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Hi I'm Landon Richardson

I have grown up in Arizona. I am an anesthesia student. I'm a Mormon and I love life!

About Me

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for my entire life. I am a proud father, a full time anesthesia student at Midwestern University, and previously worked as a music producer. There is rarely a dull moment. When I am not at work or school I love spending time with my family. I love to mountain bike, swim, hike, and study. I am a single father of a precious daughter. She is the greatest blessing in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of The Church of Jesus Christ. I was born into a good family with great opportunities for hapiness in life. I recognized at a young age that prophets of God truly did live on the earth and that they were the Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. During my adolecent years I suffered many tragedies and became clouded with confusions and doubts regarding hapiness in life. I spent several years out searching out the meaning of life from other religions and learned from other people what they believed. I never shook the underlying feeling that the Church of Jesus Christ was true. When I was just a young adult, I read the Book of Mormon and was flooded with an overwhelming confirmation that the book was a true records of Gods dealings with the ancient American inhabitants and that it was truly translated through the Prophet Joseph Smith. This testimony is confirmed almost daily in the miracles that I am able to recognize in life. I know this is Gods church and that Jesus Christ is his Son, who lives and leads the work today through living prophets. Our Father in Heaven truly loves us all and gives us opportunities to grow and to be happy if we listen to the things He says. I am grateful for my mebership in the Church and happy to know where I came from, why I'm here, who I am, and where I am going. I can't imagine life without the true Gospel of Jesus Christ!

How I live my faith

I live my faith through making choices every day that I know make my Heavenly Father happy. I am called to serve within the church as the local Clerk and help to manage records and membership documents. I have been blessed with opportunities to teach the youth of the area the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I also enjoy monthly visits with some of the families in my area so I can make sure they are doing well and find out any way to help. I always try to share a gospel message. As a nurse, I am given further opportunity to live my faith through service to others. Serving others is a great blessing in this life! The absolutely most important way my faith is lived, is through my role within my family. I am responsible as a father to make good choices and lead my family safely and lovingly. I know that I can only accomplish this through regular prayer and scripture study. I also give charitibly each time I recieve pay and never regret what I give.

Who are the Mormons?

Landon Richardson
The "Mormons" members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "Mormon" is a nickname that we are commonly called. It originates from our belief in The Book of Mormon, an ancient American record that tells of God's dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the land. It was translated by Joseph Smith in the early 19th century. The book is one of the distiguishing beliefs of our church and, as such, became a common term to refer to the members ofTthe Church of Jesus Christ. The title of the book is actually referring to an ancient prophet of God named Mormon who abridged centuries of records into the format it was translated from. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Landon Richardson
No, the church obeys and sustains all laws of the land and members who practice polygamy in any form are excommunicated. We focus our beliefs on the eternal principle of marriage between a man and wife and sustaining a loving family environment. Marriage between a man and woman is among the most sacred of any events in life, and we treat marriage with the full dignity and emphasis that it deserves. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Landon Richardson
This is a topic that has been discussed for a very long time in the community. According to the traditional "Christian" denomination we are proud to say we are unique in much of our doctrine and beliefs. The name of our church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is THE church of Jesus Christ! We believe in Christ. We believe He lives. We know He suffered so that we could have the chance to be cleansed from the consequences of our mistakes. We love Him and we know He loves us. We obey all of the teachings of Jesus Christ and believe that He is The Son of God. We worship Him. In this sense, I would conclude we are Christian by definition of the true word meaning "Christlike" or "Belonging to Christ". Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Landon Richardson
The Word of Wisdom is basically a health code revealed from God through His prophet Joseph Smith. Blessings of health and protection accompany those who live its principles. Many people believe that it is simply abstaining from tea, coffee, cigarettes, and alcohol. While this is true, it also contains health advice encouraging the sparing use of red meats, increasing the intake of whole grains, and observing the principle of moderation in all things. This doctrine has enriched my life and continues to hold true in light of modern medical and dietary research, which was not available when this doctrine was revealed in the early 19th century by young uneducated Joseph. Show more Show less