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Hi I'm Rick

I'm a dancer, a backyard farmer, a Linux user, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In college I majored in contemporary dance and ballet. I enjoy performing, although choreography is my favorite part. From the pacific northwest to the Mohave desert, I like to see how many vegetables my wife and I can grow, even in the middle of a big city. I build my own computers, and am a big fan of linux. I am also a delivery driver, an adventurous cook, a classical music lover, a video gamer, and I have never met a pie I didn't like.

Why I am a Mormon

This is the church of Jesus Christ. It brings both my God and my Saviour into my life in an intimate and very real way. As I strive to follow them and be a better person, I can feel the love of God within me. I can receive both help and revelation for tough times or difficult decisions. I can serve my fellow man and try to help them experience some of the joy that I have experienced. I know that Christ died for me, I am a member of His church so that I can live for Him.

How I live my faith

I work as a delivery driver for a multinational express shipping business. Between the large amounts of deliveries to make, the time restrictions we have, and the traffic, work can be both hectic and stressful. How I deal with all of it relates to my love of the Saviour. It helps me to remember that I must be Christian everyday, not merely on Sundays. Sometimes I pray for help to love other people or to not get upset in freeway traffic. Sometimes I pray for help just to finish. Even in some of the more mundane aspects of my job, I know that God will hear and answer my prayers.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

I love the bible. I enjoy being able to read the of the life, the teachings, the miracles, and the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The bible is a priceless treasure. Yes it is scripture and yes it contains the word of God. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

 No. We are encouraged to participate in the political process, and to help elect good people to govern our nation. Even if a particular candidate is a Mormon, regardless of party, the church does not endorse them. Show more Show less

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

Just after high school, I questioned my own belief in God. From what I had heard, I determined that if there is a God, he would certainly be kind enough to let me know. I began to pray earnestly to know more about Him. Answers didn't come overnight for me, but they did come. One Saturday I was praying while driving, after some time my answer came and I knew. Right then and there I knew that there is a God, and that he loves me. He hears and answers our prayers. Show more Show less