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Hi I'm Ron

I have traveled much. I have 22 grandchildren. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a close family heritage. I love being a dad and grandpa. Due to my military experience I have seen much of the world. In my youth I gained talent as an artist, something that I have spent too little time doing lately. For the past 40 plus years I have become an enthusiastic family historian. I love learning about my ancestors and sharing the information I gather with the rest of my family. Family is extremely important to me. I enjoyed a dozen years as a school teacher, mostly working with those with learning disabilities. I now work in a clinic and in my spare time as a traffic analyst. My wife loves to travel so I am her chauffer for where ever she wants to go. I love the mountains, forests, and lakes.

Why I am a Mormon

In my early youth I went to Sunday School but didn't get much out of it. In my teenage years I became an athiest. I was raised with good values, just without religion. One evening during my tenure in the Navy I said to myself, "I wish I new that Christ lived". When I said that I suddenly knew, in a way that is too personal, and too difficult to explain. But I knew. After that I wanted to know more and was taught the gospel of Jesus Christ and gained a testimony that has only grown stronger in the past 45 years that Jesus Christ has restored His church to the earth and that we have prophets and apostles to reveal to us what He wants to us know, so that we can be happy and return to live with Him and Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I am a counselor in the church unit where I attend. This means that I conduct our main meeting each Sunday for one month, every 3 months. I get to help choose the subject the members will speak about and ask members to give talks in our sacrament meeting. I also get to interview members and call them to positions of service. I meet regularly with our leadership where decisions are made for the enrichment of our members. I also enjoy singing in our choir. Sometimes I substitute in teaching a class of adults, sometimes the young children. Each experience is a growing experience as I learn more than I teach.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Ron
Since we are all children of God everyone is important to us. But in a family we are give special responsibility to help raise God's children, because wants what's best for them and wants them to return to live with Him. Knowing that we can be a family together forever helps us create a special bond that can last forever. This makes us try harder to deal with trails. It helps us be more patient. Show more Show less