Michael Dale Larsen, born on May 28th, 1972 in Murray, Utah in the United States, is the firstborn in a large LDS (mormon) family. This deeply religious environment based on core family values, honesty and hard work forms the solid moral foundation of Michael’s personality.
As a child, he was always found with a book in hand, often encyclopedias, preferring intellectual activities over athletic ones. Michael enjoyed writing, and for three consecutive years, won the Reflections national contest at East Midvale Elementary school.
1943 Salt Lake City, Utah. Aaron Parson, a young LDS man, says goodbye to his sweetheart, Jennie White, with a promise to marry her within the sacred walls of the temple upon his return. Destiny, however, has other plans. When a tragic event in Italy separates the young lovers, Aaron chooses to remain true to his precious values. In doing so, he is cast into a world of contrasts far from his religion, his country, and his family. Sixty years later, Aaron and Jennie are reunited, never again to be divided, in a thirteen-day adventure that will redefine the concept of endurance to the end per sempre.