlete, but also as a coach and referee as well. But I don't get to just play soccer all day, because I'm busy going to college. I take studying and learning seriously, not only to prepare for my future, but also because I am a very curious person who just wants to learn about everything and anything. One day I want to discover something new and exciting. That's why I'm studying to become an astronomer.

Why I am a Mormon

Despite growing up as a member of the LDS church, I never felt particularly spiritual or religious when I was younger. I had a much greater aptitude for science and first started reading books about science and astronomy in sixth grade. The things I learned from those books seemed to conflict with the things I was taught in church, for science explains that life on earth is a result of chance while religion teaches that life on earth was created by God. It was a long time before I learned that there is a way to find out that God is real; a formula to feel His presence. And the process by which you do that is actually identical to the scientific method. The scriptures teach that this method begins by observing everything there is in your life. Everything you see was created by God. How can you test that hypothesis? By conducting an experiment. The experiment that I and millions of other inquirers have tested and verified the results of is a simple one: Prayer. Prayer is like a cell phone call directed for heaven. Who but God can answer such a call? He answered my call. Just as watching an apple fall proves gravity is real, you can conduct this very experiment yourself to discover that God is real. And just like the scientific process, the answer to one question by its nature asks another, and that is how I began my journey in following Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I served as a full-time missionary for the LDS (or Mormon) church for two years, and that taught me so many life lessons about serving others and living a Christ-like life that it would be impossible to list them all here. Sacrificing a significant portion of your life like that to serve God will change anybody's life, and I am no exception. I'd encourage anybody to meet the missionaries, they are a group of people unlike any other because all they care about is helping you become a better person. Now I teach a one hour Sunday School class every week at my local ward, or congregation. I use it as an opportunity to teach people how they can learn from studying the scriptures how to live their lives the way God would have them live.