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Hi I'm Richard

I grew up in upstate New York and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have a wonderful wife and four children. I've worked in the printing industry for over twenty years and recently decided to go back to school. Now I juggle my time between work, school and family and there never seems to be enough time to do it all. I enjoy playing paintball games with my sons and going on walks with my wife or daughter. Saturday evenings with family and a barbecue on the back patio are my favorite times.

Why I am a Mormon

Jesus Christ has brought meaning to my life. I have come to know that despite all of my failings and short-comings, I can be forgiven. My Father in Heaven and His Son, Jesus Christ will accept me and forgive me when I turn to them and strive to repent and change. Much of my life is about becoming better, shedding things that keep me from feeling the influence of His Holy Spirit because that brings so much peace to my life. The Holy Spirit testifies to me that Jesus is the Son of God, that He died for me personally, that I will live again after I die and will see and be with family members in eternity. I choose to be a Mormon because it gives me hope in the future, hope in Christ and a sense of who I truly am, a son of an eternal, loving, Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

Principles of our Faith teach us that we must "love one another". I strive to do that by serving in my local congregation. I do this in a variety of ways, one year I might be a Boy Scout leader and teach young men. A few years after that I might teach a Sunday School class. No matter where I am asked to serve, or what I may be asked to do, I seek to serve to the best of my ability, giving any time or talent that I may have is a small thing when I have received so much in return. Fellowship with other members strengthen me and I look forward to occasions when we get together.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

The Bible is a important resource to lean about God's dealings with people anciently. The Old Testament provides a Testament of the mission of the Savior before He came to earth. The New Testament teaches of Christ and His mission while on the earth. His teachings, as recorded by His Apostles and Disciples, teach us how we should live our lives, how we can follow his commandments and what blessings we can receive when we do. Show more Show less