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Hi I'm Riley Parker Hunter

I have hereby been called to serve in the Russia Moscow mission.

About Me

HI, im Riley Hunter. Im the youngest of four. I've been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints my entire life. On an average day i enjoy going to work and going to the gym to lift weights

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a mormon becasue i know that this is the true church i have been taught the Gospel my entire life and i know its true and i wouldn't want it to be any other way

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be an example to other's at all times.

What is the First Vision?

Riley Parker Hunter
As a boy, Joseph Smith was surrounded by various churches which, though they disagreed with on another, each claimed to teach the truth. This caused him much serious reflection. He wanted to know which church was right. One day he read a passage in the Bible which says, “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him” (James 1:5). Joseph decided to accept the invitation to ask God. In the spring of 1820, Joseph went to a grove of trees near his home and prayed to learn which church he should join. In answer to his prayer, Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, appeared to him. Joseph wrote: “When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other—This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!” Joseph was told to join none of the churches that existed at that time as the priesthood authority and Church as Jesus Christ had organized it when He was on the earth had been lost over the centuries. Joseph Smith’s First Vision marked the beginning of the Restoration of Jesus Christ’s Church to the earth. Joseph’s written account of this event is a powerful testimony of what he saw and experienced. Show more Show less