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Hi I'm Michael

I was born and raised in Vacaville, CA. Music is life. I'm an imperfect Momon.

About Me

I really enjoy trying new things. Whether it is food, games, sports, or other activities I enjoy being an extravert. A big potion of my life is singing. I sang in ward choir at 8 and immediatley loved to sing. I sang in my highschool choir, Madrigals, Regional and All State Honor Choir. My favorite kind of music is acapella, but I'm a big fan of almost all music. I plan on majoring in Mechanical Engineering at the Ira Fulton college at BYU. I love math and try really hard to improve my skills and knowledge. I enjoy most every other subject...except English. I'm the worst at English. I'm currently serving in the Russia Samara Mission, but am still at the MTC for another 6 weeks. It's very nice here, and I love the BYU creamary ice cream. (Ice cream of the gods) I love to think...I try to understand why the world is the way God created it. I love to take apart things and put them back together. Most importantly, I like being a dude. Once I get back from my mission I plan on seeing all the great action movies that I've heard so much about. I love laughing, telling jokes, and being the weirdest goof. If I've made my friends smile and laugh than I've done my job.

Why I am a Mormon

I do know that God lives, that Christ lived, died, and was resurrected. I know that the Book of Mormon and the Bible are true testaments of Jesus Christ. I know that through the Atonement all mankind can be saved. I also know that God loves us in a special way. I will never fully grasp his perfect love for me, but I will try to learn. I decided to remain in the church because I've seen the blessings it brings. I've seen my friends find their way home, I've seen families saved, and I know I've been a better young man because of following the commandments. Haha I don't know. I just know that there comes a point in time, you look up and see the stars, the cosmos, and the universe as a whole. Then you turn your thoughts to what makes a human body; every intricate detail made in its complex perfection. Then you realize that there is a Personage who knows all the stars by name, the creator of the human body, and knows my thoughts as I have yet to understand them myself. However, it comes to the point where there is no more facts that the human mind can appertain, which leaves us with questions that can't be answered. Therefore I conclude that we must exercise faith in that God who knows me. Therefore, I know that through careful study, that I can put my faith in Jesus Christ and the testament of him found complete in the Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am active in my church...well I'm a missionary right now. I give my next 2 years away so that I can help anyone within my reach. Before my mission, I would help my bishop work with the youth of my ward. I would normally teach the priests (age 16-18). We also were big on Boy Scouts, so most of our activities outside of church were either service projects or helping the community where it needed us. I've used my singing in the community by participating in school plays, musicals, and other performance style activities. Many of the people in my school and surrounding community would come and watch. Over the past 3 years of performance I believe I've preformed in front of over 100,000 different people. One of he characteristics of Christ I strongly believe in is his love and charity. I've made it a personal goal to make someones day better because I was there. I will do this by either giving service where and when I can, comfort my friends when they are troubled, or just simply to say "Hi" to people I see along the way.

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Michael
It's simply what we call the groups we meet with. A ward is a bigger branch. A branch has a branch president and a ward has a bishop. A stake is made of branches and wards in the area. The Stake President is the presiding authority of a stake. Regardless of what stake, branch, or ward you attend, the lessons and doctrine taught are always the same. Show more Show less