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Hi I'm Michael Casey

Philly native. Cheesesteak enthusiast. Botchie ball exraordinaire. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In the Grande garden state their are quite a few things to do- like visiting the Jersey shore! its what we are famous for right? For all you East Coasters out there: Wawa is the best. Im a washed up botchie ball player and enjoy your average spike ball game. I played football and baseball in Highschool. right now im serving a misison in Malaga, Spain. So if anyone is a 76´s or eagles fan fill me in #TrustTheProcess #WentzWagon. I enjoy most outdoor festivities. If there is water you will pobably find me close by. Ill probably find myself in the business field after the mission and i will most likely attend South Carolina University or BYU.

Why I am a Mormon

I stay true to the faith because it extensively teaches on how to turn boys into men. At a very young age I learned great and important values such as patience, integrity, honor, courage, and resilience. The church has taught me to become a modern day leader by overcoming barriers of hardship through Christ and his example. I will never forget in my high school football career when I would wake at 5 am to go to practice. Every morning during the summer the coaching staff would try to teach kids on "how to be a good person" and "how to have good Morales" everything that they taught I already learned at a very young age. But it appeared that many of my fellow peers struggled with the ability to tell right from wrong, and I was very surprised at how little my fellow friends actually new about being a helpful individual. The church spreads an agenda of love and happiness, it teaches to serve your fellow man and in the process you in fact change yourself. I continue to be a member of the church because it allows people to feel loved and gives a sense of belonging. The church empowers me to have a smart wit at all times and teaches that every storm can pass. I stay in the church because it teaches individuals to reach higher than themselves and separates me from bad and addicting activities.

How I live my faith

New Jersey is the state that is least populated with Mormons in the country. My brother and I are the only two Mormons in a school of around two thousand kids. So naturally, it was difficult to be so separate in my point of view. By being basically the only member in my school I have a strengthened testimony because I had to try that much harder in order to keep true to the straight and narrow path. There are a lot of temptations that occur daily where I am from, and it has taught me to resist peer pressure and other external forces. When I attend church I help prepare and bless the sacrament and I also am first counselor to the Bishop. Attending church each Sunday is refreshing because I meet with other people who have similar values as myself.