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Hi I'm Ron

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married to a wonderful woman, my companion for eternity and my friend. I'm the father of four great children, all of whom are in college or are married. I will be a grandfather for the first time in September. I'm really looking forward to that event! I am a chemical engineer by educational degree. I have spent most of my career in the environmental field working with issues affecting air quality. My current role at work is working with climate change issues. I enjoy reading, travel, singing in a local chorale, and being with my family (which is mostly my wife at this point in time). I also enjoy participating in church and community activities.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have come to know that this is the church established and led by Jesus Christ. Knowing that this is Christ's church brings with it the responsibility to live its teachings and participate in it with all my heart and mind. I came to know that this is Christ's church through long study, pondering the principles taught, and through prayer. As an engineer I believe that I examine everything critically. I have examined this church thoroughly. It makes sense logically. That is satisfying to one part of me and I believe is important to a degree. Of more depth, however, is the answer to my personal prayers that I have received that this is the truth. I know it is the truth. I have felt the confirmation of the Holy Spirit throughout my whole being that this is God's church on earth. I have felt this confirmation repeated many, many times over the years that I have been a Mormon. I am also a Mormon because it makes me happy and fulfilled. I enjoy the peace and love of the gospel. I appreciate having a personal testimony of Christ and of His church. I enjoy the fellowship of others who are also striving to live more closely to His teachings each day.

How I live my faith

I try to live the gospel of Jesus Christ in my daily life, whether at church, at work, or at home. I try to be consistent in following this gospel wherever I am or in whatever activity in which I'm involved. At work I have the chance to live my faith by having integrity with my co-workers, my employer, and with those outside of my company that I deal with daily. At home I have the chance to lead my family in prayer, scripture reading, and wholesome family activities. Most of the time that is just my wife and me now, but we still try to be consistent with our faith through our activities at home. At church I have the opportunity to give talks at different wards, or congregations, almost every month. I also work with those Mormons in our area that are looking for new employment. I try to help them learn the skills to help them find jobs and build the network that will help increase their chances. In the community I am involved in our local CERT group, working to be prepared for emergencies. Right now I'm trying to organize a ham radio group within our CERT organization. I also try to be pleasant, honest, and helpful to all those I meet. That isn't hard with most people. I'm still working on this for the telemarketing people that call at dinner time.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Yes, I do! I believe that we need prophets to guide us today, just like God's children needed this guidance in the days of the Old Testament. I also believe that God wants to help us today. He helps us by allowing us to have a prophet that is directed by Him and can pass this direction on to us. Joseph Smith was the first prophet of our time. Thomas S. Monson is a prophet today. Show more Show less