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Hi I'm Michael Mangum

I grew up in Houston, Texas. I love to play basketball. I am currently serving in the Argentina Cordoba Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Born and raised on the Southwest side of Houston, Texas. Life hasn't been easy, but looking back I can see the many ways God has been involved and blessed my life. I love to play basketball, that's one of the things that really helped me get through the rough patches in life. I'm the oldest of 5 children, and am currently serving a church mission in Cordoba, Argentina. I'm set to return in June of 2016, and then am planning to attend BYU and study physics or engineering.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it, and cannot deny that it is true. The feelings I get at church every week confirm to me that I have made the right decision in continuing to attend and being proactive in my membership. The knowledge that Jesus Christ suffered for each of us individually, and that He and God know each and every one of us is something that is truly comforting. Knowing that God wants us to live righteously and return to live with him confirms to me that he truly is our loving Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by visiting the elderly with the leader of our congregation. I have been involved in teaching youth lessons, as well as young children. I have also assisted in organizing youth activties, such as dances and devotionals. I attend the local congreagation just about every week, sometimes multiple times a week depending on activities that may be occuring.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Michael Mangum
We do not worship Joseph Smith, we worship God and his son Jesus Christ. We believe Joseph Smith was a prophet, just like Moses and Noah of old. The name of our church is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints" meaning that it is a church centered on Christ. Show more Show less