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Hi I'm Mike

I'm a husband, father of 4 daughters, grandfather, and businessman. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy riding mountain bikes with my wife, building and fixing things when there's time, and being with family. Professionally, I manage a division of an engineering and manufacturing company that mostly builds equipment for nuclear waste management.

Why I am a Mormon

Most of my mother's family converted to the LDS Church in England and were pioneers. My father was baptized when I was 14. My mother always took us to church and I believed what I was taught. When I was 8 1/2, our family moved to the Northwestern US and I decided to be baptized. Over the years, as I put forth effort to study, pray, repent, and obey the commandments, I have gained a certainty that the gospel of Jesus Christ is restored to the earth. My testimony came a little at a time, but I know without any doubt than God lives and that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. I am blessed with a wonderful wife. As we have tried to become "one" in all things, we have found incomprehensible joy. Our four daughters have been respectful and kind to us. They have started to finish college, get married, and have families of their own. We witness the blessings in their lives as they follow the Savior's example.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith by consistently studying the scriptures and praying with faith. I know that God's will can be revealed to each of his children through the Holy Ghost. I try to act upon the feelings and thoughts that come. When I do, I understand better how we are God's hands here on the earth. There is much good to be accomplished and much that needs to be done in order to prepare the earth for the second coming of Jesus Christ. We all need to repent and obey the commandments in order to be prepared for this long-prophesied event. Service in the LDS Church is an important part of living my faith. I have served as a lay minister to a congregation of ~500 and as part of a presidency to an overall congregation of ~3,200. This service takes much time and effort, but the blessings far exceed any effort put forth on my part. I love to work side by side with those who voluntarily serve in worthy and noble causes.