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Hi I'm Raymond

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the fourth in a family of thirteen children. I enjoyed growing up in a large family and am grateful for the relationships I have developed with my siblings over the years. I've always loved the outdoors and natural world and it continues to enriches my life. I enjoy camping, hiking, biking, running, fishing, spelunking, canoeing, rock climbing, and most every other outdoor activity. I also love art and enjoy doing field sketches and paintings, mostly of scenery and wildlife. I am currently a dental student and this takes up the bulk of my time but I still find time to get out and have fun. My family moved around frequently when I was younger and we lived four years in Spain. I later served a mission to Spain bringing the total to six years.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and am grateful for that. I've had to gain my own testimony of the principles and doctrines taught. I've found that coming to understand and know these things has given me a greater sense of fulfillment and purpose. I'm fascinated and awed to learn of the sacrifices that followers of Christ have made throughout time, from the followers of Christ in his time through all ages of time. I have a testimony of Christ's role as the Savior and Redeemer of the world and the only way that we can return to God. I also have a testimony that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that through him God restored the same ordinances and priesthood authority that were had in ancient times. Following the teachings of the church continues to bless me and help me find happiness in my life.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving in my ward as the Sunday school president. I regularly read the scriptures and strive to stay close to God through prayer and meditation. I also engage in fun activities with friends and family members as a way to stay close to them.