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Hi I'm Ray

Father of five children. We will leave in March to serve a mission in Argentina. Retired BSA Executive. I am a Mormon.

About Me

As a child my parents moved a lot. Mostly in Arizona and Utah. By the time I graduated from High School I had relocated 39 times. My junior year in High School was my first that I spent the full year in the same School. I beleive it helped me meet people and get aquainted fast, but it sure was hard on accdemics. I had to study hard in college in order to get through, but a loving wife helped me make it. My majors were in Industrial Technology and Engineering. But, when I graduated I went to work for the Boy Scouts of America. It was a great job where I worked with good people, ran Scout Camps, organizes many high adventure activities (including snowmobile trips in and around Yellowstone National Park and whitewater river trips) and became a Scout Executive in a large council (directed 12,000 plus youth, 5,000 plus adult volunteers and a staff of 21.) Durring my life I have served in most ward positions and several stake positions. I served a mission in Argentina and now much to my delight my wife and I have been called to return as senior missionaries.

Why I am a Mormon

I am fourth generation LDS. I can honestly say that I have never doubted that the church is true. There have been times that I was somewhat lax, but I have always attend church and carried out my callings. The scriptures are precious to me and I know that they are the word of God. I have struggled with some challenges in my life and I am working to live better. I suppose that I will always struggle with pride. I am a Mormon because there have been many times that the Lord has revealed to me that His church on earth is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have helped several people find the church through baptism, and the joy that they and I feel is exquisite. I know that God loves us.

How I live my faith

Currently I serve as a Cubmaster in our ward, which is ironic since I spent 33 years teaching others how to be Scout leaders. Before this position my wife and I served as den leaders for the Wolf Den. We really learned to love those eight-year-old boys. I also serve as an instructor in our high priest group and home teacher. Making the switch from ward leadership positions to these positions was hard for me at first, but I learned that it doesn't matter where you serve. It matters that you do serve and there is just as much joy in one calling as in another.

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