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Hi I'm Richard

I was born in California, raised in Idaho. I love baseball. I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was younger I used to sit on the swing in the backyard and daydream about being a pitcher for the Oakland A's- well, I still dream that, but the swing is gone and replaced by a bench in the park just next to the college I go to. I don't play baseball anymore, but I did up until I was a senior in high school. Now that I'm in college, I study English. I read all kinds of books and my favorite writer is Ernest Hemingway. He wrote such beautiful books! When I lived in Idaho I was about an hour away from his grave and on lazy days in the summer I would drive up to the cemetery he's buried in to read a book next to him. It's a gorgeous place to be. I'm the youngest of five, and my siblings are so cool! Even though we're all grown and off on our own, I still look up to them like if I still a little kid. I have two nieces and a nephew and a two more on the way! I love playing with them whenever I get the chance. I'm going on an LDS mission in a few months and I can't wait. It is a dream come true be serving the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

I love what this church does to people. I know that it helps me be a better person. The scriptures are a fantastic guide that will help me live my life. One of the most fantastic parts of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is that whatever you put into it, it will give back to you. If you put a drop of faith into the church then you will receive an ocean of results. This church will move you if you allow it to. It will help you be a better person.

How I live my faith

I love being an active member of my ward and community. The more that I serve other people, the more positive of an attitude I have. One of the best ways that I serve the people around me is by offering a smile and a helping hand to anyone who needs it. Whenever I go out and help a stranger, I always feel hesitant to do it out of simple shyness, but I know that it is simple service that is always needed and should be appreciated. My current calling in the church is to help other people out with their family history. I teach a class during church every Sunday to whoever wants to learn about their family tree. I have a sure faith in the importance of this calling and I'm glad to serve