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Hi I'm Richard

I'm slack-liner, rollerblader and photographer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up primarily in Cottonwood Heights, UT with three older sisters and my oldest brother. I'm currently a student at Brigham Young University. In high school I spent a lot of time rollerblading. For some reason it was just really relaxing for me. My senior year I started slack-lining, and I'll be honest, I don't want to know how many hours i've put into it. My junior year I started getting into photography through a film photo class at my high school. I took a digital photography class later that year and then my senior year I took AP photography. It is one of my passions and I absolutely love it! I am in love with the French language. I took some when I was in middle school and high school, but didn't really start loving it until my university classes. I hope one day to do a study abroad in France or get an internship working there.

Why I am a Mormon

As I have honestly tried to live by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I feel so much happier than I have when I haven't. It gives me hope in hard times, and confidence when I feel weak and powerless. I know that living this Gospel will bless the life of anyone who is sincerely looking for happiness. This is one reason why I am going to serve a mission. Life is hard. Sometimes you want to quit. Sometimes you feel lost. Sometimes you feel like your whole world is falling apart. But when you are living the Gospel of Christ, and you look at life through the perspective of the Gospel, everything makes sense.

How I live my faith

In my ward at BYU, there were three of us in charge of family history work in the ward. The three of us had never really done much with it so it was definitely a learning experience. We taught a few lessons encouraging other students to get involved in family history. Along with that I and another guy in my ward would go visit certain students once a month in the freshman dorms, sharing a short message and seeing how they were doing. I leave on my mission late April 2015 to Carlsbad, California.