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Hi I'm Richard

I am a father of 6 children.

About Me

I lived my first 16 years in Bountiful, Utah. My family moved to Florida during the summer between my sophomore and junior years of high school. It was a big change for me to leave the Salt Lake valley and move to a place where there were only 4 Mormons in my high school. The change forced me to decide what I believed and how I would live my life. Since then I have lived in Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and Texas. I now have a wonderful wife and 6 children.

Why I am a Mormon

I am an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I have had significant personal spiritual experiences that have lead me to determine that this church is the true church of God. This is the main driving force behind my continued membership. But, adding to that testimony is that living the principles that the church teaches has brought me, happiness and peace. At a time where much in this world is attacking the marriage and family, the church’s teachings have given me guidance as a husband and a father on how to help my family live in harmony and happiness.

How I live my faith

Membership in the Church a Jesus Christ is not passive. There are numerous areas where you can volunteer to serve. I am currently serving as an assistant to the High Priest Group Leader. The High Priest Group is a collection of men who have a high level of experience in the church. We work to serve the older members of the church by visiting and meeting their needs. In addition, we work with individuals to help them research their family history. As members of the church, we know that we cannot be made perfect in God’s kingdom without extending the blessing of the saving ordinances to our past family members through vicarious ordinance performance. My wife and children are also very active in serving in the church. My wife teaches a Sunday school class and my children serve in various organizations for the young people.