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Hi I'm Randy

I'm a husband, father, and grandfather! I am an Eagle Scout. I served in the Air Force, and I'm an airline pilot. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy going to movies and eating popcorn with my wife. After 24 years of marriage, I still enjoy holding her hand and being in her presence. My children are all musically talented, and I love watching them perform. I don't get to do it much any more, but I enjoy camping, fishing, waterskiing, and hiking. I love being around the youth and watching their zest for life. I served for 9 years in the Air Force as a pilot, and I was able to see much of the world. Now I work as an airline pilot, so I get to meet wonderful people and see new places all of the time. I enjoy life and I love being happy.

Why I am a Mormon

When I turned 8 years old, I was baptized. My parents had me read children's books about the scriptures and about the church. I attended the children's classes and activities that taught about the church. The moment I was baptized, I knew I had done something special. I felt a warmth, a joy, and an internal feeling of love and acceptance from my Heavenly Father. Later, as a teenager, I was challenged to say a long, sincere prayer. At first, I didn't know what to say, but as I kept thinking and sharing my thoughts with God, I felt like I was actually talking to Him. As the prayer continued, I again felt the warm and comforting feeling that almost felt like I was being hugged and comforted by somebody who really loved me, but no physical person was there. As I continue to study, think, and pray about the teachings of the Church, my convictions are even more cemented into my soul. I love the eternal plan of happiness and that my family can be together for eternity, the way the Church helps the poor, the fact that I need to know for myself that the teachings are true, and that I need to continue studying and learning. I love that the general membership teach the lessons and volunteer their time to teach each other and make everything successful. I love the moral and ethical teachings that Mormons are taught to follow. After asking my Heavenly Father about the teachings of Mormonism, I have been told through the loving, deep, soul comforting feelings of the Holy Spirit that these teachings are His, and that I should be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love the youth, and I try to serve them whenever possible. My wife and I have been able to be the cooks for the youth during various summer camps. One time, we cooked for 50 young women between the ages of 12-18 while they were doing a week long camp. Another week, we cooked while the youth were reenacting what the pioneers went through while pulling handcarts across the land. I have been a scoutmaster also. The youth love life, they love their friends, and they love God. They make me happy. My wife and I try to take an evening every week to teach Christ based lessons to our children that they can use when they are at school or out with their friends. We try to eat dinner together, and we say family prayers in the morning and night. While at work, I try to follow Jesus' example and help whomever I can. I work very hard to be honest and fair to everyone. I try to find the good in all situations so I can be happy and publicly thank God for my blessings. I know that I will only get back to live with my Heavenly Father through the grace of Christ, so I do what I can to show Him that I am trying to be worthy of His love. I have learned that there are not many things worth getting upset over. I try to control my thoughts and actions so I can be a nicer person than my younger self. I continually try to be more Christ centered so I can please my Heavenly Father as well as be a good example to all of the people in my life. I have a long way to go, though.