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Hi I'm Rich

I grew up in Huntington Beach CA but served a mission for The Church in the Midwest which is why I live here now

About Me

I served a full time mission for The Church and learn the joy of helping people and being a part of people changing their life's for the better. It is what motivated me to choose the profession I have been in for the last 35 years. I work with the hearing impaired trying to help them enjoy the sounds of life that Heavenly Father has blessed us with to enjoy! We have raised 7 children who have grown and moved on with their lives so my wife and I moved to a house that is on a lake. We did this with the hope we can have a place that our kids would want to come back as much as possible.

Why I am a Mormon

As I was growing up I am sure I was not too different then most youth. Always wanted to test the limits of what I can and can't do. In my search for happiness, even though at the time I may not have realized that is what I was doing I came to a point where I had to decide which road I was going to take. The one way lead to the happiness of the world with no worry of the outcome or the other way was to find why I was even here on this earth and what is my purpose here. To be honest I had a hard time choosing the path I wanted to take. If it wasn't for a loving father and mother who pushed me to do the right thing I am sure I would have never found it. When I finally decided I needed to know for myself and no longer could lean on family it was then that I made a serious effort to know what was the right path I should travel in life. For the first time in my life I seriously pondered and prayed to know what to do. It was during this time frame that I had a experience that lead me to the path I am still on 40 years later. I have NEVER regretted my decision and I believe with all my heart I am on the path that my Father in Heaven and my older brother Jesus Christ want me on. Has my life been perfect? NO far from it BUT every time I have been in need I have always been able to get on my knees and fill the love that my Father in Heaven has for me and picture all that my older brother Jesus Christ did for me and it has ALWAYS carried me through those tough times. I have always know my purpose here on earth and that is to serve my fellowman in anyway I can. That alone has brought me more happiness than I could every ask for. I KNOW my older brother Jesus Christ lives and stands at the head of his church here on this earth, that being The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. This I testify with all my heart is true!

How I live my faith

I made a convenient with my Heavenly Father when I was baptized that I would live my life in a way my Savior lived his. I have tried to give back and through my callings in church I have the chance to do that. With my wife we try to visit those in our local unit to first and foremost be a friend to. Helping them with whatever they need. I also get to work with our full time missionaries, helping them to bring the message of Jesus Christ. Also we are always looking for opportunities to serve in the community in whatever service project needed. This all comes from of my belief in Jesus Christ and what he has done for me!