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Hi I'm Randle

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a retired career soldier, having spent 34 years in the U.S. Army, as a Field Artillery and a Nuclear & Counterproliferation Officer. I loved the career, the missions, the servicemen & women and cultures you come in contact with. A father of four (three sons and a daughter) who has had the blessing and opportunity to travel the world in and out of the military. I am working on my second retirement, loving my wife and life as empty nesters, as much as enjoying visiting our children and grandchildren. I am most content in the garden or as time allows on the shooting range, a bike, or hiking on a vacation. The latest vacation being to the Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks. I enjoy the beauties of nature and the infinite ways the Lord has allowed it to be manifest.

Why I am a Mormon

While some might point to my pioneer heritage as to why I am a Mormon, there are plenty of excuses and ways off the path to being a Mormon. For myself, I have a testimony of the restore gospel in these the latter-days and I look forward to Christ's Second Coming. The gospel of Jesus Christ answers the questions of life; where we came from, why are we here, and where we are going. The Lord's track record of earthly blessings, guidance and peace confirms to me, that I and my family are in the right place doing what the Lord desires. There are joys in this world and the next for following Christ's path, especially in such a confused and erring world.

How I live my faith

I live my faith day to day, with the ups and downs of age and life. I go about living trying to put in an honest days work for my employer, coming home to help my wife with the work of the home and garden. There is time spent helping in the community through various organizations and more time spent in church calling organizing activities from basketball competitions, pioneer celebrations, cultural and community events as well as more the spiritual aspects of carrying for others.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

God is perfect, all wise, and all-powerful the ruler of the universe. He is also merciful, kind, and just. He is our Father in Heaven. We are created in His image Genesis 127. He has a body that looks like ours, but God’s body is immortal, perfected, and has a glory that words can’t describe. Because we are His children, He knows and loves each of us individually. He has a plan to help His children find joy in this life and return to live with Him when this life is over. The Church's first article of faith states, "We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost." These three beings make up the Godhead. They preside over this world and all other creations of our Father in Heaven. The true doctrine of the Godhead was lost in the apostasy that followed the Savior's mortal ministry and the deaths of His Apostles. This doctrine began to be restored when 14-year-old Joseph Smith received his First Vision. From the Prophet Joseph Smith's "First Vision" and from his other teachings, we know that the members of the Godhead are three separate beings. The Father and the Son have tangible bodies of flesh and bones, and the Holy Ghost is a personage of spirit. Although the members of the Godhead are distinct beings with distinct roles, they are one in purpose and doctrine. They are perfectly united in bringing to pass Heavenly Father's divine plan of salvation. Show more Show less