Hi I'm Rich Price
I grew up in Long Beach, California, but have made Oregon my home.
I am a retired computer programmer and software engineer. During the last few years, I have written several books on weight loss and diabetes management. I am interested in public speaking and earned my Able Toatmaster's award with Toastmaster's International. I am also interested in accounting, economics, computers, world religions, science and genealogy.
Why I am a Mormon
My conversion began when I read a Book of Mormon in a motel room at Mt. Carmel Junction near Zion National Park. I didn't completely understand what is was, but I remember thinking "Those Mormons have Angels appearing to them just like in the Bible". While in high school a friend challenged me to read The Book of Mormon. Not waiting for him to give me a copy, a checked one out of the public library and took it on a camping trip with me. I was baptized several months later. What attracted me most was the principle of modern revelation, both to the individual and to the Church.
How I live my faith
I have had many callings since joining the Church. Always, there is the calling of a Home Teacher. After joining the Church, I served a mission to New Zealand. I have also served as a Ward Missionary Leader and various teaching and clerical callings. Since retiring, I have served two Church Service Missions, one as an Employment Services Missionary and one as a Family History Support Missionary.