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Hi I'm Don Ray

I grew up in Mesa. I am a Father, Volunteer, and Husband. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up playing and loving sports of all kinds. When I was young we would make up games in our basement that I am sure that my mother would be horrified with that involved batting and running. I served as a full time missionary in the Spain Sevilla mission. I attended a trade school to learn the trade that I have been in for more than 25 years. I am a father to six children. During their lives I have enjoyed coaching and watching them excel at many endeavors. My greatest joy in life is to watch my children grow and learn.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I have a firm and living testimony that God and Jesus Christ visited the boy Joseph Smith and revealed to him many truths that had been lost from the earth since the death of Christ. As I see the world around me, I know that I can only truly be happy, being surrounded by unhappiness if I live the principles of the gospel. What a mess the world can be. But I know that my home is a safe haven from the madness that surrounds us. That is why I Believe.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by making my hame a place where my children, and their friends see a loving and committed mother and father. I also work with the young men in my ward and hopefully set the example for them to follow to become men of truth and valor. I have had the opportunity to coach girls softball, which I must say is a new experience, as a man to see that it is a social thing as much as a competitive thing. And the no Crying in baseball rule certainly does not apply to teenage girls softball. I have also coached boys basketball, volleyball and softball teams. I am active in voting in my community and for national offices, because I think it is the responsibility of parents to set the example for their children that they are in charge of who leads them, and to stay current on public policy issues.