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Hi I'm Rick

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Rick. I have been married for 38 terrific years and have 4 children ranging from 35 to 16. I live in Texas on the 18th hole of a golf course. I love playing golf and am a 8 handicap. I am also a high school basketball official which i have been doing for the past 5 areas.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church 37 years ago. I had 2 professors at the University of Texas that were also members of the church. At this time in Austin, there were two missionaries that had disappeared and these two professors were asking for any pieces of information that would lead to their whereabouts. At the same time, an institute of religion was being opened just off of campus for students to take classes and mingle with each other. One of these professors camr into my class and invited everyone in the class to the opening of this institute. I was so impressed with this persons strength in asking the class to come to this opening, that I asked my wife to accompany to this opening. While there we viewed many of the church films that had been made and talked with many other members including the missionaries. So we invited the missionaries to our apartment on Monday night at 8pm. When we started driving to our apartment complex, we discovered that our unit was literally on fire and burning down. Fortunately we only got water and smoke damage to all of our goods, but we had to move that weekend to another complex 15 miles north. In all the commotion I had forgotten all about inviting the missionaries to our home. So Monday night showed up and I was getting ready to watch Monday Night Football when at 2 minutes to 8 I recieved a knock on my door. The Mormon missionaries were on my doorstep. I invited them in. They were curious though and asked if I was expecting them. I explained what had happened over the weekend and asked how they found us. They told me that they were sitting in front of my complex praying about where they should go and I was the first door they knocked on. This was a cpletely different set of missionaries that I talked to on that previous Friday. I knew ten that the church was true. As I took the lessons, I knew that what they were teaching me was the true Gospel of Jeses Christ and my wife and I were baptized shortly after that

How I live my faith

I am now the mission leader at church. I work with the missionaries to assist them in their teaching efforts. I have also taught the Sunday School class for the 14 and 15 year olds and currently teach a Gospel Principles class for newer members of the church to help them understand the gospel teachings. I am also helping my son and others boys like him to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout.