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Hi I'm Mike Noonchester

I live in the United States, in the State of New Mexico. I have just finished serving as a missionary for the Church in Japan.

About Me

Being retire I do things to keep busy and stimulated. I was involved in an organization to fight Human Trafficking. I intend to help tutor students in college who are having trouble. I do a lot of volunteer work through our Church and in the community. I enjoy reading. We have three adopted children and grandchildren are developing. I enjoy speaking Japanese.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother is LDS but was not involved in the Church. My father had not religious preference. When my brother and I were approximately 10-11 they thought we should go to Church. We eventually joined the Church and I served as a young missionary in Japan. I returned to Japan to work for the American government as a guide in the US Exhibit at the Osaka World Fair. As a missionary I learned to share myself with others. I learned of the concepts of love and charity that were taught by Jesus. I have come to believe that these concepts can help bring peace to the world and to us as individuals. The Church uniquely teaches that we are children of divine parentage. This belief has provided a personal concept of purpose and role in live. Through this a concept of worth has become established as an integral part of my belief system.

How I live my faith

Through the religious concepts that have been internalized in my, I have the strong belief in the worth of man and that we are all brothers and sisters and children of divine parentage. Because of this belief system, I strong believe that I need to share my talents and skills with others on this planet. Doing this motivates me to try to find ways to help others. For this and other reasons I have come back to Japan to be a missionary for the Church.