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Hi I'm Richard

Hola, Mi nombre es Elder Perryman. I am currently serving a mission in Salem, Oregon mission!

About Me

I am currently serving a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am serving in the Oregon Salem mission (Spanish speaking). I am 18 years old. Before my mission I lived in Noblesville Indiana and enjoyed anything outdoors. I lived in a family of 7. Both my parents, with 3 sisters, and 1 amazing younger brother.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member for many reasons. I love this faith. This gospel has brought me countless blessings in my life. Perhaps one of my most significant reasons I am a member is because I was raised in a family who loved and accepted the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. One of these blessings is the fact that i can one day be with my entire family again. Knowing that whatever misfortune happens to my family in this life, wont prohibit me from being with my family in the next life. What a blessing that is. I am also a Mormon because I couldn't imagine living this life without the answers, blessings, and help i receive from the Lord and members seemingly on a daily basis. Life is challenging enough why make it harder with not knowing answers, receiving any member support, and most importantly help from your Heavenly Father? I am a Mormon because this gospel brings countless blessings to my life, peace, and happiness. Its hard work don't get me wrong but the blessings, security, and happiness greatly out weights anything else.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways. Perhaps one of the most simple ways i live my faith is by studying the doctrine associated with the church. Reading the Book of Mormon, pondering its message, and praying about it changed my life. I received an answer, similar to every other members, letting me know that this book was true and that it was another testament of Jesus Christ. Another way i live my faith is by attending church every week. Through church I am able to receive answers to many of my questions and learn more about this wonder gospel. Praying is perhaps one of the most important ways i live my faith. Knowing that when i pray to God it is simply a two way communication with Him. It's like he is on the other line. Through prayer i have been able to strengthen my relationship with God. Through prayer I can thank Him for all of his blessings and then talk to him about things that i am struggling with. I know that through prayer I can receive better help on anything. Lastly, and the main way i am currently living my faith is by serving a full time mission for the church. My purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end.