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Hi I'm Cory Rich

Everything good in my life, I owe to my Savior. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 26 years old, and I am happily married to the woman of my dreams. I enjoy hunting, fishing, outdoors, all sports.. and most of all being with my family and loved ones. I work as an International Account Manager, doing business-to-business sales, and I absolutely love meeting new people and learning about all sorts of cultures and beliefs. I love diversity--learning about other people and why they believe what they do helps me understand better Gods plan for me. Like many, I struggled for many of my teenage years to find out what it was that I truly believed in. I like to say I grew up in the best of both worlds. My parents have been divorced since I was very young. My mother, since I was the age of 9, has been a faithful member of the Mormon church. My father, has never embraced the beliefs of the church, and was at times when I was younger, very hostile against the church. Because of these two very different views of my parents, I grew up with a very clear understanding of the different paths that were available to me in my life. Through many struggles, mistakes, heartache, opposition and pain... at the age of 20 I finally felt that the Mormon church was the direction that God wanted me to take. Since then, I have never looked back.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized into the Mormon church when I was 9 years old, however, throughout my teenage years I never fully embraced it. Finally by the age of 18 one I graduated high school, I had given up on the Mormon church, completely. I endeavored to find my own happiness--or at least what I thought would bring me happiness. I remember from the age of 18 to about 20, making all the wrong mistakes. I would often engage in activities that I thought would bring me happiness, but would only leave me with a bigger void. For those two years I struggled tremendously with work, family and relationships... Every move I made I could feel was wrong, but I just did not have the strength or the courage to correct my faults and right my wrongs. Finally at the age of 20 I was able to muster up the courage to start changing my life. I finally started going back to the Mormon church, and it was then that I finally found purpose in my life. It was then that the void began being filled, and I knew I was where I needed to be. It took a lot of courage to step away from the bad influences I had in my life--it even meant losing some friends that I thought were very dear to me. But through reading the Book of Mormon, attending church meetings, meeting with wonderful leaders and friends, I was able to step away from all of the evil and negative influences in my life. I became happier, friendlier and all-around a better person. I stopped making those mistakes that caused chaos in my life. I am a Mormon because I know the true Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. Through the Mormon church I have come to know and feel the love of my Savior more than I ever could have imagined. I have experience the joy that repentance brings, and I know with all of my heart that Christ suffered for my sins and my weaknesses so that I could be forgiven and become whole again. I am happy. I am confident. I am content with life, but constantly wanting to improve. I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

At the age of 22 I was able to serve a full-time proselyting mission for 24 months in Sacramento California. There, I was able to see the wonderful miracles of the gospel come to life in many peoples lives. Being able to share my beliefs of the Mormon church with others was a blessing that helped me learn and grow beyond any other experience in my life. Since I have returned home from my mission, I have had the great opportunity to work primarily with the youth in the church. I have served as a coach, adviser and a teacher. Currently, my wife and I teach the 16-18 young men and young women in Sunday school. It is a calling that helps us to learn and grow. We enjoy it very much. I would dare say that we learn more from them than they ever could from us! My wife and I also serve as home and visiting teachers. Each month we both have the opportunity to visit a few families that we have been assigned in our church, and we share a message with them and learn a little more about each family! It is a wonderful opportunity to learn about others in our church and to understand the blessings that have come in their lives from being a Mormon!