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Hi I'm Rich

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in the Panama Canal Zone. I'm an Aircraft Systems Engineer.

About Me

My wife and I have six children. Unusual for today's times, but we have found great joy and happiness watching our children grow up. I have a degree in Aircraft Engineering Technology and graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. During my career I have worked on airplanes designed and built by Boeing, Airbus, Lockheed, and Northrop-Grumman. I even spent time working on the Space Shuttle and Solid Rocket Boosters. I just love things that fly, move, roll and float. My wife and I both grew up in the Panama Canal Zone and love the culture and people in that part of the world. Growing up in a tropical rain forest, I learned to love being outdoors. There is nothing better than Camping, Hiking, Fishing, or Swimming...especially in the tropics.

Why I am a Mormon

Plain and simple, I have felt the Spirit of Lord. The Spirit will speak to anyone who asks to know the truth. I asked, I heard and now I continue to hear whenever that moment of doubt enters my mind. I can not deny it. It only makes sense to me that our Father in Heaven wants us to return to be with him and he provided a way so that we can. The only way is the gospel of Jesus Christ. He is my one and only Saviour. I am so happy that he loves me and my family enough to have atoned and sacrificed his life for that purpose.

How I live my faith

As a boy in the church, I grew up participating in Boy Scouts that meet at most LDS church buildings. I worked hard and became an Eagle Scout. I support the Boy Scout troop today as an adult in my ward. Two of my sons are Eagle Scouts. My two remaining sons are still working on it. I am pretty sure they will be successful in earning their Eagle rank. I love to be able to do things with and for the Scouts. As part of my other work with the church, I am priviledged to visit other members on a monthly basis. This is an opportunity to visit with them, teach a quick lesson, and be sure they are doing OK. Over the years, I have always had this opportunity and has always been worthwhile and a blessing in my life.