Hi I'm Ray
I'm a Mormon, and a car dealer, these are not contradictions in terms...The Gospel helps me stay true to Jesus Christ.
I'm entering downside of half a century and for 25 years of that time I have been married to my sweetheart. We have 5 beautiful daughters, 2 son in laws and 2 grandchildren. I live my hobby of automobiles as a profession, we own a car dealership. Anytime I am not with my family, church or business I am on the racquetball court.
Why I am a Mormon
I was born into the church, my Mother was a convert and my Father a member. As I grew up I felt the Holy Spirit was present at church. I wanted to be near that peace my whole life. I chose to be baptized when I was 8 years old and then when I was 19, I served a Mormon mission to Arizona. Later I married a like minded woman in one the temples of God. The longer I have been a member the more converted I become. There is peace and assurance inside the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his church is on the earth, and through the decisions of my parents I was blessed to be part of that church my whole life. I am striving to live in such a way to give my wife and children the same opportunity to have what I been provided. I eagerly look to the day that my wife and I can go together on missions to share the blessings with others that we have lived.
How I live my faith
Where do I start to tell you how I live my faith? Church, faith, the gospel of Christ are not Sunday activities or Yearly holidays in the Mormon faith. I thrive in a day to day lifestyle full of miracles and blessings. From an outsiders view this may seem juvenile or to squeaky clean, but when I consider how dark and threatening the world and present circumstances are, the gospel is a welcome umbrella from the constant rain of chaos. The church offers opportunities of service to our friends and neighbors. Presently I teach a Sunday School class of 10 year old boys about the Old Testament. A boy named Kayden in my class once prayed a closing prayer in our class and said "thank you Father in Heaven for having us learn something about you that we didn't know earlier today." Whether I am a teacher, a lay minister, a home visitor to selected members or whatever I am asked to do inside our congregation, I am living Kayden's prayer; I am learning something I didn't know earlier today. This is how I think our Savior would have us act: Teach what we can, Learn what is taught and Do what is right.