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Hi I'm Michael

I love music, I love learning, I love this world, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Southern Salt Lake City, Utah. I love nature & the many things to do out there. Fishing, hiking, photography, and sports are some of my favorite things to do outside. I also like to play games, whether outdoor, indoor, daylight, night time... basically anything to interact with others. I have a profound love for music, & have found enjoyment in every genre; especially in rock music. I have played the piano since I was 7, & still love it. I've also been in a small ward choir, & have played the viola for 3 years. I also love learning new things. I have found sincere interest in this world, society, & world cultures. I have had 3 school years worth experience in speaking German. I love studying physics & psychology, and intend to major in psychological therapy through college. I will be soon serving an LDS mission in McAllen, Texas in the Spanish language, & am looking forward to it. I love meeting new people. I love my family, friends, the gospel, our beautiful world, & the lord.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, so naturally I went to church & participated like the good little boy I was supposed to be. But, even though I was provided with the "molly mormon" life, I wasn't always so "perfectly perfect". I had some questions. Questions about how the church was run, if the church was REALLY true, or if it all was just a sham. I was also put through some challenges that made me question whether or not I was a good person, or just downright unworthy to be around good people. But, through many trials, much patience, & learning to love and care for myself, my faith in this church is profound. I know my savior loves me, I know he loves you, and he loves us.

How I live my faith

The best way I can sum up how I live my faith is through patience & trust. If doubt crosses my mind at all, or if a deep, seemingly unanswerable question comes to mind, I do not allow my faith to falter. I instead keep it moderately in mind, waiting patiently for it to be answered through prayer, scripture study, or council with others. And sometimes, it is answered through many small answers that form to one conclusion. Other times, it's like epiphany suddenly comes through the spirit, & receive that answer through others, or directly the spirit itself! I love teaching such questions & answers to others through church service like in priest's quorum, Sunday school, or home teaching. I also love talking to others as they have their own questions that might put weight on their faith, & helping them receive an answer for themselves.