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Hi I'm Luke Lenard Richards

I'm Luke I lived on a farm my whole life, but we sold the cows in the summer of 2011. I'm preparing for a LDS Mission.

About Me

I have six brothers and six sisters and love it. I am in the middle about I have great older examples and am becoming and example for my younger brothers and sisters. I grew up on a dairy farm with about 300 milking cows at its peak however, due to my dad's health, bad employees, and lack of money we sold the cows when I was sixteen. I started working odd jobs gardening and construction things like that. I played basketball all four years of high school and am now preparing to graduate and leave to the D.C. South mission, they say it is a big city and I always wondered what one would be like having lived in a small town my whole life. I am not nervous though because I know this is the lord's work.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I love my family and know because of this gospel I can be sealed to them for time and all eternity, I am Mormon because I know it is what my father in heaven wants me to do, I am Mormon because the holy spirit has testified to me that this is where I belong, I am Mormon because I know that Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon, I am Mormon because I have felt the love Christ has for me by going to church, I am Mormon because it makes me a better person, I am Mormon for the girls, I am Mormon because it makes me happy, I am Mormon because it is what it right, I am Mormon so I can hold the priesthood, I am Mormon because of the people, I am Mormon because I love Christ, I am Mormon because one night I read Joseph Smith History and I wanted more than anything in the world to know for myself if Joseph Smith was a prophet of god and so I prayed and I know now he was, and if you want to know for yourself if Christ loves you if Joseph Smith was a prophet, if the priesthood was restored. I am Mormon because I know that "if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of god, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth(censures) not; and it shall be given him" (James 1:5) I am a Mormon because I prayed with an open heart and I was answered. I am a Mormon

How I live my faith

I have been called to do home teaching. I just check up on three families in the ward one sister is a widow who has been going through surgery for her foot, she lives next door to two of her sons and has to many grandchildren to keep track of she is an inspiration as she is so optimistic through these trials. I home teach a brother who is widowed as well. He has kids but they live far away, he is rich and more than anything needs somebody to talk to. I also visit a beautiful family with great parents and four kids one just born this month. I believe I am helping the oldest, he is a boy who loves basketball and I can really connect to him and be an example for him to follow. I love them all and try to help them but every time I visit they help me more then they could know. I go to young men's every week, church every week, and right now play church ball. The kids my age have become brothers we never use to talk at school but they are becoming my "click". We have so much fun together.