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Hi I'm Ricky

I'm from Simi Valley, CA. I plan on attending med school and becoming a doctor, after my mission of course.

About Me

I was homeschooled all through middle and high school but still enjoyed a good social life with my friends from church. I love ultimate frisbee and hope it gets big someday soon. I am currently serving a mission in the Idaho Boise Mission and am loving it. Afterwards, I'm planning on going to school, dunno where yet though. My goal is to get into med school and become some kind of doctor, not quite sure what i'm going to specialize in though.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. I only missed church when i was sick or otherwise unable to attend. I attended all my meetings, went to every church activity, and very active in my scout troop. Even though i grew up in the church, I oftentimes envied new converts because of the testimony they gained during their conversion. I've never doubted the church, just maybe not always had as strong a faith as I would've liked. I remember one night after the world was crashing down on me, everything was just going wrong, i remember deciding to do better. I decided to read my scriptures, pray with real intent, and try to gain that testimony and gain that faith for myself. I did those things every night anyway, and i can't really say what changed, but as i decided to do this it became more meaningful. It wasn't uncommon for me to pick up my scriptures and put them down an hour or more later. Something clicked and it was one of the best feelings i've ever had in my life. The spirit touched me in a way it never had before. It didn't come all at once, but through my diligence and faith in that task, i can now say with all my heart and soul that i know the church is true. Even though i was born and raised in the church, i am a convert.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an example. I'm the oldest of 5 kids in my family, and I try to set the example to the rest of them. Most of my life has been dedicated to service and I've had to sacrifice a lot to be able to do so. I try to live my life in a manner that my younger brother will be proud of me and proud to call himself my younger brother.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Being a missionary myself, our greatest joy is coming into a home and teaching the truths we believe. As missionaries we strive to help you realize and strengthen your relationship with you father in heaven. Our message is by way of invitation and is always centered around Jesus Christ. We talk about how He restored his gospel, the same gopsel that Jesus Christ himself set up while here on earth, through Joseph Smith, we talk about the Plan of Salvation which answers the quiestion of why am I here and where i am going, and other gospel truths. And being teachers, we always leave a homework assignment ; ] . We leave scriptures to read, usually chapters from the Book of Mormon, that are either about what we just talked about, we feel are relevant to you in your current stage of life, or are about our next lesson. We also invite you to pray about the scriptures and our mesasge so that you can find out for yourself if what we are teaching is true. We're not trying to convince anyone of the truths we bring, rather we are inviting all men to read the Book of Mormon, ponder about it's messages and the mesasges we share, and to pray and ask God if it is true. Don't be afraid to talk to the missionaries! We love helping and serving people any way we can. We love getting to know you and your family. We are your friends and always will be! Show more Show less