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Hi I'm RA Lee

I have always lived in the pacific northwest. I have been a welder, mechanical engineer and structural engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I raised six children, five girls and one son. Our family has always been very close and we are very happy with them. IWhen we were married my wife encouraged and supported me in going to school. I received a certificate in Special Welding after nine months of school six hours a day and then working full-time at night. I worked as a fitter-welder for Bucyrus-Erie for 7-1/2 years during which time I pursued anacademic degree in engineering. It took me ten years while raising a family and working fulltime, but it was worth it. My first engineering job was as a nuclear fuel handler working for US Navy and the US dept of Energy. I worked in this industry for 12 years and went for a change. I moved to the mining industry designing heavy material handling equipment. I've done that for the last 20 years. I have a hobby farm that I like to work. I grow plums and raspberries. It's a hobby farm because I don't make any money doing it. I just give fruit away to anyone who wants to come and pick it. I have the amibition that someday I will develop it into a small commercial orchard.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church, but as I like to tell others, it makes no difference where we come from each of us need to discover for ourselves the truth. I have found out for myself that the church is true, through ernest prayer and study. I find that this is the only place where there is a plan for the salvation of all men, not just those who have the fourtune to receive the gospel. I have always been amazed that plan includes all mankind. That is consistent with a loving Father who wants his children to return home and be with him.

How I live my faith

I have been active in the church most of my life. I participated as a youth in the activities, but it wasn't until I was 19 years old that I started to realize what a blessing the gospel is. I served a mission for the church dedicating myself 100% for two years, paying all my own expenses while I preached the gospel in Guatemala and El Salvador. I learned to speak fluent Spanish and that has been a blessing in my life ever since. I have taught childern, youth and adults the gospel in our congregations. I haven given sermons when asked. I have paid a 10th of all my income to to further the work of the Lord on the earth. I have taught my family to keep the Lord's commandments and that they will find real joy and happiness following the counsels of the Lord and his prophets. I have worked on relief efforts when a dam broke and flooded the town of Sugar City. All of these things I have done joyfully and of my own free will knowing that when we are in the service of our fellow beings we are only in the service of our God. I expect no earthly recompense for my service, I only want to do the Lord's will and hope to be worthy to enter into His presence at some point in time.