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Hi I'm Richard Hoffman

I'm a married college student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a currently a college student studying communication disorders and Spanish. I got married in 2010 to my best friend and enjoy and highly recommend marriage. I spent two years on a church service mission in Honduras teaching about the gospel and Christ. I enjoy the all types of sports, woodcarving, and playing the piano and organ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and was raised in the church my whole life. However, it isn't possible to just believe what everyone else believes. When I was in my teenage years I wanted to know for myself if the church was the true church. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed each night to know if it was true. I received my answer one night that it was true. It was so plain and clear to me that I have never forgotten it. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church with a prophet on the earth today. I know the Jesus Christ is the savior and Lord of the whole earth and everyone in it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to strive to follow Jesus Christ and His example. One of the most important things I do is just try to help those who I notice need help. By striving to serve and uplift others I show that I believe in Christ and follow his teachings. I go to church each week and have served in different responsibilities in the church, like a teacher, a secretary and a leader.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Richard Hoffman
Families are the basis of God's plan for us. God gave us families because He knows the blessing we can receive from them. They help us give guidance and support in our lives. They also protect and serve us. Families are where the greatest joy and happiness can come from. I have learned most everything that is important from my family. They give me joy and comfort and help me in times of need. The greatest joy is the blessing and opportunity that God gives to us to be able to live with our families as a family in the eternities. Show more Show less

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Richard Hoffman
Everyone is welcome to come to our meetings. Visitors are welcome and are a enjoyment to members to have attend. Church services are three hours long and are divided into three parts. The three parts are called Sacrament meeting, Sunday school, and Priesthood or Relief Society. The Sacrament meeting is held with everyone in the main room of the building. It is where the bread and water are blessed and given to the congregation, anyone is allowed to partake that would like to but not required to. Sunday school is divided into classes for adults and children. Usually a lesson from the scriptures is given with class participation. The last class, Priesthood or Relief Society, is divided by men and women. Men go to Priesthood and women go to Relief Society where topics relating to them as individuals are given. All are welcome to attend. Show more Show less