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Hi I'm M. Wallis

I am grateful to have a living Prophet, Thomas S. Monson in my life.

About Me

Family is everything to me. I was lucky enough to grow up with a mother who taught me to value family. Thus, much of my life revolves around either supporting my family or spending time with them, regardless of what's on the schedule for that day: soccer, scouting, school functions, and service. As I have aged, my interests have changed too. Although I still like to get out and smack the golf ball around as much as time permits, I enjoy backpacking, mountain biking, exercising and reading.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon simply because I know the Book of Mormon to be true. Although I was born into a Mormon family, I still had to figure out for myself whether or not this was the true church. Early in my life, I always believed in God and Jesus Christ, but it wasn't until later that I truly knew that the Book of Mormon was true and that by reading the teachings within this book , along with the Bible, I can be provided the "fullness of Christ's Gospel." And how did I come to know this? By reading the Book of Mormon and Bible asking God myself. It wasn't any miraculous manifestation that appeared to me, nor was it Heavenly Angels singing. Rather, it was simply a feeling within me, one of surety and strength. Since then, as I have studied Christ's life and His early teachings, I am thankful to be apart of a great church that represents His name: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This church demands a great effort, however, so did Christ as He lived and taught His disciples. And it is through these efforts that we come closer to Him and feel that true peace that only He can provide.

How I live my faith

My wife and I love the gospel and enjoy having the church in our lives. We are heavily involved in 2 separate organizations in our ward and we have been blessed by the associations that we've made therewith. We have found such great examples of faith and diligence with many of the youth and adults that we serve with that we can't think of what life would be like without them. I love the families I am assigned to home teach. Further, it's wonderful to be able to visit the various families assigned to my group. As I witness the various challenges that these families face and watch them overcome these challenges, it strengthens me and provides me with an added assurance of God's love for His children.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

M. Wallis
As far as I understand, my mormon lifestyle is not much different from others in varying religions. I have a family, I work, I go to church on Sunday, I golf, watch sports on TV, go to my children's soccer games, take my daughter to tumbling, and enjoy going out on dates with my wife whenever possible. We live normal lives. However, I also am not naive enough to think that our subtle differences in lifestyle are mole hills either, because in most cases they may seem like mountains to others. No, we don't drink, we don't smoke, and we tend to our church duties and spend time with our families on Sunday rather than go to the ball park. Yes, that's different, but it's OK too. Life is still exciting, full of surprises and lots of fun. We find joy in service, going to the temple, and doing family history work. Overall, life is good. We enjoy the things we do, and look forward to the time we share together. Show more Show less