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Hi I'm Ralph.

I grew up in New Hampshire on a dairy farm and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am an MBA Graduate in Finance with a commercial real estate appraisers license. I like all outdoor adventures such as dirt bike and ATV riding, snowmobiling, and skiing. I also like taking walks in the woods, cutting cordwood, and making maple syrup. Unfortunately, I do not live in NH anymore but Southern California, but the weather is warm most of the year. I am a Father of two small children, one boy, and one girl, and I am married to my best friend and love her dearly. She is the perfect one for me.

Why I am a Mormon

 Although I have been a Mormon my whole life, I too had to be converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Like many others, I had to read and ponder the scriptures, ask questions to get clarity, then ask God, in the name of Jesus Christ if what I was taught was true. The Holy Ghost, or a warm feeling in my heart which enlightened my mind, bore whitness to the truth of the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith as a Prophet of God, that Jesus Christ is my personal saviour, and that God knows me individually and cares for me like any loving father does for his own son.

How I live my faith

 I have had many callings, or responsibilities working in the church as a sunday school teacher and leader, youth teacher, missionary, secretary, adult leader, and with visiting other members to care for their needs and bring a short lesson each month on how living a christlike life is important. Often, I would volunteer to clean up a park, or help set up and clean up a church dinner party. I have visited the sick and given them blessing to be healed of their ailments. What some people call coincidenses I phrase them as miracles which cannot be denied.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Ralph.
The Holy Ghost is how God guides and directs all his children on earth who strive to keep his commandments. It can bless our lives in countless ways when we pray for guidance in our live. It can help us recall information in time of need, give direction in how we should live our life, inform us of the correctness of our decisions we have made, and lead us in the direction we should steer our thoughts and actions. With all the stresses and challenges we face on earth with it's abundance of sin and wrongful deeds, I'm not sure how my life would be without the influence of the Holy Ghost directing my thoughts and actions. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Ralph.
To become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mormon, you must first know that Jesus Christ is your savior and that he loves you. Then you must find out how God guides and directs his children on earth today living prophets, and know if the Book of Mormon is the Word of God, like the Bible. Kneel and ask God if the Book of Mormon is true after reading it. Once you get the answer that it is the Word of God, you will then know that Joseph Smith was just one of many prophets sent to earth to teach Gods word, and that Gods instruction to belong to Christ's churth by baptism is the correct thing to do. Read, pray, then ask God. Three simple steps that will result in a lifetime of eternal happiness if you are faithful. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Ralph.
 My understanding of eternal life is that it is the greatest gift of all to return back into the presence of our Father in Heaven, all because we have been forgiven of our sins through the sacrifices of our Savior, Jesus Christ and we tried our best to live the teachings of Jesus. There in heaven, we will all be reunited again with our loved ones and extended family members and friends. Show more Show less