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Hi I'm Richard Hutchins Jr.

I am a retired Contractor Consultant and have two wonderful children and four fantastic grandchildren. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in an area not far from where Joseph Smith lived and never paid any attention to the History that was so close to me. I, like most kids my age, was too busy doing other things and not paying much attention to any religion. After graduating High School, I joind the Military and spent two years serving my Country in Vietnam. Apon returning home, I was not sure there was a God and lived the next 40 years as an Agnostic. I am now a Mormon who is still a motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyes most of the hobbies and sports I have always enjoyed. I have shared my choices with my children and being adults, they will make their own choices. I am a good example to them, that it is never too late in life to come to God.

Why I am a Mormon

I am now a Mormon, because God never gave up on me, answered my questions and gave me an opportunity to be a part of His Church, fully Restored here on earth. This didn't happen overnight, but did happen over time, as I began seeking answers to questions I was unable to get answered elsewhere. I was fortunate to be living at the time, next to a past Bishop and he and I were able to have many conversations about my thoughts and questions. After some 18 months of Missionary work and meetings, my attending the local Ward on a regular basis and being welcomed into the Ward Family; I decided that this was a very comfortable place for me to be. My conversion story could be much more detailed, but in a nutshell, it has been one of a man's disbelief, being overcome by reason, the willingness to be objective and most of all the acceptance of God's Words as they were being spoken to me.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by helping someone everyday. I ask God to send someone my way or let me find someone that I can help today. Helping others is very important to me and a necessary part of my life. Being a Mormon, gives me plenty of opportunity to help others not only those I know within the church, but many others outside the church that we help unconditionally. I try to live my life by following Covenants and Commandments, attend meetings regularly and being available to assist in anyway I can with whatever projects the Church has going on.