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Hi I'm Richard

I am retired and I live in Billings, Montana. I am married with 4 children and 6 grandchildren, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in the small mining town of Ely, Nevada. I attended college at BYU and served a mission for the Mormon church in Northern Argentina from 1971-1973. I graduated from BYU with a degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations. For 31 years of my working career, I worked in Pharmaceuticals in sales and marketing. I lived on the East Coast for most of those years. I lived in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. I am married and have four children who are all married, and I have 6 grand children I enjoy traveling, fishing, working out, eating out and visiting my children and grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

As I stated earlier, I was born into a Mormon family and raised in this faith. I have found it's teachings and doctrines to be very helpful to me in living what I hope is a live of compassion and service to others. I truly find joy and peace of mind in serving and helping others. I am very familiar with other religions and find many wonderful people and doctrines that agree with much of what I believe as a Mormon. I have many friends of other faiths and have always enjoyed learning about their churches and sharing with them my beliefs as a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am very active in the Mormon church, and have been my whole life. I was born into a family who were Mormons, so I was raised in this faith. Over the years, I have fulfilled many service opportunities working with adults, children and the youth. When I was 19 years old, I served a full time mission for the church to Argentina. I spent two years working with and serving the people in many areas of northern Argentina. I currently am assigned to visit 6 different families who belong to our congregation. I try to visit them at least monthly to make sure they are ok both temporally and spiritually. I also work with a group of older men in our church where I serve as an assistant to the group presidency.