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Hi I'm Rick

I'm a 22 year veteran of the Air Force. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married now to a most wonderful lady for over 34 years. We are the parents of six magnificent children. Our oldest three, all girls, are grown and starting families of their own. Our youngest three, two boys and a girl, are all students; two at a local junior college, and the youngest in high school. My interests, other than my family, include reading and staying fit.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up I was fairly active in another church. After high school I joined the Air Force and continued to go to church, but was not spiritually satisfied. One day I met a Mormon who invited me to church. I started attending their meetings and visiting with the missionaries. I soon realized I had found a church that helped me feel the Spirit. I spent about six months learning about Christ's gospel. Finally, after reading the entire Book of Mormon and many prayers, I knew I needed to be baptized.

How I live my faith

I consider myself very lucky at this time to be serving the young men (ages 12 to 18) in my church. It's a lot of work, but at the same time a lot of fun. Every Sunday I get to teach a principle of the gospel to some very spiritually minded young people. They really keep me on my toes! Then once during the week we get together and enjoy a variety of activities. In between those two meetings a lot of time is spent in planning and preparing, but the payoff of seeing these great young men strengthen or gain a testimony of Christ is well worth it. But far more important to me is how I trying to live the gospel in my home. I'm constantly seeking the Spirit as I try to understand how best to uplift and strengthen my family. In this effort, the scriptures are vey important to me, and I have come to have a great love for the word of God.