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Hi I'm Ricky McEntire

I'm a sports fanatic, I enjoy reading, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play and watch sports. Especially basketball. It is one of the greatest passions of my life and is an absolute blast to play. Basketball allows me to relieve stress, stay in shape, and has been a medium through which I have made many friends. Whenever I am depressed or feeling angry I can go find a basketball court and all my troubles seem to disappear for just a moment. Basketball has taught me about hard work, patience, and how to achieve success. It has truly been a shaping force in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have seen first hand the blessings that come from following its teachings. It has brought me so much joy and happiness, and has given me hope that one day we can all live together with our families for eternity, so long as we are faithful in keeping the Lord's commandments. I know with all my heart that this gospel is true and would invite all to not just take my word for it, but to come and experience it for themselves.

How I live my faith

Whenever I'm not playing or watching sports, I take great joy in being able to study the word of God, both in the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon. I know that both books testify of our Savior Jesus Christ and complement each other perfectly and reading them helps me to keep my life in perspective. I'm not always perfect at reading the scriptures every day, but I try. I also do my best to attend church on Sunday so that I can feel the Spirit of God and learn more about his plan for me, and evaluate to see if I'm living the way he wants me to live. I sometimes get down on myself for not being as good of a person that I could be, but I know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I can be forgiven of my misdeeds and that as long as I'm trying to do good he will help me to do better. I also try and serve those around me because I know that's what Jesus would do if he were on the Earth.