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Hi I'm Rulon

I'm a Mormon. I am a father of eight, and a grandfather of 16. I am a college English professor.

About Me

I have been a teacher for over thirty years. I have taught hundreds of students and have strived to be fair and honest in my profession. I am past 65 years old, but I still teach. I enjoy influencing young adults to make good decisions in their education. My most precious work has been with my family. I have been married to my sweetheart for 46 years. My wife, children, and grandchildren are my legacy.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was raised in the Church. My parents were righteous, honest people. I was taught to pray, and to attend my church meetings. My parents took me to church; they did not just send me. Frequently, i suffered ear aches as a child, and when the pain became too much for me to handle, my father would lay his hands on my head and with the priesthood power bless me for relief. I knew my dad possessed the power to help me. These blessings were all done in the name of the Savior, and I knew He lived. As a child, I knew that Heavenly Father, and Jesus were real; I never doubted. Later, when I served as a missionary, I received a special witness of the divinity of the prophet Joseph Smith. I know he saw who he said he saw, and I know he did what he said he did. My heart was touched and I cherish this knowledge. I experienced that same burning testimony when I was in the presence of Joseph Fielding Smith, and Harold B. Lee. I knew they were Prophets of God. My testimony is my most precious possession. I know my Heavenly father lives, and loves me. I know that Jesus is the Christ. I am grateful for the Holy Ghost in my life, and pray I never do anything to cause Him to turn away from me.

How I live my faith

I work hard at living the teachings of Christ every day I live. I hope I am not just a weekend Mormon. The gospel is the only way I want to live my life. I am happy that I must "walk a higher road." I am thankful that I have obstacles in my life that I must over come. Living the gospel is a full time job. Serving others as a home teacher is a privilege and a blessing. I have taught gospel doctrine to adults all of my life and have been richly rewarded.