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Hi I'm Richard

I was born and raised in California. I'm a husband, and a father of seven. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy road bicycling. I've pedaled around 40,000 miles since I started riding in 1988.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon faith. I and my family have always been very active in the church. But I can truly say that my faith and commitment to the church, and more specifically to The Lord Jesus Christ, has grown and blessed me and my family more and more with every passing day. I know that my Church membership has helped make me a better man. I have a long way to go, but I enjoy a comforting sense of peace in the assurance that I am learning how to do the things my Father in Heaven wants me to do while I am here in this temporary mortal life.

How I live my faith

Since I am retired, I am involved in quite a few aspects of church life. Of course this changes from time to time, because everything we do is essentially voluntary. Right now I lead the congregational singing in our church service. I also help train teachers in our church throughout the community... not just in my own congregation. Additionally, I personally teach a group of men in our congregation; specifically we discuss 'Teaching For Our Times' in which we review the scriptures in the context of addresses given by some of the leaders of our church. I also participate in family emergency preparedness in our community. This activity also extends beyond our own local congregation. I suppose the service I enjoy most of all, is when my wife and I help at the Temple in Los Angeles. We go about five days every month and assist with the activities there.

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

We believe that God is truly a loving Heavenly Father. He wants us to share with him--everything He has. That means He wants us to enjoy His life. He wants us to have joy, with Him. While that is difficulty to comprehend, He has told us in Scripture that 'Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love Him.' (1Corinthians 2:9) To me, that us the meaning of Eternal Life. It is living with Him--living His life prepared for us, if we truly love Him. Show more Show less