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Hi I'm Richard Nephi Moon

I grew up on a sheep ranch in northeastern Utah. I am a retired Electrical Engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The smartest decision I have ever made, was to marry my wonderful wife. She has expanded my horizon from being a nerdy engineer to enjoying beauty and the finer things in life. We are the parents of eight wonderful children. When we started our family, I had great fear of seeing our children through their teenage years, but discovered that those years were actually the most fun and rewarding. There is nothing better than having a son or daughter invite us to go on a date with them or to accompany them on a mountain bike ride with their friends. It is even better when they stop often and wait for us to catch up. One son invited me to ride with him on our bicycles across the United States, from San Francisco, California to York Town, Virginia. What an experience! I shall never forget the beauties, productivity and the great people of this land. I won't soon forget the achy muscles and the sore bottom either. I've been retired for about ten years now and have filled that time making quarter counters as a one-man manufacturing business/hobby, filling my life with service opportunities and being involved with family history. I helped publish a 500-page history book of my great grandfather. We printed and distributed over 500 copies to my relatives.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I am converted to Jesus Christ, my personal Savior and the Savior of all mankind. I know that repentance and faith in him brings forgiveness and joy. I have personally felt his love in a way that is impossible to describe. I know that God lives, that he is a loving Heavenly Father, that I am his son and that there is a purpose in my life. My goal is to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others.

How I live my faith

Five years ago, at the age of 65, I was called to serve as the bishop (pastor) of our local congregation (called a Ward). In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there are no paid ministers and no required formal training. My preparation included a lifetime of activity, participation, study of the scriptures and filling assignments as called. During all of those years, I served as a Boy Scout leader, Sunday School teacher, dance and speech director, youth leader, assistant to three bishops, pianist and even a choir director. I learned by doing, but nothing really prepared me for the awesome responsibility of being the bishop. I relied heavily on the help of my Father in Heaven, in instructions from my leaders and the written handbooks. I was released as Bishop in January 2014. My wife and I served a full-time mission for our church for 18 months in the Tongan Islands in 2014-2015. We served as church auditors in the Pacific area, doing our best to ensure that the sacred tithing and other donation funds given freely by the members of the church were accounted for properly and were safeguarded. It was a supreme experience. We have now been called to serve another mission, this time in Cebu, Philippines. We are excited to help the people of that land increase in love for the Savior, Jesus Christ. Wow, what a blessing.