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Hi I'm Rondal

I'm a CPA and a 6th generation Mormon. My family is my passion and Scouting is my hobby. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in sunny Mesa, Arizona and have lived here most of my life. I served a mission for the church in Japan and graduated from Arizona State University with an accounting degree. My wife and I are the proud parents of 9 children and prouder grandparents of 7 grandchildren. I was active in Scouting as a youth and have been active as an adult volunteer since 1981, spending 12 of those many years as a scoutmaster. Scouting allows me to enjoy my other hobbies of camping, fishing and hiking.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church is all about families and, next to my testimony of the gospel, my family is my most priceless possession. The doctrine of an eternal family relationship beyond the grave is a great motivation to be the best I can be. The LDS Church is the only one on the earth today that provides a way for my family to be together for eternity. The moral values taught by the Church make it so much easier for my wife and I, as parents, to teach our children what they need to do to be part of our eternal family and what our children must teach their children so the eternal links continue. The moral values in the world today are spiralling down. The teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as found in the Book of Mormon and other holy scripture, and as taught by inspired Church leaders, helps to lift our family up. With all the darkness, confusion, and moral degeneration in the world today, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a compass for myself and my family to follow.

How I live my faith

The best way to show my faith in Jesus Christ is by serving others, whether it's my family, church congregations or in the community. As parents, we have always tried to be active in our children's school activities. For several years I've served as an elected member of the School Improvement Advisory Council at our local high school and in various school booster clubs and other organizations. We've learned the importance of parent involvement in successful educational programs. Scouting has been an important part of my adult life since 1981. I've had the opportunity to serve in many different volunteer capacities at the local unit level, and at the district and council levels. My 6 sons have been involved in Scouting so it has been an important part of our family. Over the years I've had the opportunity to be involved with numerous youth camps, helped countless young men earn their Eagle Scout award, helped train other adult volunteers and had the opportunity to attend 2 National Jamborees as a troop leader. Volunteering in the Scouting program gives me the opportunity to work with the young people that I care so much about and maybe be a positive influence on some future church, community or even world leaders. I hope to be able to serve in the Scouting program for many years to come. Service in the Church is a very important part of my life. It's a small price to pay for the many blessings the Lord continually gives to me and my family. And the wonderful thing is that the more I'm able to serve, the more the blessings come.