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Hi I'm Neal

I love God, Family, Country then everything else. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Father of 6 children. I am a Certified Public Accountant. I have a tax and consulting practice with two offices. I love to fly fish. I especially love high mountain lakes and wild trout. I also float tube. I enjoy catching smallmouth bass on a fly rod. I enjoy backpacking. I average about 100 hiking miles a year. My favorite backpacking places are the Wemenuchie Wilderness in Colorado and Paria Canyon in Arizona. I have a green house and enjoy gardening. I have two classic cars. I have a 1981 280ZX and a 1970 Buick GS stage I. ( under construction). I am also the president of our HOA. And last of all I am an avid Diamondback Fan. Go D-Backs!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family that was not active in the LDS Church. I never went to church until I was 16 year old. I met a girl that I fell in love with. She encouraged me to get active and go on an LDS mission. I started reading the Book of Mormon and praying. i learned for myself that it was true. I decided to serve a mission. I was the first person with the last name of Ranstrom to serve a mission. It changed my life forever. I have felt the "mighty change of heart" decribed in the scriptures. I have felt my Saviors love fill my heart and soul. I still do. I know this is the True church of Jesus Christ. I know the Book of Mormon is the Word of God. I know there is a living Prophet on earth today. PS I came home off my mission and married the girl in the temple

How I live my faith

I am active in the Boy Scouts of America. I have been a Scout Master twice, Varsity scout leader twice, a venturing leader and I am currently a District Advancement committee member that approves Eagle project and conducts Eagle Board of Reviews. I also serve as the President of my Home Owner Association. The HOA has 1866 lots in it. The association has a swimming pool, Rec. Center, racket ball courts, tennis courts, weight room and an equestrian center. I have served on the local school board. I have help get a major school bond passed and a new Junior high built. I serve on the local college Audit committee. But more than that I love to share vegatables from our garden with people in need. I look for persons in need and try to help. I try to serve my family. I have found that some of the greatest joys in life come from service. I try to be like my Savior. It was said about him "he went about doing Good."

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon is a way of life. I strive to follow the Savior in everything I do and say. I try to serve others and my family. I learn what to do by personal prayer, scripture sudy and attending Church. As I follow the teachings of Jesus, joy and happiness fills my life. I have a purpose each day. My family and serving them brings me the greatest joy. Show more Show less