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Hi I'm Rhett

I'm a husband, a father, a coach, & a believer in Jesus Christ. I've lived on 5 continents & worked on 6. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to coach my children in their different sports teams, from soccer to softball to baseball. I enjoy playing basketball and softball myself as much as possible. My wife played college basketball and softball, and so I really enjoy playing with her. We've lived in many different places including Brazil, Kentucky, Costa Rica, England, Arizona, Washington, South Africa, Chile, and the Middle East. We've visited remote natural beauties such as Ihla Bela, Volcan Arenal, the Yorkshire Dales, Mt Graham, Lily Point, Sani Pass, the mountain city of Taif, the Red Sea reef, and the Laguna Inca Coya. The best part about living in all these places is that we have wonderful friends everywhere! I enjoy listening and singing along to music, especially classic rock. If you've seen someone singing in their car, it very well might have been me. I enjoy challenging myself. Despite being short in stature, my favorite sport is basketball. I also enjoy weightlifting. Additionally, I seek out difficult projects in my career as a project procurement manager. My favorite work assignment thus far was building a large mining facility in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The experts said that the project could not be finished before 21 months--but we finished it in 14!

Why I am a Mormon

It really seems that I've always known that the principles taught by the Church are true. My parents raised me as a member of the Church. We attended church every Sunday, even while on vacation, and my parents and other teachers taught me the scripture stories. I went to Baptist bible schools in Greenville, SC and learned many gospel songs that I sing to my kids today. I try to stay true to the Christian principles I learned while young because I know in my heart that they are true. God has confirmed the truth of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ to me over and over again. I remember one Sunday as a teenager going to church in Greenville, SC. The congregation was singing "How Great Thou Art". As I sang along, I was overcome with a sure testimony of the truthfulness of my Savior. I know Jesus lives and that He suffered and gave His life for my sins and those of all people everywhere. I am most happy and content when I live the teachings of the Savior. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I have read it over and over again, and the Spirit continually confirms to me in my mind and heart that it is true and divine.

How I live my faith

I study the scriptures and pray everyday to strengthen faith in Christ. My family and I strive to read the scriptures and pray together each day too. I fast (abstain from food and drink) one day a month, and I attend the temple as often as possible. One of my favorite things to do is to visit with the members of the Church in their homes and teach them the Gospel. I have gained many wonderful friends and experiences through these home teaching relationships. I try to share my feelings about the Savior and His Gospel with my friends and associates whenever the opportunity presents itself.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Rhett
Jesus said to His disciples, "No man cometh unto the Father, but by me." We learn of Jesus Christ and come to know Him by studying the scriptures and trying to be more like Him in our own lives. We can apply the teachings of the scriptures into our own lives and be like Jesus. If we live more like Jesus, we will come to know our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Rhett
Yes! The name of our church bears His holy name -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, the Savior, and the Redeemer. He suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane for all our sins and pains. He then was unjustly tried and mercilessly crucified, only to rise from the dead three days later as a resurrected, glorified, and immortal God. He now stands at the head of His Church and speaks to us today through His Prophet and Twelve Apostles. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever -- never forgetting us and always seeking to lead us to Him. As members of His Church, we seek to follow His perfect example of love, kindness, and selfless service to all people. Show more Show less