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Hi I'm Ron Niebel

I'm a son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. I enjoy family, traveling, Ohio State football and life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a wonderful, talented wife, six children and 13 grandchildren and enjoy spending time with them. I have recently retired from corporate life and have joined my wife in the real estate business. We like to travel and we're refurbishing an RV with the hopes of doing some camping, sight seeing and visiting friends and family across the U.S. I enjoy golf when I have a chance and love watching college football. I've built two new homes and remodeled several others. I enjoy sports cars and tinkering with mechanical things. I've been fortunate to travel to Asia, Europe, South America and Canada with my previous career and have seen much of our beautiful country. I appreciate the opportunities I've had to serve in many church related capacities and look forward to serving a mission some time in the future.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with fine parents in a good Christian home, attending a protestant church on a regular basis. When it came to religion, I always had more questions than there were answers. Many of the answers I received didn't quite make sense to me. I found it easy to drift into a more worldly life with few goals and no real direction. I came in contact with the LDS church while visiting family in Utah. Suddenly all of my questions had answers. Answers that made sense. I felt the spirit testify to the truthfulness of these answers. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to find out if it was true. I received an undeniable witness that it is a companion to the Holy Bible and is a testament of Jesus Christ. While I wrestled with myself over the importance of this discovery, I eventually came to the realization that once I knew the truth, I was accountable for it. My life changed. I had friends that were interested in me with no strings attached. I found myself going to college to better my life, even though I was 30 years old and had a family. I felt the continual guidance of the Holy Ghost in my life; not just an occasional prompting. I found the joy of providing service for others. I saw the happiness of teaching my children the gospel and being able to answer all of their questions. I found a love for reading and discovered the importance of the scriptures as a guide and pattern for my life. I have been a member of the LDS church for 34 years now and as I look back I am amazed by the wonderful life the Lord has blessed me with, all because I stumbled onto the Gospel and accepted the challenge to bless my life with it.

How I live my faith

Over the years I have had many opportunities to bless the lives of others through service. My wife and I organized a very successful Soap Box Derby race association that was focused around children from broken homes. Numerous boys and girls were given the chance to build and race a soap box derby car in what became a major community event. I have been a leader in the Boy Scouts of America for most of my adult life. Spending a week at summer camp training boys to become young men has been something I looked forward to for years. I have had the opportunity to serve in many leadership callings which enabled me to share my time and talents with others in both the church and the communities in which I lived. I use the skills and talents that I have been blessed with to help others maintain, repair and remodel their homes and vehicles. I visit several families monthly to share a gospel message and assure their well-being. I work with single adults to help bring meaning to their lives and involve them in meaningful activities. I work with others to teach them the leadership skills I have developed through my career and my membership in the LDS Church. I attempt to lead my family in righteousness and set an example for them to follow. I only pray that I am able to be the father and grandfather they need as they deal with life's challenges.