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Hi I'm Raymond

Born and raised in Hawaii. I practice as a Prosthetist helping amputees get back on their 2 feet. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Through very fun loving friends, I joined the church as a teenager and have made the LDS faith a significant part of my life. I have a passion for my work and enjoy helping people who have, perhaps, lost hope due to limb loss. I am married with four wonderful grown children. I find pleasure in serving others and in partcipating in family activities.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child my parents required my siblings and me to attend one hour of church each week. They did not care what church, as long as we went to a church. My father would always say, "Church will always do you good". First we attended the Lutheran church and the Pentacostal. We then switched to the Mormon church since most of our friends were active mormons. They were heavily involved in activities that were fun and, for the most part, helping them to develop life long skills to be good, honest people. As I was attending the weekly 1 hour church requirement, I was learning something that felt really good to me. There was something special about the LDS church that felt good to me and seemed right. So, I invited the mormon missionaries to teach me about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I thought the story of Joseph Smith was ludicurous and so unbelievable. I was challenged to read the Book of Mormon. This was a somewhat arduous challenge for me, but I got throught the entire book. There is a promise in the that book that if one would read it, and ask if this is the true word of God, the spirit will manifest the truth of it to you. I experienced that manifestation which helped me to understand and develop a testimony that Joseph Smith was truely a prophet of God and that, through him, the Book of Mormon was revealed and translated for us to learn about God's dealing with other people and those found in the Bible. It testifies of the divinity of Jesus Christ. If the Book of Mormon is true then the story of Joseph Smith must also be true. The teachings of the church just makes sense and I am forever grateful to be a part of it. This is how it all began for me.

How I live my faith

My faith in the LDS Church is a lifestyle that helps me to understand the importance of the family. It is the families that make up the church. With the issues we face each day, I believe we need to be on guard to protect the sanctity of the family. It seems that so much of what is being taught in the world today does not the support family values where we can truely feel peace, safety and joy in life. The Church allows me serve others. I find much joy while doing something for others without any expectation of something in return. Christ was a great example of this. His entire ministry was about serving and being kind to others. This is the type of example I am trying to live and exude. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ.