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Hi I'm Richard Welch

I grew up in Utah. I am studying computer science. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I will continue my study of Computer Science at the University of Utah when I return from my mission. In high school, I played violin in both my school orchestra and the orchestra that had members from the entire school district. I worked part time at Tuesday Morning (the store, not just the day) as a sales associate. I like to read science fiction and play science fiction video games, Destiny being my favorite. I also participate in local Brony groups and have been to a few conventions.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to a family that has a long history of being a part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. That being said, there was a stretch of time in my teenage years that I just did not understand the church. It did not seem like any of it was real. In my ninth grade seminary class, the seminary teacher challenged us to read the Book of Mormon and sincerely ask if it was true. I thought, "why not?" and so I did. After that, I became more engaged in the church. Later in life, some stuff happened and I started to feel inadequate, that I was not living like a Latter Day Saint should. I started pondering whether I should leave the church. Then I found a children's television show. The messages in each episode paralleled much of what the church teaches. I loved the show and as a result, I gained a renewed interest and started to actively engage in church, rather than just show up. Ever since then, I have experienced more joy than ever before.

How I live my faith

I try to attend church every Sunday, although I do occasionally have to miss it due to work. I go home teaching once a month and I have been a teacher in the elders quorum for nearly a year. I have also served as secretary to the elders quorum president for about three months.