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Hi I'm Roland

I grew up in western Colorado, I love being a volunteer firefighter. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I love the outdoors. I live in a small town in western Colorado. My wife and I have been married for almost 18 years, & have three boys and a girl. We enjoy camping, prospecting, and scouting. I work for a pipe supply company, and I am a volunteer Firefighter / EMT.

Why I am a Mormon

Shortly after graduating from high school I had a reoccurring night about death, and a flash of light, and it's all over. I wanted to know more about the purpose of life. My best friend and I would have many long talks about gospel topics. And one day he invited me to church with him. It felt like I had come home. This is where I belonged. I met the missionaries, and started taking the discussions. When given a copy of The Book of Mormon, I was asked to read 3 Nephi chapter 11, and the introduction. But I could not stop reading it. I knew it was true. I gladly accepted the commitment for baptism. My friend baptized me just before leaving for his mission. A couple of months later I received a letter from him. I felt the Spirit very strong that I needed to go on a mission. So I prepared, talked with my bishop, and a year later I was leaving for my mission. There I continued to learn and grow in the gospel. I learned to listen and obey that small still voice, and saw miracles come from it. Shortly after returning home I took my girlfriend to the Temple, where we were married for time and all eternity. I continue to see small miracles in my life, and I'm grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints. I know the Book of Mormon is true, Jesus is the Christ, the Savior of the world. I know Joseph Smith is a prophet, and that Thomas Monson is a prophet today.

How I live my faith

I enjoy working with the young men in my ward. Being around them reminds me of my youth, and when I joined the church.