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Hi I'm Ron

I was born and raised in Pennsylvania, but got my schooling from Utah to Massachusetts. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was a physical therapist by profession and have been married for almost 40 years. My wife and I have six children and are now up to 15 grandchildren. I enjoy the outdoors, science fiction and Tom Clancy. I've played and coached baseball, but now just enjoy watching it. I am a Rotarian. I continue to be close to my sons and daughters and all of the grandchildren. My wife and I have enjoyed traveling the country by car to visit our children and grandchildren. We have dedicated some of our time to our local library and food pantry. One of the reasons we decided to retire was so we could serve a full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint. We are currently serving in the beautiful city of Solo (Surakarta) in wonderful Indonesia. We are involved in teaching English, assisting with the Perpetual Education Fund, helping with Employment Resources, Humanitarian Projects, and local member support. Of course, we are available for disaster relief, if the need arises.

Why I am a Mormon

I can remember, even as a youngster, having questions about life. I felt that I needed to live a good life, but I wanted to know how that was done or even if I had to do anything at all. As a Christian, I was taught that all had to learn about Christ or suffer the consequences; but, I remember wondering about the millions who never learned of Him for any number of reasons. I thought about who I was; where I came from (did I exist before I was born, was I reincarnated, or did I begin existance at birth); what was my purpose in this life; and finally, where was I going after this life (was there an after-life?). I have found the answers to all of these questions and more in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When I first met with the missionaries from the Mormon Church, I remember how true everything they taught me felt. It seemed like I was being reminded, not being given new information. And, I remember that being told about and subsequently reading the Book of Mormon, answered my question as to why God had stopped communicating with us today as He had during "Bible times." Having read, pondered, and sincerely prayed about the Book of Mormon, I have come to know that it is a true book, that God does continue to communicate with man, and that there are living prophets, like Moses of the Bible, on the earth today, and ultimately, that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Gospel of Jesus Christ restored in our day in its fullness.

How I live my faith

I have been an active participant in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since I joined at the age of 14. I served a two-year vountary mission in the state of Oregon. Since finishing college and getting married I have served as a youth leader, a Sunday School teacher, a local missioinary, and as the president of a couple mens groups. I have also served as my local congregation's bishop (minister) since we have a lay ministry. I am currently serving a voluntary, two-year full-time mission for the church in Indonesia with my wife.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Ron
As a member of the Mormon Church (nickname) I have been amused by the question I have gotten from time to time - "Do I believe in Jesus Christ?" I have even been told by those not of my faith, that I am not a Christian because I don't believe in the same Christ that they believe in. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know that there is a God - a Heavenly Father - who is the Father of the spirits of all mankind. I know that Jesus Christ is the Only Begotten Son of the Father in the flesh and that He, Christ, was born to a virgin, Mary, in Bethlehem. Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of mankind. And I know that the Holy Ghost (Holy Spirit) is sent to testify of Christ's divinity and to help guide us in our choices between good and evil. Show more Show less