Hi I'm Rich
I've worked in software development since 2008 in both the defense industry and the education industry. My wife and I have three great little girls and we enjoy serving in our LDS (Mormon) ward in Herndon VA.
Why I am a Mormon
I grew up in Mormon family but never really had a strong appreciation for the church until I served a mission in Chile. During my mission I learned for myself that the promise in Moroni is true: 'And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.' More specifically, I learned that the LDS church is the true church and that it is led by God.
How has your knowledge of the Plan of Happiness changed/benefited your life?
Understanding the Plan of Happiness brings me hope and helps me to know that my goals and efforts are meaningful. It also helps guide my efforts.
How has attending Church services helped you?
It provides an opportunity for friendship. My own faith is built by getting to know others who have strong faith.
Why do Mormons go on missions?
I think the biggest reason I went on a mission was because I was expected to. I felt the church, my family, and the Lord expected me to.
How I live my faith
- I help folks job hunt and become more employable - I have Family Home Evening each week with my family and teach them gospel principles - I avoid pornographic, violent, and otherwise immoral media. - I do an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. - I do my home teaching every month.