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Hi I'm Richard White

I grew up in Washington State in the USA, I'm a retired Coast Guardsmen, and an artist. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to draw and paint old sailing and steamships. Work on old cars; and photography. My regular occupation is a graphic designer and illustrator. I'm active with the Boy Scouts and am retired from the military after 27 years of service. I'm trying to learn to make model steam engines, but am not very good at it.

Why I am a Mormon

I read the bible and found plain truths that were written in the scriptures were not practiced by any of the Protestant churches I went to. A friend in high school told me about the Book of Mormon and introduced me to the missionaries. All that they taught was exact out of the scriptures and was practiced. It was like a missing puzzle. I was baptized a month later, but it took a few years to build my testimony, as I didn't understand fully about Joseph Smith and thought some of the things he taught were not quite right. I was given the Gift of the Holy Ghost when I was baptized, and he is my dear friend. The Holy Ghost bore constant witness that Joseph was a prophet of God; and I have an surety of knowledge this is a fact. And I know this is the restored church of our Savior Jesus Christ, whom I call my big brother--I'm part of his family. I now have my own eternal family and know that I can return to my Heavenly Father with all of them.

How I live my faith

I live my faith day-to-day by reminding myself who I am and by trying my hardest at keeping the commandments. I am weak as per spiritual things, but I will not give up. I honestly would like to be like our stake president who is the kindest, thoughtful person one could ever know. A spiritual giant. I use the atonement daily and am always asking Heavenly Father for forgiveness as it is important to me to keep myself worthy so I can enter the doors of the temple. That's how I live my faith.