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Hi I'm Roy

I am a rancher from Arizona. I now live in Utah.

About Me

I served during the Korean war as Airborn Ranger with the 11th Co & the 187 RCT. I graduated from college in 1959. I"ve spent time in Argentina, Texas and Vermont.  I have four sons and four daughters, all married and 47 grandchildren. I ran a bull test station using A.I. and worked with ABS for 23 years. I team roped and calf roped in my younger years and try to attend Timed Finals in Okla. and the roping in Reno each year.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized in the Little Colorado when I was 9 years old. As a young boy I was ill for many years. My church has the "Word of Wisdom" that gives guidelines for good health. I tried to follow its suggestions faithfully and I believe this has been a wonderful blessing for my life. I grew closer to God as I trained in the military preparing to go to the Korean war. I was guided along spiritually by a returned missionary from Idaho during my time in Japan. I read the New Testament on the troop ship home after my Korean service. This experience gave me a desire to serve Christ as a missionary for my church. I was called by my church as missionary to Argentina where I served for 2 1/2 years. I have been blessed for all these years from this service to my fellow man. I have been guided and helped by prayer as I've lived my life. My first wife passed away and I've remarried and together we have served on two missions, one to Texas at Brenam, near Huston and to Vermont near Arlington. We have many friend because of this service.

How I live my faith

I still serve in my church wherever I can. I am doing family history and serving in the Temple.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Our body is a precious gift from God. To help keep our bodies and our minds healthy and strong, God gave a law of health to Joseph Smith in 1833. This law is known as the Word of Wisdom see Doctrine and Covenants 891-21. In addition to emphasizing the benefits of proper eating and physical and spiritual health, God has spoken against the use of Tobacco. Alcohol. Coffee and tea. Illegal drugs. God promises great physical and spiritual blessings to those who follow the Word of Wisdom. Today, the scientific community promotes some of the same principles that a loving God gave to Joseph Smith nearly two centuries ago. Show more Show less