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Hi I'm Richard

I love doing family history work. I love hymns and hearing from a modern day prophet. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to make motor boats and work with my hands. I used to be a shoe repair man. I spent four years in the Navy. I've lived in Washington all my life and my wifes name is Dorthy. She passed away in 2004. I have a daughter who lives close by and I get to see her. When Dorthy died, I saw her in a dream and she was in heaven; it gave me comfort.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to the Christian Science church and I enjoyed it, but there were many things that I felt were missing in the doctrine. I knew there had to be more. When I went to college, my room mate and I searched a lot of different churches. Every Pastor had his own special way of doing things. I began working with a financial planner who was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He asked if I was looking around at a bunch of different churches and asked if I would like a copy of the Book of Mormon. I said yes and committed to read the first 50 pages with my wife. When I read the Book of Mormon and about Joseph Smith I knew it was true. I could picture the stories in my mind and I knew for myself that Joseph really did see God and Jesus Christ in the sacred grove. What he said happened is real. I decided to meet with the local missionaries. They began teaching me and I loved it. I got baptized soon after. After being a member for a while, I got to receive a special blessing from God and that's when I felt the Holy Ghost the strongest. I had never really felt the Holy Ghost until that point. It was a very special experience and helped me to know God's plan for me and what my life needed to be filled with.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to do what the Lord wants me to do. I really like to help people and give them blessings. That's what Christ did when he was on the earth. I want to help God's work progress in any way that I can. I am always talking to people about my beliefs and values. I want to spread God's love and goodness to every person. I can see others struggles and strive to meet their needs. I give smiles and hugs freely.