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Hi I'm Michael

I grew up in Nevada. I'm on a mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a missionary in the Charleston West Virginia Mission. I grew up mainly in the small town of Battle Mountain. When I was in 8th grade I joined the junior high computer club and loved computers ever since. I love most things to do with the computer, especially video games. Thinking of a future in that area I've gone to college for a few years in the computer science field specializing in computer simulation, hoping someday to make my own games. I'm taking a break from college to complete a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and my parents taught me what they knew about the church. As I grew up I could see how all the many parts of the gospel fit together so well as I studied from the scriptures and what we practiced. I can also feel a peace and relaxation when I'm at church that I have not been able to feel anywhere else, even on a free day at home.

How I live my faith

I'm out on a mission now. Knowing the Lord asks all worthy young men to go on a mission I knew I was supposed to go on a mission. After going to college for a few years I felt I could not avoid going out on a mission any longer, almost every spiritual event I went to made me feel like I should be going on a mission. I finally stepped up and made the preparations to go. In the passed I've served in a few callings. The most recent before I left on my mission was as an assistant clerk. I usually helped prepare printed information when it was needed or asked for and other financial book keeping activities.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Michael
There are five topics they try and share with people. The first is about the restoration of Jesus Christs church in these latter days. That the fullness of the gospel has been restored to the earth and all the blessings that come with that. Second we talk about the Plan of Salvation that God has created since before the world was created. Our reason for being on this earth and our hope for the world to come. Third the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Fourth the commandments God has given us to live. Fifth, the ordinances and practices in the church that bring us closer to God and Christ. While they share this with you they will give commitments that you can follow through with that will help you feel the Spirit of God more in your life and give you greater understanding of what they share. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Michael
To me, faith is an understanding that when god commands you to do something that you will be able to do it no matter what. In 1 Nephi, Nephi was telling his brothers that if the Lord should command him to say unto the water be thou earth, it would be done. This also works for any blessing that is promised to us for obeying his commandments. Do you have faith that when god promises something if you do something he asks you to do, that he will be able to fulfill that promise? Then see that you do it. Show more Show less