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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.

About Me

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.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Ray
Today as in the past people question their mortality and future existence. I was listening to a self-help audio from my local library and the author stated "no one knows definitively what happens after we die." He went on to say that Christians can quote the bible verses, but even they do not know for sure. I was saddened by this narrative, the author is speaking only for himself. He hasn't had a personal revelation from the Holy Spirit to confirm the teachings of truth. The beauty of the Savior is that His story, every facet and detail is different than any other story ever recorded. Jesus led a perfect life and perfect sacrificial death and then crowned immortality with a perfect resurrection. Why did Jesus do this? He did it for Me and for You. He didn't do it for Himself. Every act He ever did that was recorded was for His Father in Heaven or for mankind. He was selfless in every word and deed. There has never been another recorded history of a person of His magnitude and grace. The world and all of its inhabitants can't offer a better person or a better story of sacrifice and devotion then the Savior offered. The errors made in the flesh are correctable through His great atonement. A perfect being doing what can't be done by imperfect beings; providing the way, the truth, the light and the life unto a loving Father in Heaven. What the author missed is that if he would try the teachings of Christ, pray for the Holy Spirit to validate his inquiry, that the Father would make His existence known. He could know with a surety that there is a life after this life, and it was all made possible by a loving Messiah, the Savior Jesus Christ. Show more Show less