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Hi I'm Ritchie

I grew up in Canada. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy working as a Podiatrist, helping one foot at a time. I find great satisfaction in being presented with a problem and then having the skills and training to help someone through that pain or foot problem and then see them back into full activity enjoying life. I have won no awards, haven't really travelled the world, and my interests change depending no the season of my children. On a normal weekend I find myself taking great joy chauffering to football games, cheerleading competitions, volleyball games or even dropping my son off at college.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the mormon religion so one might say it was more of a forced conversion, but one of the great things I love about my religion, is that I was not converted by a missionary, or my mom or dad, my friends, or neighbors...We practice that it is the Holy Ghost, or some might call it the spirit that teaches God's will and understanding. For me it has been feeling that spirit such as love, joy, peace, a feeling of understanding/confirmation as I live the teachings of the mormon church that ultimately converted me. Plain and simple, I am happy, life is fulfilling knowing why I am here, what I should be doing while on this earth and where I am going in the life to come. The relationships I am building here on this earth which are most important to me are relationships I get to have in that life to come and to have a church that is built upon a foundation of Christ, teaching that families can be together forever fulfills my happiness.

How I live my faith

Between my family, work and church, life is absolutely busy, but I love it! I try to go to our temple in a near by city with my wife monthly where I learn more about eternal happiness, I work with the youth in our church which spans multiple cities, and then as a commitment to my faith and as part of a program to try and make sure we watch out for one another and our neighbors, I visit 3-4 families each month assisting with spiritual and temporal well being. Through out the year I find it fulfilling participating in my churches various service projects whether for the local city, a neighbor moving in or out, or pulling weeds at a church farm. I meet with my congregation each Sunday which helps me to rejuvenate myself, helps me get my bearings for the week ahead. Somewhere in there is work, football practice, cheerleading, volleyball games, movie night, grocery shopping and the list goes on. I wonder if I am doing enough to demonstrate that my faith means more than just words. At that same time, I couldn't be happier.