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Hi I'm Mike

I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ in Colorado. I love sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As of right now and until June 2016 I'll be a Missionary in the Colorado, Colorado Springs Mission. I grew up in church but I did not always thought about going on a mission. Back home in Germany i loved to play a lot of sports of any kind like basketball, volleyball, soccer, tennis, badminton or track. I was the only member at my school and that was definitely not the easiest time of my life but i always tried to stay faithful.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in church. Now everyone could say: "Ohh of course everything is so easy for you." But I can promise that everyone who was born in church and grew up in church does not have it easier than other people. My testimony does not come because my parents told me it is true or because i went to church and listened to the teacher. I did not go on a mission because i had to or anyone expected it from me. My testimony comes in the same way as everyone can get their testimony. It sounds so simple and unbelievable but it is all about prayer and reading the Book of Mormon. When i was a youth I did neither pray or read my scripture. My parents told me and the teacher in the church too but i never felt like it could help me and I spend my time doing other things. After school I decided to attend college rather than going on a mission. Around that time my older sister encouraged me to attend with her some of the activities the Young Single Adults had. I went on a Young Single Adult conference with over 100 other YSA. In my homeward we were about 3 YSA, therefore it was a lot to me. The feelings I had during that time, to see all this young people having the same faith as me and believe in the same thing gave me new power in my live and i thought about to ask God whether I should go on a mission. I knew Heavenly Father will provide an answer for me. So I prayed about it every night and started to reading the scriptures. One night I opened the Book of Mormon and read the first scripture I looked at. I cant remember what scripture it was or where it was but I remember the feeling I had. The love I felt and the comfort. It helped me to get a stronger desire to serve him and help others see what blessing one can receive through finding the truth.

How I live my faith

My family always has been member so they taught us how to be righteous and give service to others. When I got older I knew what it meant to be friendly and helpful and I tried to help out where ever it was possible. But living the faith does not mean to always show it to others. Mainly you need to show to God that you love him. Through personal study and prayer every day I can stay close to him and listen to his guidance he gives through the scriptures. Attending church and other church activities although help a lot. Sharing my faith with others helps me to learn more about it and to become stronger in my believe.