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Hi I'm Rick Jones

I grew up in western Oregon (Monmouth/Dallas) I'm a 5th generation Mormon with pioneer roots. I live in Indiana and work in HR.

About Me

I am married and have 5 grown and married children with soon to be 10 grandchildren. I live in a small midwestern town surrounded by good people of all different religions. I am a Human Resource Director with a Housing/RV company. I enjoy gardening, hunting, exploring, reading, and cooking. I am currently a student at Penn State University working on a Masters Degree. I served a mission for our Church in Japan; I came to love the country and its people. Having grown up on a farm I love living in a farming community. I hope to teach at the college level when I retire to share the skills of my profession to those just starting out on theirs.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to good parents who were already members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Even though I am a 5th generation member I worked for and obtained my own personal testimony and I choose to be a member, following the teachings of my own accord and not just because of family tradition. I know with all of my heart and soul that God is my Heavenly Father and that he loves me. I know that Jesus Christ is his Son and was born into this world to be its Savior and Redeemer. He overcame sin and death through the Atonement and Ressurection so that all who are faithful in keeping the commandments, who enter into sacred covenants and receive saving ordinances will be redeemed and live with God for the eternities along with our families so much as they also hearken and follow Jesus Christ. The Holy Ghost is a gift to mankind and as a member of the Godhead bears witness of truth and the divinity of Jesus Christ. He will reveal to all earnest seekers of truth, a witness that God and Jesus Christ live and that the church established by Jesus Christ is ancient days has been restored in these latter days and is led by a Prophet God has raised up to be his mouthpiece today just as he did in all of history. Joseph Smith was just such a Prophet and through him all things have been restored. In addition the Book of Mormon, another witness of Jesus Christ is the word of God and contains the fullness of his teachings; the following of which will lead God's children back to him. It is written for this day and blesses all who read and earnestly pray to know of its truthfulness.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church is an interactive experience; it is a 'reality' more sweet and true than can be found anywhere else. Because of my belief I serve of my own volition in responsibilities that are given to me by those called to lead and preside over my church units (Ward and Stake). I have had the opportunity to work with children, young adults, Boy Scouts, and many other groups and individuals. I have served as a Bishop over a congregation, ministering to members and representing the Church in the community. By teaching and learning correct principles my life is well spent. I regularly visit and watch over other members I have been invited to look in on from time to time to see after their well being. We believe in living the gospel of Jesus Christ and Jesus sought to bless the lives of others. It brings great joy and peace.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Rick Jones
"We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, and in doing good to all men..." this is a portion of a statement of what we believe in (Articles of Faith, 13). The Church is committed to serving the needs of all people whether it be an a large scale (worldwide humanitarian relief efforts) or locally by helping our neighbors and others in need. Small acts of service and help build bonds of love and trust. Helping one another is one way God answers our prayers; some time we get to help...sometimes we recieve help. It strengthens the fabric of society and culture. Show more Show less