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Hi I'm Randy

I'm a veteran, an excop, a hunter, a father and grand father, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Although I was born in Oklahoma, I have always lived in Arizona and can't imagine living anywheres else. I served in the US Navy and had a nine year career with the Arizona Highway Patrol, but for economic reasons went back to being a machist and then to sales. I retired in 2009. I love reading about military history and fictional naval stories. I love hunting quail in our Arizona deserts with my brother and sons; we manage to pick up a few rocks along the way. We are a blended family; I had 3 boys, my wife had 2 boys and 2 girls and then we have a boy and now we have 18 grandchildren and another on the way. Our children are scattered from Massachusetts, North Carolina, Utah, Arizona to Melborne, Australia.

Why I am a Mormon

A dear friend, who was a member of the Church, once asked me if I was aware of my ancestry in the Church; I did not until I started asking relatives about it and discovered a long and proud history. At about the same time, the guy I was working for gave me the Book of Mormon on tape. I developed an almost immediate love for and a testimony of the Book of Mormon as the word of God. I know the principles and doctrine contained within its covers are true and I continue to gain additional insights from its pages. I know from my experiences, associations, readings and service that God lives; that every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus is the Christ; that Joseph Smith was called to be the prophet that was needed at this time and what he said occurred did ,infact, happen just the way it was recorded. My wife once said that even if in the end that none of it is true; it's still the best way to live. I would agree with her statement and that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have served in many callings and my testimony has grown along with my experiences,I have seen miracles occur in the lives of people who are searching for the truth, these experiences have given strength to my faith and so I can endure to the end of this mortal life and look forward to the next without fear.

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

The simple answer is,"Yes, I do." I do because the Holy Ghost has borne witness to me that there are and needs to be a prophet in our day and that witness was strengthened when I saw president Hinckley in person and watched my non-member brother-in-law begin to cry because he suddenly also knew that this person was called by God and was indeed a prophet. Show more Show less