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Hi I'm Randy Osburn

I'm a retired commercial air line captain and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of 6; 3 boys and 3 girls. After graduating from college, I entered the U.S. Navy as a pilot and served for 5 1/2 years. I was introduced to the Mormon faith during this time and joined the church at the age of 26. After the navy, I became a commercial air line pilot and retired after 26 years. My career took me away from home guite a bit so when I was at home I pretty much dedicated myself to being a dad. This involved a lot of soccer games, dance recitals, and home repairs. We enjoyed several activities as a family which included snow skiing and water skiing. Family life has ment every thing to me and been the focus of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined this church because of an undeniable spiritual witness I received while praying about the truthfulness of it all while taking the lessons from a pair of LDS missionaries. Though sacred in nature, I will share that I know this church is true and I know Heavenly Father knows I know it is true. One of the things that was initially very instrumental in me searching for the truth was what is called the Plan of Salvation. In the revealed word of God, we have been told of our purpose for being here on this earth, where we came from before this earthly life, and where we are going to go after this mortal life.

How I live my faith

I have endeavored to live my faith every day of my life since my conversion. In doing so, I have tried to be a good friend, a good neighbor, and a good citizen. My life has certainly taken a lot of unexpected twists and turns, but through it all my faith has continued to grow and support me through the great journey. In my church service, I have worked with the youth through the auxiliary youth organizations as both a teacher and a mentor. I have been involved in the Boy Scouts program, the Sunday school program, and the men's philanthropic and membership support programs. The work has always been one of service and growth opportunities as I have tried to rise to a higher and higher level of unconditional love and service to others. My love of the Lord, Jesus Christ, has increased almost daily. One thing I have learned is that you can never get ahead of the Savior. As soon as you do something for Him, he blesses you so fast you can't even try to keep up with Him. He has said that if you love me, keep my commandments. I try to do that and am rewarded of much in the effort. The world sometimes seems to think of the commandments as restrictive. I have come to understand that they are the stepping stones to true happiness and joy.