Hi I'm Rick McElroy
Currently, I operate a successful remodeling business. I am an author, writer, former university professor of early childhood education, and Pop-pop (grandfather). I am a High Priest, Temple recommend holder, happily married to my eternal companion, and attend church each Sunday. I love the Savior and the Gospel. Life has been greatly rewarding, even through much adversity, because of the Church. I am so lucky to be loved by a forgiving and nurturing Heavenly Father. I know the Savior, Jesus Christ, lives. I know Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God. the Book of Mormon is the word of God.
Why I am a Mormon
I have the honor and privelege of ministering unto my family and others using the Priesthood. The Church changed my life for the better. I have grown closer to Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ through works, and by the Holy Ghost. It is true. I am proud to be a "Mormon" member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It is a gift. I cherish my relationships and dedicate my life to service of God and the Savior, our Master. The Church made me a better man, father, husband and person.
Why do Mormons go on missions?
Mormons go on missions because it is a commandment, and to uplift others by teaching the Gospel to them. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is about love.
Why do Mormons do family history or genealogy work?
To discover and help ancestors who did not have the opportunity to hear the Gospel, or accept it.
How I live my faith
I am the Branch Mission Leader . It is the greatest calling of all. I get to be a part of the Lord's army and bring to pass love, change and opportunity for people to move forward in their lives. It is humbling and I enjoy it immensely. I also am a faithful Home Teacher and visit my three families every month with a spiritual message. I love them. Missionary work is so exciting. Seeing a great change of heart and circumstances in investigators and new members are really humbling for me. God lives and Jesus Christ is the head of this work.