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Hi I'm Ron Madsen

I'm a fourth generation Mormon. Since my parents were not active members I had to find my testimony on my own at age 17.

About Me

I grew up in Provo but have lived in Houston for 45 years and consider myself a Texan. I retired from Shell Oil in 1993 which enabled I and my wife to devote much of our time to serving others through callings in the Church. Aside from our church callings I have several hobbies. I enjoy building and flying radio controlled airplanes and helicopters. Also, I get a lot of satisfaction from gardening, both for decoration and for food. I have an extensive HO gauge model train system that represents many of the historical and current features of Utah Valley.

Why I am a Mormon

While life has many pursuits that provide pleasure and fun these activities quickly loose their attraction as one comes to a realization of what the gospel of Jesus Christ offers. His way is the only way that can deliver true and lasting (eternal) happiness. Being a Mormon (a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) is the only way to learn and live all that the Savior expects of us. Being a good person is not enough. Being a Christian is not enough. One has to do all that Christ has asked us to do. The full gospel of Jesus Christ is only found in the LDS church. There simply is no other viable alternative life style.

How I live my faith

Being retired I have the opportunity for more than the usual callings such as home teaching. I also serve as the High Priests Quorum instructor. High Priests are all of the older brothers in the church. I and my wife monitor the Public Affairs telephone for the Greater Houston Area. Currently my wife and I are serving once a week as group leaders for the local Addiction Recovery Program. While all of these assignments are both satisfying and fulfilling our greatest satisfaction comes from serving as workers at the Houston Texas Temple.