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Hi I'm Randy

I grew up in Northern California and later moved to the Midwest. I am a retired Law Enforcement Officer and I am a Mormon.

About Me

While living in California I met a beautiful young lady who later became my wife. We moved to Colorado where I became a Law Enforcement Officer. My wife and I have three great children who have blessed us with seven grandchildren. After retiring from Law Enforcement I took a position with the Federal Government. I like the outdoors and working around the house.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my whole life. However, like many young people today I felt I did not need the gospel in my life, so at 18 years of age I chose to follow a different path looking for happiness which of course I did not find. One day I was listening to the radio while driving to work, the DJ’s (an unlikely pair) asked this simple question, “Which would you prefer, to live your life anyway you want with no worries and then in the end find out there is a God or would you prefer to live your life believing in God only to find out in the end there is no God.” This simple question hit me like a ton of bricks and I wanted nothing to do with the first proposal. I then thought to myself, by believing and following Christ I would have lived a good life and been a good husband and father even if it turned out there was no God. The more I pondered this simple question the more I began to feel I was missing something. I told my wife I wanted to go to church but I was making NO promises that I was going to become an active member or stay in the Mormon Church. I began to attend services and met with my Home Teachers who helped me and my family overcome difficulties we were experiencing. My life and the life of my family quickly changed as we felt the love of Christ and followed his commandments. I bear witness to all that the fullness of the gospel has been restored upon the earth and I stand as a testament as to what Moroni (an ancient prophet) meant when he called upon those who do not believe in Christ to repent, and proclaimed a God of miracles, who gives revelations and pours out gifts and signs upon the faithful. I am proud to be an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints, and I say again, I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith and life to the fullest and thank my Heavenly Father everyday for all he has given me and my family. I try to be an example to others by living my life in a way that demonstrates my faith. I am currently a Ward Missionary and love having the opportunity to see others as they to find their way back to the light of Christ.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No, we do not, nor have we ever worshiped Joseph Smith. When Satan tempted Jesus with power and glory if he would worship him, Jesus answered and said unto him, “Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.” Joseph Smith was a Prophet of god and gave his life for what he knew to be true. Show more Show less