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Hi I'm Randall

I was born in Utah, USA, and I have worked in the communications fields for 40 years.

About Me

I was raised in Utah, USA (Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake City); graduated from Skyline High School, attended Brigham Young University for one year, served a church mission in New Zealand (North Mission) 1970-72, married Linda Lee Wiggins in December 1972, graduated from University of Utah in Broadcast Communications 1975. Professional Career KUTV News, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1972-1977, reporter, bureau chief KOOL News, Phoenix, Arizona, 1977-1979, reporter KATU News, Portland, Oregon, 1979-1996, consumer/investigative reporter, anchor Utah Department of Human Services, Salt Lake City, Utah, public relations director, 1996 - 2001 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah, Public Affairs, International News Media Website Manager, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2001 - 2002 Granite School District, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2002 - 2013, Director of Communications, Director of Web/Multimedia

Why I am a Mormon

As with many young people who grow up in Utah, I "inherited" my church membership from the example of my parents. Both of them have been faithful and engaged Latter-day Saints throughout their lives. I remember, when I was perhaps 10 years old, I recall seeing my father work long hours for the local church congregation to help raise money to build a new chapel for our growing neighborhood. He was a good manager, and always faithful and diligent to any church assignment that he received. A few years after the new building was competed and dedicated to the Lord, Dad was called by higher church leaders to serve as the bishop of our local congregation. I was so surprised and proud of him when his name was announced during our Sunday worship service, to become the bishop. Dad has passed away, and my mother still lives. Both were and are faithful to the Lord's gospel. It is largely because of the example of their lives, their teachings to me and my siblings, and their encouragement to remember the Lord, to pray always, and be faithful and pure and in my actions, that I have come to believe and know that the Lord's church and gospel are on the earth in our time, and by obedience to His laws and commandments, my own family has been blessed beyond measure with the good things of this life, and we have an assurance of eternal life together as we work to love and serve our Lord and His Father, as well as each other.

How I live my faith

My wife, Linda, and I live in Fruit Heights, Utah. We participate with our local congregation by attending worship services each Sunday. We each fill assignments in our church; e.g., I am a clerk supervising membership records and transfers of families in/out of our congregation. I also lead religious discussions and teaching periodically for senior men in the congregation (called "high priests"). As with all men in the congregation, I am assigned to visit 2-3 families in our area each month, a program called "home teaching." This allows us to become better acquainted with each other, to learn of any needs of the families that we serve and provide help when needed, and to offer a brief spiritual message once each month.