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Hi I'm Richard

I'm a California kid. I'm an engineering student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

At my high school, I played trumpet in the marching band before becoming a member of the golf team. I graduated Valedictorian and chose study mechanical engineering at Brigham Young University. I love listening to music, playing sports, and watching movies with my friends. I play quite a bit of basketball, frisbee, and soccer with my friends at school. I am currently in England serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I feel that having the Church in my life has given me a remarkable foundation and direction in life. It has helped me to find what I truly feel is important in my life and where I can find long-lasting happiness. I know that remarkable peace can be found in the teachings of Christ and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can bring that peace to any person who is willing to look for and accept it.

How I live my faith

I love attending church each week. I think Sunday School is a marvelous opportunity to participate in your religious learning and engage in spiritual discussion. I am currently serving as a missionary, performing service for and teaching the people of London, England. Before that, I taught a class of college-age men, like myself, and found their insights and opinions quite intriguing and informative. I can hardly express the great joy I feel when sharing what I know to be true .

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Everybody is a child of God and God loves all of His children. Likewise, we need to share that love with everyone we meet and interact with. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches that same-sex attraction is a temptation and that temptations are a natural part of life. Acting on those temptations, however, is contrary to God's great plan of happiness. Nobody in the world is perfect, and we all deserve to be respected and treated like the children of God we truly are. Show more Show less