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Hi I'm Mike Bingham

I'm a Social Worker living in Florida. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am the father of four grown children (with seven grandchildren...that's the fun part!), married to my high school sweetheart, Linda, for 40 years. Truth be told, Linda and I have been together for almost 46 years because we began dating our freshman year in high school....we went to Prom together, we went to football games together, all of her friends were my friends and we even sat next to each other at graduation. She truly is my best friend. I have worked in Social Services most of my adult life. I began as a field investigator for the Centers For Disease Control, then as a Child Protective Investigator Supervisor for the state of Florida and I now work as a Program Supervisor in the Division of Indigent Health Care for Polk County, Florida. I love the blues (Stevie Ray, Tab Benoit, Hendrix, Jimmy Thackery, et al) and the study of the American Revolution and the Founding Fathers.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it gives me a sense of peace in a very troubled world. I know I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I am a Mormon because it helps me be close to my family in this life and provides the way for me to be with my family in the next life. I am a Mormon because I have felt, many times, the sweet whisperings of the Holy Ghost in my heart and in my mind confirming that there is a living prophet on the earth today, that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that Jesus is the Redeemer of the world.

How I live my faith

Because our church is a church of volunteers, I have had the opportunity to serve in a variety of assignments but most have been with our young men. I have been involved with the Boy Scouts of America for many years and have been a mentor for a number of boys earning the rank of Eagle Scout. Currently my assignment is to assist the full time missionaries serving in our congregation. I served a full time mission for two years in Uruguay (more years ago than I care to remember!) and being with these wonderful young men and women keeps me young and excited about the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Mike Bingham
Because I have a social worker for so long I have seen many families with serious problems. And just because we are Mormons we are not immune to the challenges to family stability that are all around us. But what being a Mormon has given my wife and me is the understanding that our children are also the spirit children of a loving Heavenly Father and Mother. We will one day return and report on how we cared for, taught and loved them while they were entrusted to our care. This knowledge motivates us to make the family a place of peace and refuge for our children in spite of the problems of the world. Show more Show less