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Hi I'm Michael

I'm 18 years old, I like swimming, juggling, chillin like a villain, I am serving in the Adriatic North Mission, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 18 years old, and I grew up in the lovely area of St George, Utah. I love any kind of sport, especially basketball, swimming, chess, ultimate frisbee, American football, and juggling if you want to count that as a sport. I swam competitively for a large portion of my life, and had a lot of good experiences with that. The other sports listed above I am pretty bad at, so don't pick me for your team if you like winning. My hobbies include the sports listed above, relaxing when said sports make me sore, drinking smoothies, eating Swedish Fish, talking at people in Serbian, and taking refreshing walks through the city while having nice conversations with native Montenegrins. Some of my greatest achievements include attending Dixie State University and receiving my Associates Degree, becoming a lifeguard and getting a fabulous tan, completing my legs in the Wasatch Back Ragnar despite tendinitis in my left Achilles tendon, and surviving through high school, which proves the statement that the greatest successes are swept from the jaws of failure. I received a call to serve in the Adriatic North Mission, which includes Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia, and Montenegro, the latter being the country I am currently in.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS church, and was raised very actively by my parents. There were times when I just went through the motions and didn't really pay too much attention to what I was doing, but as I moved through life I realized that the things I was doing could really make a difference if I put the needed effort into them. I knew I needed to find out whether or not the teachings of the Gospel were true, and after a lot of studying, praying, and pondering on the subject I can confidently say that I know that this is the plan that God has for me. I continue to live the gospel because not only is it the truth, but it also makes me a better person by following the teachings that I learn and share with others. It helps me become spiritually stronger, and opens opportunities to help others both spiritually and physically.

How I live my faith

The biggest way that I am living my faith at the moment is that I am serving my mission. I live it by sharing it with others so that they can have the opportunity to experience the happiness that the gospel brings, have the opportunity to feel the spirit stronger in their lives, and so they can know about Heavenly Father's plan for us.