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Hi I'm Mike

I enjoy weight lifting and sports. I help people build websites. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I work for the largest domain registrar and website hosting company on the internet. However, most of work experience has been in the insurance industry and my education is in physical education. I have a lot of interests. Real estate, travel, fitness, business, and sports to name a few. I lived and attended school Missouri from kindergarten to freshman year at college, went to Finland for two years as a church missionary, spent four years in Provo, Utah attending Brigham Young University, worked in St. Louis for 3 years thereafter, and moved to Mesa, AZ in 2005. I have been here since and it is great to always have sunny, warm weather. I've never been married, so no kids, but as one of seven children have lots of great nephews and neices to enjoy.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was raised as a member of the church and comes from a strong heritage of LDS members. My father, after returning from Veitnam and serving in the US Air Force, was looking for answers to his religious questions. At 23 years old he met church missionaries who taught him about the church. He joined, met my mother at sunday school, and they got married in the Salt Lake City temple. I was thus raised in a Mormon household. People tend to be a product of their environment and upbringing. This naturally applies to me. I consider myself extremely fortunate to have parents who made it a priority to include the church lifestyle and teachings of Jesus in my upbringing, so one could assume I'm a Mormon because that's how I was raised and am used to. However, there much more personal reasons for me. I stay involved in the church because it works. Living church standards, applying Christ's teachings, and following His inspired apostles' counsel and is simply the best way. That is what I've learned from my own life experience. I have found that living the standards and principles taught by the church is the best way to have success and happiness.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as Elders Quorum President. This essentially means I'm the leader, with the assistance of two "counselors", over a group of about 35 men and their families in our congregation. Their ages range from age 18 to 40. My responsibilities include Sunday School lessons, organizing home teaching assignments, coordinating recreation and service activities for the quorum and congregation, etc. It's challenging, fun, and helps me develop into a better person while doing the same for the members of our quorum.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Mike
I really enjoy studying The Bible and The Book Of Mormon. Together, they clarify all the doctrines of the full gospel of Jesus Christ. Does this mean we see The Bible as somehow less significant to us than it is considered to be by other Christian-based faiths? No. It simply means we have more sources than other Christian-based faiths do to to validate, clarify, and confirm the doctrines of Christ. Having only The Bible is like having the recipe to an amazing casserole without all the essential ingredients listed. Adding The Book of Mormon makes the recipe clear and complete. I love The Bible, but I understand it better because of the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less