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Hi I'm Ron

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born 25 March 1938 in Rapid City, SD because that was where the nearest hospital was at the time, to where  my parents were living. My father was working for the AU7 Ranch in Wyoming at the time. After my father died in 1943, my mother married one of their former ranch employers and I was raised at Colony, Wyoming by my stepfather, Jim Newland and my mother, Velma. I grew up a cowboy and became a Wyoming peace officer. I always maintained some cattle and/or horses somewhere, continued in the cowboy occupation while working a career as a Wyoming lawman. The last 20 years of my career, I was a Range Detective. I was the first Range Detective ever hired by the state of Wyoming. I currently live a bit north of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and am retired. My wife, Linda and I work as Ordinance Workers in the Denver Temple. We have 7 grown children, 27 grandchildren, and 4 great grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

Strong Mormon families in our community influenced my decision to join the church.

How I live my faith

I strive daily to be as good follower of Jesus Christ. We live the gospel as best we can in this turbulent time in our lives.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

I agree with this statement and add that I have my own testimony of its truthfulness. My testimony has been tried and challenged many times, but I still bear testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

I believe that Jesus' baptism was done to sanctify him, while setting an example for all mankind to follow. Jesus taught that no-one can enter the kingdom of God without first being baptized by total immersion in the name of the Father, His son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less