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Hi I'm Ray

I'm a Missionary, I'm from Mesa, Arizona. I'm a Musician. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a missionary serving in upstate New York. I grew up in a normal family with my mom and dad, 2 older sisters, and a younger brother. I have always enjoyed listening to music, and I also love playing the drums. When I am finished serving my mission I plan on furthering my education in music and see where that takes me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family FULL of Mormons. Most of my life I grew up knowing the doctrine of the church and attending regularly its services and activites. I remember as a young teenager going to church and hearing people say they "know this church was true," or they "know that Joseph Smith was a prophet." I remember asking my self how do you "know?" And, if they really do know how can I "know" for myself. When I was 14 years old I was able to make a trip across the country starting in New Hampshire and ending up in my hometown in Arizona. On our route home my parents realized that we would drive right by Palmyra, New York. I had heard of this town my whole life! The Sacred Grove was there! This is where Joseph Smith had seen God the Father, and His Son Jesus Christ. I had been praying for years to know if this church was true or if the Book of Mormon was the word of God or if Joseph Smith really did see what he claimed to see and if he really was the prophet who restored Christ church. As I arrived to the Sacred Grove it was as if all those prayers for all those years were answered. There was a distinct thought and feeling that filled my whole body and soul that leaves me to this day without a doubt that this was all true.

How I live my faith

As I said before I am now a missionary in upstate New York, and as of right now I am doing my very best to help others have a similar experiance that I did in the Sacred Grove. But, let me make clear that one dose not have to go to Palmyra, New York to recieve a witness from the Holy Spirit. The truth is truth and it can be found in your bedroom, outside, or really any where peaceful. I know that if I could just help someone feel what I felt that it could alter the course of their life as it did mine. Also I live my faith by asking myself questions found in one of our hymns. "Have I done any good in the world today? Have I helpped anyone in need? Have I cheered up the sad or made some one feel glad? If not I have failed indeed." (Have I Done Any Good?, LDS Hymnal)