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Hi I'm Royce

A Utah native, missionary service in Mexico, retired 27-year Air Force veteran. I love helping others. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the youngest of seven children--spoiled some say. I'm 6'4" and loved playing basketball in high school. I felt I was pretty good as I won the northern Utah 1-on-1 tournament as a junior. I served a mission in and around Mexico City, learned to speak Spanish, and grew to love the people and was amazed by their generosity. I worked in residential construction and development with my father and brother until I graduated from Weber State College in 1985. From there I joined the US Air Force, attended officer and flight training, and spent over 26 years responding to my nation's call. Dawn, my wife, has been at my side for over 30 years, and we have been blessed with seven wonderful children. As empty nesters, we feel like our role is to support and continue to build our children, their spouses, and grandchildren. I've built a few homes in central Alabama. This year we'll be serving a 23-month mission at the Mexico City MTC....yahoo!

Why I am a Mormon

I've read the Book of Mormon, lived by its teachings, prayed to know of its truth, and the the Holy Spirit witnessed its truth to my soul. While my parents and family taught me the principles of the gospel, I didn't always walk-the-walk, and it wasn't until my late teenage years that I discovered the power of Christ's atonement to help me change. Having served a mission in Mexico, I have seen how the light of the gospel provides hope to those who embrace and try to live its principles amid the extreme poverty and other difficulties of life. The restored Gospel of Jesus Christ answers life's most challenging questions: Where did I come from? Why am I here? And, where will I go? Though I'm imperfect, I know I have heavenly parents who love me and have provided a way for me to live with them again: Christ to atone, a living prophet to guide, scriptures to enlighten, and the priesthood to perform essential ordinances. The gospel provides me the greatest hope of having an eternal relationship with my family.

How I live my faith

I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, and am so grateful for the atonement and its power to save and help us change. I try to apply the gospel principles to everyday life, in particular, as I interact with others. I try to be a role model for my children, their spouses, grandchildren, and friends. While I'm not close to perfect, I am quick to appologize and forgive. Over the past four decades, I've had the opportunity to serve the Lord many church and community positions. I've taught Sunday School, filled leadership roles, and served in a variety of Scouting positions. I currently serve as the congretational leader for a group of about 150 members. This position requires that I try to emulate the Savior so I can give counsel and make decisions according to his Spirit.