What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Randy

I'm a military brat that grew up all over the states and on Guam. I have lived in Kansas since 1985.

About Me

I am a military brat, as stated, I grew up on Guam in the 60's and early 70's. I also spent almost 10 years in the army living in Korea and on Okinawa. I am married and we have 5 children and 10 grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS church. My mother's family stretches back in the church for 5 generations and my father's goes back 6 generations. I grew up in the church and it has just always been there. I did spent 21+ years inactive, though my children were baptized at the appropriate time and I always knew where the church was, it was never far. When I married my current wife, she wanted to attend church as a family. She was shocked when I told her that there was only one church that I would attend, but she took the lessons and was baptized about 6 months later, she was a tough cookie. We have been active ever since that time. We were sealed in the Dallas Temple, my children, the only two that are members, were sealed to us at the same time. The church is my past and my future. I know where I belong and what being a member can do for me. Having lost both of my parents, I take comfort knowing that I will see, and know, them again. I know that Joseph Smith was the Prophet of the Restoration and that he saw and spoke to God and Jesus Christ. I know that I will have the opportunity to live in their presence once again and that my family will be able to join me as I join my predecessors. I know that the LDS church is the restoration of God's church on earth.

How I live my faith

I am currently teaching adults in my ward, though I have had numerous other responsibilities. My wife and I are also involved in the Boy Scouts of America in our local community. We have been volunteers with the Boy Scouts for over 20 years. We find both our labors in the LDS church and our work with the Boy Scouts satisfying and rewarding.