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Hi I'm Randy

I'm a husband, a father of 4 daughters, an avid bowhunter with a world record. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Lubbock Texas, but as an air force sergeant’s son I lived in many places, including England and many of the United States. My family settled in Minnesota where I graduated High School and College. I live to bow hunt and fish and in general be outdoors as much as possible. Upon graduating college I moved to Alaska to further my teaching career and to totally immerse myself in the hunting and fishing genre. I met my bride of 30 years there, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was sealed in the temple for time and eternity and had four beautiful daughters. After their mother, they are the center of my world. They all fish and hunt and share their dad’s love of the outdoors. Many people used to ask me “don’t you wish you would have had a son?” My response has always been the same. “my daughters can do every thing a boy can do AND HAVE BABIES! During my twenty years in Alaska I harvested many animals which helped feed my family and supplement my teacher’s salary. In 1996 I went on my last moose hunt before moving from Alaska and harvested the new SCI World Record, which is now on display at the Bass Pro Shop in Colorado, our new home. Life in Colorado is awesome. My bride and I now own a theater cleaning janitorial company. We have income responsibilities for 20 or so people and count it a blessing to be able to provide a living for so many people. Life has been very good to us and we know the Lord is watching over us.

Why I am a Mormon

From as far back as I can remember, I knew or felt where I should be on Sunday. My parents gave me some foundation of religion by dropping my brothers and I off at church and coming back to pick us up when it was over. I never lost that feeling of wanting to be in church on Sunday. I had been in many different church’s, but never had that feeling of being at home, or being at peace. Having been through my parents divorce at a very young age, I made many decisions for myself, that a young man should not have to make. One of my best decisions was to move in with a LDS family for a short time. I didn’t know they were Mormon at the time, but I felt love and peace in that home like I hadn’t felt in a long time. When I met my future bride, and her family, I felt that same love and peace and knew I had found my church, THE church. Once I married my bride, was sealed in the temple, and started a family, I knew I had accomplished the plan my heavenly father had for me. Living a Christ centered life has been one of the greatest blessings of my life. It helps me love my bride, cherish my daughters, and be the best father and husband I can be. My regular conversations with my Father in Heaven helps me make Christ centered decisions in all the aspects of my life. I know that my Father in Heaven lives. That he sent his son to atone for my sins. I know that He has been there guiding me through my journey of life. Helping me when I ask and nudging me with His spirit when I tried it on my own.

How I live my faith

I have learned so many things through my membership in the church. I have learned to more fully love my fellow man. I have learned to sacrifice, and to be a more charitable man. I have learned that service is one of the greatest contributions I can give to other people. I live my faith by trying to do my best in all that is asked of me. I love being happy and content and try to lift others spirits whenever I can. When people ask me “how’s it going” my normal response is “Life is good” or “Every day your above ground is a good day” and I mean it. Knowing I have been sealed to my beautiful bride and my wonderful daughters for all time and eternity in the Temple of the Lord, gives me hope. Through my faith in Christ, and by living the commandments that hope will someday be a reality for me and my posterity. Through sharing the gospel with others, I can help them have that hope that through their faithfulness they can also live with our Father in Heaven once again. I didn’t know I was looking for the truth when my life’s journey began. Through diligent dedication, listening to what I now know was the Holy Spirit, and acting on those promptings, I have found the ultimate happiness life has to offer, and I want to share that with you. My name is Randy, and I am grateful to be a Mormon.