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Hi I'm Mitch

I was born in San Bernardino, California, am a convert to the Church, a successful home building business and I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am Mitch and was born in 1959 and am the youngest of 3 children and was raised in a presbyterian church. My sister at age 15 had a friend that was Mormon and she invited my sister to attend church and young womens. My brother was dating my now sister in law and she grew up in a baptist family. Eventually they asked to join these respective churches which started a unique search for what church to raise me in by my Father and Mother. We joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1969. I lettered in 4 sports in High School, served a mission in Scotland, and returned to walk on at BYU for football. I left college to start my own home building business and have been a home builder ever since. I married my sweetheart in 1980, we have 6 of the greatest children ever and our favorite family vacation is Lake Powell on a houseboat! My wife and I enjoy our friday night dates, which we have never missed, and we love the Lord and would do anything for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up my family was not religiously active but we had a belief in God. There was alcohol and smoking and parties. Sundays were not sabbaths. We lacked light and direction and purpose. I am a Mormon because the truth of who Jesus Christ is, of who God our Heavenly Father is, and that there is a plan for our lives has been restored! To know that at birth we did not suddenly flare into existance but that we have always lived as spirit children of our Heavenly Father which validates scripture and helps us to know the beginning. To have a Church on the earth that is led by a prophet of God just as Moses, Noah, Peter and others who speaks for God, so that there is relevant direction and doctrine for us today. To know my Savior Jesus Christ and who He is and know that because Salvation and Eternal Life only comes through him then every commandment, standard, ordinance and principle in the Church teaches us and points us to Him. That the Savior is the reason we do what we do and coming unto Christ is the purpose of the Church as the vehicle to get us there. Being a Mormon provides the structure, the tools, the doctrine to help me and my family worship, to be spiritual, to be righteous and to understand what God would have me do today. To understand and know why I am here on the earth, that family is central to God's plan, and to know that we can return to Him after this life. But not only that we can return, but that marriage and family can go beyond the grave! Jesus Christ broke the bands of spiritual and physical death and provided the authority to bind on earth so that we are bound in heaven. The keys to that sealing power is on the earth so that in temples husbands and wives and children can be sealed forever and not until 'death do us part'. I am a Mormon because I love my Savior Jesus Christ and know that he does the will of his Father and has restored the truth about him, about his Father, and about us as his children.

How I live my faith

I enjoy serving others. In my Church I have served as a Scout Leader, as a leader of youth, and as a ward missionary. I have served as a young men's President helping young men ages 12-18 by doing service projects, teaching them gospel principles, and going on outdoor and other activities with them. I have served as a Bishop of a ward of 18-31 year old young men and young women that has given me great capacity and understanding into the challenges of those years as well as the great experiences that they go through. I've sat with them in the most intimate of circumstances, hearing of their challenges, and seeking the inspiration of the Lord to counsel with them. And I have enjoyed activities that build character and strength and social interaction in healthy environments. I have served on the Stake High Council which has given me many opportunities to help and assist people in their daily needs. I have also served as a home teacher where I have been given an assignment to watch over and care for a particular family and tend to their needs. In my profession as a home builder I have the opportunity to create people's dreams, to coach them through some of the most rewarding things they have ever attempted, and see their joys as well as their struggles. And my profession has allowed me to help others through community projects such as serving with the Home Builder's association and building a home for Habitat for Humanity or donating proceeds of building a home to a college or charitable organization.