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Hi I'm Rick

I am a programmer living in Colorado and love the beauty of this state and love spending time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up moving a lot as a child which made it challenging to make new friends at times but I am grateful for that experience now. We recently moved my mother and father closer to our home to be able to assist them in their senior years and that has been a blessing. I am grateful for having wonderful parents even though they are not currently members of the church. I love spending time with my wife and we are trying to have a family together but that has not happened yet but we still enjoy spending time with each other. We do everything together. I enjoy biking and golf and most other sports. I have recently lost nearly 100 pounds and am truly a changed man now. I was not happy with myself and both my wife and I decided to make this lifestyle change shortly after Valentine's day of 2011.

Why I am a Mormon

I have only been a member of the church for 4 years now just recently having the anniversary of my baptism. I was never raised in a church going family. When I was about 23, I had my first experience with religion in another Christian faith. But one day, the pastor starting making comparisons to why this denomination was wrong because of this and that denomination was wrong because of that principle and that did not sit well with me at all so I stopped going because my thought was who are we to judge other people. It wasn't until I met my wife that she introduced me to the church and the Joseph Smith story was intriguing to me because he also went through a similar experience in his youth. I also was impressed with the family centric nature of the church that we can all be eternal families together and that it was the central thing in our lives because that is always what I believed in. I was probably the easiest conversion the Elders ever taught because my mind was already made up before I returned to Colorado (I was living in Wisconsin at the time) and it was almost an formality taking the discussions.

How I live my faith

I try to live faithfully one day at a time. I am in no way a perfect person and am grateful for the plan of salvation that allows repentance and the atoning sacrifice of our savior Jesus Christ. I love to serve others in any way, shape or form whether it is helping someone move or doing service projects in the community. I am a diligent home teacher striving to visit my families every month and getting to know them better and increase my faith and testimony. I was just called to serve as the clerk of our ward (congregation) responsible for membership and finance duties in the church as well as assisting Bishopric and strive to do the best I can do in all of my callings I have had in the four years of being a member.