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Hi I'm Michael P. Neff

I grew up in Utah and moved to Florida when I was 17. I live with my mother and two brothers, I'm on a mission and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the LDS church in Utah then moved with my mother and two of my brothers to Florida a year before I left on my mission to Boise, Idaho. I worked three times in a warehouse in Moab as a summer job, and since the divorce I've spent a good amount of time with my father and siblings. I'm not the most interesting person in the world and I don't do a whole lot of exciting things, but I do spend most of my time with my family, serving in the church and studying the Scriptures. I love the peace and joy that living the Gospel brings, and without it, my life would be completely and utterly dull, desolate and devastated. I love serving my fellow men and I love serving my God.

Why I am a Mormon

I never really became a Mormon; being a Mormon, to me, seems to be a rather negative and unfitting term for members of the LDS church, and even though that is how the whole world know us, that is not how I see it. For a time, however, I was "Mormon." I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but it wasn't until later in my life that I became truly converted and since then have lived the Fullness of the Gospel. It was through the Scriptures that I was forgiven by my Savior, for I was reading one night in the Book of Mormon, and the passages that I read that night were so awe-inspiring and powerful that it felt as though the Lord Jesus Christ was speaking directly to me. He had forgiven me through His words, even the Scriptures, and since then my spiritual eyes have been opened, looking for truth continually in His words and searching for ways to serve my God and my fellow men. Even though I am technically Mormon and am a member of the LDS church, I have been shaped by God's almighty hand through trial and have been made worthy to become His servant. I am "Mormon" because it is worth it; the love, peace and everlasting joy that comes with serving in the Lord's true church can be found no where else on this earth. I know it because I have looked for it and I have lived it, and it is literally infinitely far beyond worth all of the hardship and responsibilities that come with being His Disciple and a continually engaged member of His Church. However, when you are in His Church, you are surrounded by a loving and caring family who desires to serve their God, and the Redeeming love of the Lord and power of the Holy Ghost are continually present. Come and join us in the service of our Almighty Creator and Beloved Redeemer, and I can promise you, because of my experiences, that you will receive remarkable strength, eternal happiness and necessary Salvation as you give your whole soul to the Lord and become anxiously engaged in His work of Salvation.

How I live my faith

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is my entire life; there's no other way to put it. I literally have nothing more in my life than my family, which has been strengthened and sanctified by the Fullness of the Gospel, so serving in the LDS church has been my highest joy and desire, closely followed by my family. In my ward in the Chruch I've participated in many callings, such as teaching, serving a mission, and many others that have brought wonderful and indescribable blessings to me and my family. I have given and will give all of my heart and soul to the service of my Savior, and there is no one that I'd rather be than His disciple, because service brings both happiness and everlasting joy; I have lived it, and I know it. I have seen many miracles and blessings in my life, and I have gained an unwavering testimony of God our Heavenly Father and our Lord and Redeemer Jesus Christ, and it cannot and will not be shaken, because I have experienced the sacred power and everlasting peace of the Holy Ghost, and it surely testifies of everything that is true. I have experienced the true and eternal joy and peace that comes only through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Master, for He is the only and true way to Salvation through the glorious hope of the sacred Atonement. I have felt his Redeeming love, and I will devote all of my being to Him and His only true Church, for that is how He has prepared it, and that is how it will remain. I cannot and will not deny what I have witnessed, for it is the only and true way that anyone can ever obtain Salvation and experience never-ending joy in the presence of our Heavenly Father.