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Hi I'm Randy

I was born in Denver, Colorado. I'm a skier. I love German cars and French food. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Although I love German cars, I only drive one. And while I can eat a lot of French food, I try to eat healthy but admit I don't get nearly enough exercise. Growing up in Colorado I had the opportunity to ski at a young age and have a father that took all 5 of his kids when equipment was nearly as warm and comfortable as it is today. He was a brave man. I have just one sister who is amazing and 3 brothers who are all very close. I know some families don't share the close relationships my family does and I am very grateful to our Father in Heaven for helping us learn the importance of family. My dad has been a member of the church his entire life, but my mom didn't join until after my parents were married and living in Las Vegas, Nevada. The missionaries actually knocked on the door one day and she let them in. I am not married, but have a close friend who is also a member of the church. It's so nice to be able to talk to someone who understands my faith, supports me in the things that I do and helps remind me that we have a Father in Heaven who knows our needs and loves each one of us.

Why I am a Mormon

Since my dad has always been a member of the church and my mom joined the church before I was born, it makes sense that I was raised in this Church. Ultimately though, each one of us has to make the decision about how we are going to live our lives regardless of the environment we were raised in. We have to consider what we have been taught and make a decision for ourselves about whether or not we agree with those beliefs and lifestyles. Mormon or otherwise. I've studied the scriptures, pondered their meaning, prayed about the purpose of my life and considered other religious and non-religious ways of thought. In the end, I am extremely grateful that I was raised in this Church. When we are baptized, we receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. This Spirit is a constant companion and teaches us the truthfulness of all things. We can all feel the influence of the Holy Ghost and if we will allow it, that spirit which is a member of the Godhead, will guide us to those things which will help us find happiness in this life. I try to listen and follow those promptings constantly. I'm sure I fail miserably some of the time, but I know our Father in Heaven has heard my prayers and has helped me find those things that have brought happiness into my life. If I didn't have this Church, I wouldn't have this understanding of our Father in Heaven and couldn't have found it any other way. I share this only because I hope that all of us can learn to understand the nature of our Father in Heaven, the influence we can feel from the Holy Ghost, and how that influence will guide us those things that will ultimately bring us joy.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by doing what I believe to be right every day. I teach a class frequently and lead a group of adult church members. I've had the opportunity to become friends with a member of my local Ward who is blind. If we take just a moment to consider it, I think most of us will realize we learn far more about ourselves when we are in the service of others than we will doing anything else. I know a lot of hard working, humble and faithful people who are not members of this Church. I recognize and admire their faith in our Father in Heaven and their efforts to serve others as well.