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Hi I'm Randy

My world revolves around my family. I especially love being a grandpa. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a middle class family, with parents who believed in hard work, demanded excellence, but loved their children. My parents were awesome and growing up is filled with many happy memories. I married a wonderful girl I met and dated in high school. I am grateful she was patient enough with me until I finally realized what a great catch she is. We have 3 beautiful daughters, two wonderful sons-in-law and 3 grandchildren with a fourth on her way. Our youngest daughter is a senior in college. My wife and I will become empty nesters officially, my definition, when our youngest daughter comes off the payroll. I am an Industrial Engineer by profession, an efficiency expert, and have worked for the same company for almost 30 years. My work has moved my family and I three times from coast to coast. I enjoy my work, and every day is a new challenge. What I like doing the most is simply being with my family. Being a grandpa is awesome, my job is just loving and teaching my grandchildren. Mom and dad have to be the mean ones and take care of attitude adjustments. As a family we love boating, water sking and tubing every chance we get which is usually every weekend during the summer and fall, but never on Sundays. In our family the sabbath is the Lord's day, a day to worship Him and revitalize our spirit. We have always been blessed as a family for making Sunday a special day.  

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon because I have chosen to be, not because my parents or someone else has told me I should be. I am a Mormon because it offers the complete package. It is the real deal! There are many wonderful churches, all teaching many truths. But in end there is always some doctrine that is missing or does not make sense. It’s the little things that make all the difference for me. Such as really understanding how God intends families to be together forever, and what I need to be doing to be worthy of this blessing. It is knowing that my little granddaughter who passed away after living only 14 days without being baptized is not damned, but has been saved. It is knowing that our Heavenly Father loves us so much that He has provided us with a prophet and twelve apostles to guide us in these troubled times, just like in days of old. It’s knowing that the Priesthood of God has been restored on this earth through divine intervention. It is knowing that through priesthood ordinances and blessings, my family has been personally blessed beyond measure. Most importantly, I am a Mormon because I accepted God’s challenge to pray with real intent to know if this church is true, I believed that if I did this the power of the Holy Ghost would personally tell me the truth. I took the challenge and God has answered my prayer many, many times. There is no doubt, this is God’s church.  

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon is a way of life. It is a commitment to strive to be a disciple of Jesus Christ 24/7, not just on Sunday’s or when others are looking, but all the time. I love to serve others because I think that is what Jesus would do. In the Mormon church everyone has a calling assignment. There is no paid ministry, no lobbying for positions, we just serve where asked, regardless of skill, to the best of our ability. Nobody is better or more important than anyone else. I have learned that every position plays an important part in the orchestra. Over the years I have been asked to do many things. I have mostly served in youth leader positions and church leadership positions. Currently I serve as the Bishop/priest for our congregation. Yes, I am humbled beyond words and constantly feelingly inadequate. But the spirit constantly is guiding me and I know my Savior is making up the difference where I lack. In a few years I will be released from this calling and will gladly serve wherever I am asked. 

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

As an engineer I have spent my entire life using the scientific method to solve problems. When I look at our beautiful world or our amazing bodies it is inconceivable to think all of this occurred by chance. There is no doubt in my mind there is a God who created this world and our amazing bodies. Any other answer simply ignores the scientific method, and common sense for that matter.  Show more Show less