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Hi I'm Dick

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a retired aircraft structural design engineer, having retired a little over a year ago-amd I'm loving it!! My wife and I have 5 children-all grown. Our 3 sons are married with children and our 2 daughters wish they were married. With retirement comes a wonderful change called time as we have had a chance to visit our 2 oldest sons who are in the U.S. Air Force, living in other parts of the U.S. and the world, and to do some traveling on our own which we have always wanted to do. I love to snow ski, run, cycle, hike, and do photography.

Why I am a Mormon

I dated a wonderful girl (who is now my wife) who was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Coming from an area of the country where the Church was not too widely known I was curious as to what this faith was all about as my only knowledge at that time was of The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. What really caught my interest was the idea that families could be together forever, not just for this life, but for all eternity, something that I had not heard before, but made sense to me. After all, why would a loving God want a family relationship to end at the time of death of one of your loved ones. I learned that there are prophets on the earth today and that they receive revelation to guide the Church today, just as there was in biblical times. And that all can receive personal revelation now as it relates to their own personal needs. As a member of the Church, I realize how much I have been blessed. Keeping the commandments gives me a feeling of peace and happiness and makes me want to be a better person.

How I live my faith

I try to set a good example whenever I am around others, being supportive and positive in my outlook. I enjoy being of service to others. In the Church, each adult male and a companion have an opportunity to visit another family of their congregation monthly to see how they are doing-what needs they may have and what we might do to assist them and then to leave a short spiritual message in their home. I enjoy those visits as it give me a chance each month to reach out and be of service to someone else. In the past, I have many opportunities to serve in the Church, teaching in youth organizations such as scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America. Currently, I serve in an administrative function with the leadership of our local congregation. With each opportunity, I have learned much-how to be a better person, the satisfaction of being able to help someone, and to labor with wonderful people.