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Hi I'm Michael

I've lived in Utah my whole life. I'm a country swing dancer and outdoor enthusiast. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the youngest of three brothers. I currently work for my dad, helping him with maintaining and managing several duplex apartments and other vacant lots. Although, I was a Window Washer for about a year, when I was 20. Every year my family and me would take a houseboat trip to Lake Powell in southern Utah. We'd stay about a week, water skiing, tubing, playing card games, etc, and I personally enjoy free-diving. The deepest I've ever dove was about 45 feet deep. I enjoy almost anything out doors. I love to go hiking, fishing, hunting, backpacking,and camping. My brother, the past few years, has got me in to real rock climbing. Living in Utah makes it so easy to find routes to climb. There are probably 50 or so within a 15 min drive from my house. It's so convenient. But what I'm really passionate about is country-swing dancing. I go every Wednesday night to the Union Station on 25th street in Ogden, for their weekly country dance. I've made tons of friends there. A lot of them go to the local LDS Institute with me. I've made friends with the owners, who are LDS. And I've even taught line dances and swing lessons a couple times for them.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church since i was four. But, I didn't really "get into it" till I was in my 20's. I knew growing up that the church taught important and good things. But, it wasn't till I really wanted to know if it was all true, and started living the gospel principles, that I gained a knowledge and testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Studying the scriptures, mainly the Book of Mormon, was key in the building my testimony.

How I live my faith

Growing up in the church, being in the boy scouts and young men's groups, I've become very accustomed to doing service. If someone is moving, has a household problem, needs snow removed, etc, they almost don't even have to ask for help. My first calling in church was to be a Bear Den "Assistant" Scout leader. My Mother was the Den leader. I was the one who would always teach the kids how to tie the different knots and do the power tool work on the pinewood derby cars. Later I started going to a singles only ward. I'm currently in charge of all the different Sunday School classes and on a linger longer comity. And now I'm preparing to serve a full time Mission in Washington.