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Hi I'm Michael

I live in Washington State, USA, where I grew up enjoying camping, running, lifting weights, eating, and hanging out with friends.

About Me

Like many young men I love to lift weights and exercise in general. I participated in martial arts for almost two years during freshmen and sophomore year. I got pretty good for the short time I did it. More recently I've been interested in practicing and maybe someday competing in Powerlifting and/or Weightlifting. My greatest aspirations however, are to be married in the temple to my wife where I can enjoy the prospect of living with the woman I love forever. I want to bless my future children with the teachings of this church and provide a good life for them. I love to serve my God. I want to be a man that He would be proud of. A man of God. I love my brothers and sister everywhere and desperately want to bring them all the sweet news of the restored gospel. God bless.

Why I am a Mormon

As a life time member, for a long time I just went with the flow. It was how I was raised, so I never really questioned it. Until about freshmen year when I was picked on pretty bad at school. I felt pretty bitter about my situation, and instead of turning to Christ for love and support, I turned away in a rebellious attitude that I thought would bring me some self confidence. Over time this bitterness took me further and further from the church until I was about 16. Then I had a special event where I was really able to feel Gods love for me. It didn't come from anyone else, It didn't happen when I was at church, or talking to a church leader. I was on my own, in my room. I had met a beautiful young lady who I was really crushing over, and I was talking to her over the phone one night, and she said that her friends where making fun of her for liking a boy. I was confused as to why her friends would be picking on her for that and she explained it was because she was a Mormon, and that because she was under the age that the church recommends young people start dating ,which is 16. Her friends felt they had a right to tease her. It was at this moment that I realized that she had been placed in my way. I exclaimed to her that I was a Mormon too and to my own disappointment, she didn't believe me. I had to go off on a rant about Mormon topics for her to believe me. I had never felt so sad to be away from my Savior. I was thankful that she had shown me my identity as a member of this church, and that I still valued it. It hit me at once that God really loves me, wanted me to be happy, that this was his church and he wanted me to be a part of it. Many other instances over the next few years really solidified my testimony that The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints is the one true and everlasting church on the face of the land and that God is in this Church. I am a Mormon, because no where else have I ever felt Gods love for me.

How I live my faith

I've always been a member my whole life, and such I have always had a heavy involvement with the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints. Currently, I hold a calling where I organize activities for all the young single adults in my area. We get together every sunday night and play broad games, ping pong, all kinds of create and fun things. I enjoy it quite a bit. I love being a part of making the peers around me have a little fun. It's a wonderful feeling when you put together an activity and everyone rants about how much they loved it. I do enjoy it very much.