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Hi I'm Ron

I'm a convert to the Church. I'm a native New Mexican. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the proud father of five children ranging in age from 15 to 4. Three girls and two boys. What a wonderful thing it is to be a dad. I also strive to be the best husband I can be to my lovely wife. We all have tons of fun together whether it is doing family activities together including soccer or just having "movie night". Never a dull moment in our household. I am also a sole practicing attorney doing work in the area of bankruptcy. I have been on my own for 12 years and practicing for 15. I get a great deal of satisfaction and enjoyment from my work because I get to help people in tough situations.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, I didn't use to be. I was raised a Methodist - sort of. Growing up, I would have been considered by most to be a "Christer", that is only going to Church on Christmas and Easter. I did not attend Church regularly during the year. I guess my first introduction to the Church was from close family friends of my parents. I remember long ago when I was about six or seven, the missionaries were teaching my mom and my brothers. My father had reservations about the Church so we did not join at that time. During law school I was finding myself confused about the direction my life was taking. I finally dropped to my knees in prayer asking Heavenly Father to give me direction. My prayers were answered about two weeks later when I met the first attorney I worked for, who happened to be LDS. I worked for him remotely at first having never worked directly from his office. He had an extremely attractive young woman working for him - also LDS - and we started dating. Yes, she eventually became my wife. Her name is Crystal. You might be saying, I joined the Church because of the influence of a pretty blond Mormon girl. Not entirely true. Crystal was and still is a very positive influence in my life but when I was taking the missionary discussions she was away in Europe on a school trip. This was not by accident. I wanted to make sure I was investigating the Church because I was attracted to what I perceived the Church offered. I made the decision to join the Church without Crystal's input - she was only my girlfriend at the time. My testimony of the Church was further tested when after my baptism, Crystal and I broke up for a period of time. Did I still attend Church and keep the commandments? Yes, I did because I had a testimony of the teachings of the Church and I intended to keep my membership in good standing even if things did not work out between Crystal and me. I knew the Church was true. I still know it is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the best I can and living the Gospel everyday. Am I perfect? No, far from it. I have however, developed good habits that help me grow spiritually. I have become closer to my Heavenly Father through the years having just passed my fifteenth year anniversary of my baptism. So many good things have come to pass from my decision to get baptized. Temple marriage. Blessings of family and children. I am so grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.