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Hi I'm Randy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy outdoor activities and music. I play the trumpet and have played in some symphony orchestras in the past. I am married and have two grown children. Most of my career has been in the financial services industry. Most recently I worked for over ten years as a bank trust officer.

Why I am a Mormon

While growing up in Idaho, my mother was an active member of the church but my father was not. He later joined the church while I was serving as a missionary in California. I had the blessing of being introduced to the church growing up but it is really through my personal study and prayer that I believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ with his priesthood authority allowing for the ordinances and covenants and the fulness of the gospel. I believe that there are true messengers of Jesus Christ which preside over the church including those we sustain as prophets, seers, and revelators. The Holy Ghost has confirmed to me through revelation, on numerous occasions, that this is the true church. After Christ gave the Bread of Life sermon, as recorded in the Gospel of John, many disciples fell away. Christ said to his twelve apostles, "will ye also go away?" Peter replied, "to whom shall we go? Thou hast the words of eternal life." I believe that about the church that this is the true Church of Jesus Christ and contains the fulness of the gospel.

How I live my faith

Currently my church calling is to serve with a group of married students at BYU-Idaho. I enjoy working with these young married couples and families. I try to live my faith each day by striving to keep the commandments and follow the example of Jesus Christ. I pray and read the scriptures daily and I enjoy reading books by church leaders. One church scholar by the name of Hugh Nibley liked to say that none of us are really good at anything and perhaps that which is most important is to learn to repent and forgive. Each day we can try to be better and try to help other people. The world would have us believe that the most important aspects of life are money, power, fleshy appetites, and to be popular. I believe the teachings of Christ show us that we should be spiritually minded and live with an eternal focus in mind. I love our temples because they are symbols of God's eternal plan and where we can go to get our bearings on why we are here on earth and where we can go after this life if we choose to follow Christ.