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Hi I'm Rodney

I'm a father, grandfather, retired business owner, disciple of Jesus Christ, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of six children and ten grandchildren and husband to my sweetheart of over thirty-five years. We've raised our children in a SouthEast Texas town called Buna, where we owned an industrial supply company that specialized in welding and thermal spray consumables. We've recently retired after handing the business down to the next generation. We now spend our time managing rental properties, helping our children with their businesses, and helping to raise our grandkids. I love driving with top down in our convertible, taking cruises, traveling with the family, and enjoying all the wonders of this incredible world we live in.

Why I am a Mormon

Shortly after marriage, my wife and I were introduced to the teachings of the Gospel. I was raised in an Assembly of God environment, however, their doctrines left me with many unanswered questions, such as "Where did we come from?", "What is the real purpose of life?", "What happens when we exit this life?", "Who is Heavenly Father and what is he like?" etc. The missionaries that taught me about the church presented me with the first real answers that made sense. As I learned about other witnesses that Jesus is the Christ, I really got excited. Soon thereafter, I was baptized and never looked back. That was over thirty years ago and I can still say that it was the best decision and commitment I ever made. It's been the source of much of the happiness and joy that I have received in this life and the hope for eternal life to come.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as an ecclesiastical leader of the Church on a regional level, where I work to promote missionary work and awareness about the church in SouthEast Texas as well as administer our youth programs. Since we have a lay ministry in the church (no paid clergy), I've had the opportunity to serve locally in our various youth programs (such as Scoutmaster) as well as the ecclesiastical leader for our local Buna congregation (called a Bishop). Like other members of the Church, my life has been richly blessed by the opportunity to serve in various capacities within the Church.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Rodney
Before the plates that eventually formed the translated Book of Mormon were buried, one of it's final authors left us a great formula for know whether it's true or not. You can find this in the last chapter of the book called "Moroni", but essentually it says to 1. Read the book, 2. Ponder and think about it, 3. Pray and ask God whether it is true or not and 4. He would reveal the truth of it by the power of the Holy Ghost to you. Like many millions of other Latter Day Saints, I have applied this same formula and have received my answer. I know it's true. You can too! Show more Show less