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Hi I'm Rick Potter

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints I know the love and sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ.

About Me

My parents joined the church when I was just a baby. I was raised being taught the love and sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ. I have tried to follow his teachings throughout my life but like most people I have not been as successful in following his teachings as I would like to have been. Nevertheless I have lived a “Good Christian Life.” I believe that this is the church of Jesus Christ. I believe in the Holy Bible; but I also believe in another scripture from prophets of God in another part of the world called The Book of Mormon. Mormon was a prophet that condensed the writings of his predecessors into the book we now have. This book was translated by the gift and power of God by a prophet named Joseph Smith. There are many things being said about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We believe that Jesus has a prophet on the Earth today who receives guidance from Him. If you would like to know the truth about our beliefs, please seek additional information form this site. I leave my testimony in the name of Jesus Christ Who I love.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because it gives me hope that there is more to life than this mortal existence. I believe we lived before we were born into this life as spiritual children of our Heavenly Father. I believe we will live again after this life. I believe that through the resurrection and atonement of Jesus Christ we will be resurrected into a world of perfection and peace.

How I live my faith

I have given thousands of hours of service in the church without any financial compensation. I have taught classes to children, youth, and adults. I have served as a scout leader, priest hood leader, a missionary for two years the Venezuela and I have served in various administrative positions in the church. My most important assignment in the church has been and will always be as a husband and father to my ten children. My first wife died of cancer leaving me a widower with four young children. I remarried a to woman who had three toddlers. We had a child ten months later; and in ten years we adopted twin boys. I guess we have yours mine ours and theirs. All of these children are ours. There are no step (children, parents, etc.) no half-brothers or sisters and while the twins know they were adopted they also know they were chosen to be part of our family. As members of church we know we cannot earn our way into heaven; yet we must do all we can to help our fellowman.

What is faith?

Rick Potter
Faith is believing things that are true but that we cannot see. Much of science is faith as well; a different kind of faith, for sure. We cannot see small things like protons, neutrons or electrons or for those matter larger things like black holes. We can see evidence of these things using the scientific method. Spiritual things cannot be seen either but evidence can be seen using the spiritual method. A prophet Moroni in his final words gave us the spiritual method. His instructions were to seek things of the spirit, then to ponder them with sincere heart wanting to know the truth. If we do this he promised that we would receive the truth by the power of the Holy Ghost, or Holy Spirit and that we can receive the truth of all things. (Moroni 10:3-5) Show more Show less