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Hi I'm Michael

I grew up in West Jordan, Utah, I love sports, I love woodworking and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I just recently graduated from high school. During those years I competed with the SkillsUSA club in cabinetmaking/woodworking. Woodworking is a passion of mine. I also love to play sports, in particular, basketball. I have played basketball since I was 7 years old, and it's such a major part of my life that I have to play at least 3 times per week, or else I feel like I'm missing something. Most importantly, I love learning about the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of this church my entire life. I was baptized at eight years old, my dad is a bishop, so I've been exposed to it all my life. For a while it felt like I was just going through the motions because my family was, but then I had my own conversion. When I was in High School, I had an experience in seminary that really helped me to understand the things that the savior has done for me. It really changed my whole perspective of the gospel and His atonement. I know understood in greater detail the things that He could do for me and help me through. I will be a member of this church forever. I love it, I live it, and I know it. I know this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ, and that without following it, there is no possible way that we could return and live in the presence of our Father in Heaven for eternity. I love this gospel.

How I live my faith

I would say I am an avid participant of my ward. I love going to church every Sunday to participate in the sacrament and to learn more of the gospel. I am currently serving as a ward temple and family history consultant, meaning that I help people to understand how to use the website familysearch.org and how to take names of deceased people in their family line to the temple to perform temple work on their behalf. I also teach the six and seven year-olds in primary about the basics of the gospel. This has been a great experience for me to learn how to teach the gospel on such a basic level.