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Hi I'm Parker Richards

I live in Utah. I love sports, Architecture, Music and Procrastinating. Soy misionero y claro que si soy Mormon.

About Me

I am from Sandy Utah. I have two brothers. My older brother served a mission in Minnesota Spanish speaking and my other brother served in Virginia speaking English. I am currently serving in the same mission as my brother did in Virginia. Virginia is for brothers right? I love playing sports, mainly basketball, volleyball and golf. Ive learned to love to play soccer with legit Hispanics in the mission. Collecting stamps has been a pretty big hobby in my life as well. I love to design houses and I also enjoy writing. Ive developed a hobby of reading while i've been on the mission. I've played the trumpet for 6 years, I'm pretty crazy about History and I'm a pretty big fan of procrastinating too. Just piling on all of the work for the semester into one night is just too much fun! I was also a pretty big bowler in my college before, I was kind of a big deal. My teacher Dan helped me to perfect the ever challenging Strike Ball. When i get back from my mission, i plan to get married and also help out in the fellow Spanish Branch at home. I also plan to go to school for a ridiculous amount of time to study Architecture at the University of Utah. My hopes one day are to design temples, so we'll see how that goes!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in this church my whole life, so i can't really say why i joined this church. But I really gained my testimony at a fairly early age when i looked back on my life and realized the powerful influence that God had in my life. I owe so much to Him and I am more than willing to give up life and time to serve Him. This church is true, and i know that more than anything in the world. The Lord has blessed me so much in my life that i just cant deny that, or will i ever. God knows each one of us individually and wants more than anything that we are happy. Religion may sound weird to people but religion should be the biggest part of your life. We all need to rely on God in everything and He will protect us because we are His children. We can stay even closer to God by reading the Book of Mormon (another testament of Christ), going to church and keeping the commandments. Other small things like praying-alone or in a family, always having faith and love of the Savior Jesus Christ and our eternal Heavenly Father always. God never had to ask me to serve a mission, but we both always knew i would serve a mission, because it was my duty, and i would gladly give up 2 years of my life to serve God. Sitting around at home never sounded that fun, but doing something with my life and becoming great use to the Lord did. I owe everything to God for what He has done with me, because without Him i would not be the same person. I have learned that you just have to do everything that God asks while doing it with with a happy heart, and you will see a lot of miracles.

How I live my faith

By doing what God asks. I don't think that can get any more complicated....