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Hi I'm Randy

I like playing tennis and watch most any type of sport. I enjoy working with computers. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married and have a family with five kids, three of which are married. I went to Japan on a mission for the LDS church even though I had four years of French in high school. I still speak Japanese occasionally, but don't find too many times to use it. I graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona (a state run university in Southern California) and worked in EDP (computer) auditing for eight years at two different companies. I then switched to working in IT while at one of the companies and have been doing that for 23 years as a programmer and systems analyst, which included managing a team of analysts for about two and one-half years. My love of sports (mainly watching but sometimes participating) started when I was in high school. I went out for the tennis team in my junior year. I almost made the varsity team that year, but was voted MVP for the junior varsity team. The next year I did make the varsity team and have enjoyed playing tennis ever since. When I moved to Colorado, one of my daughters and I received two tickets to watch the professional baseball team. Now, that daughter often takes me to a game each year as a Father's Day gift. She has also treated me to a professional basketball playoff game. We haven't been to a professional hockey game, but hope to go one day. I also enjoy taking pictures and going fishing. My wife and I gave each other fishing licenses for gifts to each other this year.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of the LDS church and I've grown up in it all my life. However, I studied religions on my own in high school and attended one or two other churches with friends during those years. I found it intriguing to see what other people believed in. I once asked myself why I was even bothering going to church, but came to understand through asking many questions of myself and God that I was doing what I should be doing. I have found that God will communicate with me if I talk with Him. Sometimes though I have to listen very hard or have patience for Him to reveal it when it's the proper time. Having to wait but constantly listen is what I've found to be the hardest. However, when I do, the rewards are immense and I find that my life flows the best -- something which I'm sure I couldn't do on my own. Belonging to the LDS church is what He wants me to do, so I just do it and have never regretted it.

How I live my faith

Throughout my life I've found that God provides me guideposts letting me know that I'm doing what He wants me to. Sometimes it has been dreams that later when a situation comes about I remember that was what I had dreamt (déjà vu). Other times, it has been answers to my prayers to God that tell me I'm either doing what He wants me to or that I need to do something different. This guidance has helped me through my life, especially when we were moving to Colorado. I couldn't find an inexpensive, safe place to stay nor a job to keep the family afloat and was worried that we would be on the streets. But God has always provided for us as long as we're trying to do what's right. Currently, I'm the secretary for our men's group as well as monthly visiting four families in our congregation (called a Ward). But family life keeps me the busiest and that's where living the gospel really counts. It's tough keeping the yard and house up now that my boys are grown up and moved away from the area. But I enjoy doing these things even though I may not be very good at them. Working in the yard, I tend to see people in the neighborhood and it gives me a chance to talk with them -- something that I really enjoy. The same applies when I walk my dogs. It's all about being a good person and helping others be great people.

In whom should we have faith?

Randy
There are two people that we should have faith in: God and Jesus Christ. We must have faith that God has a plan for us on earth; we don't just come here to do whatever we want. God has a bigger purpose than that. And Jesus Christ. He came to earth to atone for our sins so that we can return to our Heavenly Father. All that is naught if we don't have faith that through His atonement we can be saved. Show more Show less