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Hi I'm Richard

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work for the Department of Defense and I have a beautiful wife and four children. I enjoy everything from athletics, swimming in the ocean, to spending time with my family. I enjoy life and I am grateful for every aspect of it. Success and failure, joys and sorrows all make the challenge of life certainly worth it and with my family by my side, the future looks very, very bright.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt the ovewhelming Spiritual confirmation that it is true. I have prayed and I have read the Scriptures and I have felt the power of peace that comes with it. I feel a strong desire to pattern my life in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ. I am nowhere near perfect and sometimes my flaws seem more abundant than my strengths, but the faith and the courage to continue to follow and to believe are always there. I have not developed this belief by using scientific analysis because pure religion is a matter of faith, and the reward that is given because of acting on that faith. I am not overly smart nor am I overly talented, but I believe that my family and I are headed in the right direction and that direction is taking the challenge issued by the Savior Himself, "Come follow Me." I believe in it and I hope you investigate for yourself because I promise you that if you do, with serious conviction and with an honest desire for understanding, you will find the truth and this and it will bring with it happiness and potential that will make life most beautiful.

How I live my faith

Going to Church, daily prayer and Scripture study are big parts of life. Sometimes my study and my praying is not quite as efficient or consistent as I would like but the idea is always there. And as I grow older I realize that service must be a big part of life. Serving can come in any form and I believe that it is what Christ meant when He told Peter to feed His sheep. My family and I have written down things before that we can do to serve. Things like dropping off sweets to neighbors, cleaning our Church building, inviting people over for dinner, calling people just to talk to them, and donating money to help someone in need. It does not sound too fancy or eye popping but if it is done consistenltly the effect that it has on the people recievng the service is appreciated and for my family and I who are giving of the service we can feel the positive change that it is having on us as we try to put the interests of others above our own-it is certainly a work in progress and we are moving forward one step at a time.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No, Mormons do not worship Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith was a Prophet called by God just like Prophets in Biblical times. Through God's power and direction he restored God's Church, translated The Book of Mormon, and taught many truths about God the Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and The Holy Ghost and mankinds relationship to Them. He was killed for what he accomplished, preached, believed, and lived and so for these many reasons members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints hold Jospeh Smith in very high esteem for all the he accomplished by God's command and through God's power. Show more Show less