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Hi I'm Michael

I'm a Mormon. i did not grow up in kenya. i did not start a school for orphans. i did, how ever, grow up in california.

About Me

hobbies: love rock climbing, guitar (classical spanish), love music as long as its not rap or country, love the beach but not the kind of people that live by the beach,skiing, the outside life is great (nature) mom/dad: mom is lds too, she is great and such the example. dad is luthren but still just as great and they taught me how to live so ya! not going to college now because im on a mission...you could say that im at the university of Jesus Christ if you want.

Why I am a Mormon

im mormon because i cant not be. the greatest thing about the Lords church is that he gives a way to know its the Lords church and gives a way for that testimony to continue to grow. now i grew up knowing the luthren church and the mormon church, not to say luthren people are not great people and equally loved of God but when i know that there is a church that Jesus Christ established and leads i know that that is the best way to recieve eternal happiness so i cant not be apart of this chruch and can not choose to live against it. thats whay im a member.

How I live my faith

there have been things i have learned in my life that i live by now. one is service. i have learned that i help myself as much as im helping others. they may get the temporal help but i get the eternally lasting growth in love respect charity and humilty. and it also progresses Gods children which is serving God another is obidience. i have learned that the more i obey the will of the Lord i recieve help, guidance, and answers to prays. president james e. foust once saide "when obidience becomes our goal it is no longer an irratation, instead of a stumpling block it become a building block, obideince leads to true freedom, the more that we obey revealed truth the more we become liberated". now i am a missionary close to leaving to albainia. as doing so i have never found so much happiness in my life. i also have never found those 2 princeples abaove to be so true. its truly the Lords work

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

the church does not pay for leadership for the same reason Christ did not pay his twelve apostles. Chirst and the 12 gave up their lives to serve to show others the way to God's kingdom, because of that they had the devotion that that was required to know God's will for the people. Show more Show less