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Hi I'm Richard

I grew up in the Philippines. I am a Physical Therapist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in the Philippines and now living in Georgia, USA. I came here to the US 22 years ago to work as a Physical Therapist. I love music and singing in the community male choir. I have been married to my wife for 15 years and we have been blessed with 2 wonderful children, a girl (11 yrs old) and a boy (9 yrs old). I have been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since August 1992.

Why I am a Mormon

Before I joined the Church, I have been searching for something, longing for real happiness, hungry for more truths about the true gospel of Jesus Christ, queries about what happen to families after this life. I found all the answers in the Church. I know Heavenly Father will provide me and my family sufficient material blessings to meet our needs. I know He will sustain, guide and direct me in all He would have me do. I know He will help me raise a righteous posterity unto Him. I testify to you that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true and the gospel of Jesus Christ is true. I testify to you that through Joseph Smith, the gospel was restored and that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to him. Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. We are led today by our prophet, Pres. Thomas S. Monson. I know that God lives. And these, I so testify, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an example to all, striving to follow and obey the commandments of our Lord Jesus Christ. For He suffered and died for all of us, so we all can be together with Him after this mortal life. My family and I belong in a branch (smaller congregation) where we learn principles and doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We worship and partake the Sacrament on Sundays, hold a weekly family home evening and help our children grow up to become good daughter and son of our Heavenly Father. We receive callings in the Church and currently I am serving as the branch president.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Paying tithing or 10% of your gross income prepares us for the law of consecration, which is God's celestial law of social behavior inviting us to share our material wealth and possessions and our personal time and talents with others in building and enjoying his glorious kingdom on earth. Paying tithing is a test of our faith. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Latter-day Saints understand that the Atonement had a two-fold purpose: First, Christ redeemed humanity from physical death: all shall be resurrected. (See 1 Cor. 15: 20-22.) Second, Christ atoned for our sins so we could return to the presence of Heavenly Father if we would repent. These two concepts were taught by the Book of Mormon prophet Jacob: "He (Christ) cometh into the world that He may save all men if they will hearken unti His voice; for behold, he suffereth... this that the resurrection might pass upon all men, that all might stand before Him at the great and judgment day. And He commandeth all men that they must repent, and be baptized in His name, having perfect faith in the Holy One of Israel, or they cannot be saved in the kingdom of God." (2 Ne. 9:21-23.) Show more Show less