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Hi I'm Ron

I'm Happy and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Grandpa! (and a Dad, of course). I have decided that of the various things I could tell you about me, these two titles mean the most to me. I, like many of you, have learned during my life's journey that the most joyous (and sometimes the most painful) experiences in life result from these divinely given responsibilities. Although I am a CPA by profession, I have come to understand that it is not numbers, but our personal relationships that bring us the joy that Heavenly Father had in mind when he created this earth for us.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have received a personal witness from Heavenly Father that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is our Savior's church. Only by faith, repentance and becoming a member through baptism by someone who has real Priesthood authority can we receive the precious gift of the Holy Ghost and enter the path that will allow us to return to live with our Heavenly Father, together with our families. During my life I have had numerous experiences in which the Lord has made it known to me through the special feelings that come through the Holy Ghost, that his Gospel has been restored to the earth. Those feelings cannot be easily explained, but are very real, and I know that they come from God.

How I live my faith

There is a very simple song which is sung by the children entitled," I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus." This is my goal and I know one of the best ways to obtain that goal is to be of service to others. We have many opportunities to serve both in and out of the church, one of my favorites is to teach others about the Gospel. I had an opportunity to serve a two year mission in Italy when I was younger and since have had many opportunities to continue in my missionary efforts. The joy that comes from seeing someone accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ is unique and, once felt, is never forgotten.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Without a doubt! I'm especially glad that I can answer this question because I had a very direct answer to my prayers regarding this question. I was to have an opportunity to see the prophet at the time (Gordon B. Hinckley) in person and I had specifically asked in my prayers that day that the Lord would answer that exact question for me. As President Hinckley entered the conference center, the feeling that came over me let me know without a doubt that he was a prophet every bit as much as Moses or any other prophet of the Old Testament. Show more Show less