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Hi I'm Richard

I was born into a Military family, have served in the Military, had a son serve in the Military, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of three wonderful children. I have been married for 17 years. My oldest son returned from the Military, my youngest son is an Eagle Scout and preparing to leave on a mission in July 2015, and my daughter loves to dance. I went back to school, while working full-time, in 2008 and graduated in February 2012 with a degree in IT. Served in the Military for six years and received a medical chapter in 2007. Love to spend time with my family, spend time outdoors, and help others.

Why I am a Mormon

I came back to church after I had a motorcycle accident in September of 1997. I always felt like something was missing in my life. I could not find anything that gave me lasting happiness until after my accident. I spent several months recovering from my injuries and during that time I thought a lot about my life, my family, and my choices. What would have happened to my family if I had died in my accident and what would have happened to me after death? Did God really exist, was there really anything out there after death? Did life have meaning? I now know that God does exist, that there is life after death because of Jesus Christ, and that happiness in this life can be found only in the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have found a joy that is eternal. My life have forever been changed and I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Lord's Church on the earth today!

How I live my faith

I have served in the Church in multiple positions, such as Youth Leader, Scouts, Clerk, and an adult leader, and I have found my passion for teaching and I love to learn. I was able to help organize groups of men and boys to assist and help families with deployed spouses by cutting their grass, visiting with them, and providing support as needed. While I served as a home teacher with my youngest son we scheduled to visit a couple of families every month. All of my families that we visited during that time had deployed spouses. We would visit them and shareh uplifting messages from the scriptures and from the leaders of the Church. We would also help fix things around their house and help watch kids when they needed a break or have an appointment.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Richard
People often wonder why missionaries knock on doors and try to teach other Christians. I have been asked why we teach people who already believe in Jesus Christ. Missionaries are command to take the message of the restoration of the Lord's church once again on the earth. The message that the missionaries share will bless all who are willing to listen. Missionaries teach that God has performed a marvelous work and a wonder in our day. Missionaries proselyte to answer some of the questions that people have that have not been answered through their own faith. I'd say that one of the most important reasons why missionaries proselyte is because of the love they have for all people! Missionaries dedicate and give anywhere from 18-24 months of their lives to the work of the Lord, to share something that has forever changed their lives. I can't imagine anyone who whould not want to share something that has brough them tremendous happiness and joy. Show more Show less