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Hi I'm Ronald

I grew up in Texas and I'm a Mormon. I'm a father of three. I'm an outdoor enthusiast and a fisherman.

About Me

I'm a Grandfather, a Father, a repairman by trade and a fisherman by heart. I love to spend time with my family and special friends that I've acquired over the years. I also love to spend time in the great outdoors. Having very little religious training in my upbringing I had some very serious questions about life. As I grew and aged, losing some of the people I loved along the way like my Grandfather made me question our existence. The lack of knowledge I possessed on the subject made it very dificult to come to any conclusions on the mater. I asked was there a God, if so what would that mean, and who was he to us? Was there an afterlife, I didn't know for myself so I made it a point to start searching for some answers. But guess what, I wasn't sure where to start. So exercising what limited knowledge I had I began to ask Heavenly Father for some answers. My Mother, being my best example was the one I would ask the most during my search. But even Mom would fall short in her knowledge of my questions. So she would let me go with my friends to their various religious events, and I began to see several sides of religion. While enjoying the experience it only made me more inquisitive because of the differences in the various religions that I witnessed. After sometime we had two missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints knock on our door. When I answered the door and saw the two standing there I knew that Heavenly Father had been listening all along.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been given a gift and testimony that our Father lives, and that Jesus is the Christ. That he was truly born of a virgin, lived his life walking in perfection, fulfilled the mission divinely appointed by God our Father, and then freely gave his life after suffering for the sins of all mankind to pay the price of our debt. Allowing all who are obedient to his commandments to return home to our Father. Our Savior lives and not only in the minds of those that believe, but literally. He overcame death and was the first fruit of the resurrection. The Savior lives and directs his affairs to this day. There is no one else that stands as our advocate with the Father other than he. I choose to be a humble follower of the Savior, the greatest man to ever walk the face of our precious earth. I love our Father and the Savior with all that I am, because I know they love me more and with a greater love.

How I live my faith

While I was high in school I learned HVAC and it has been the basis for my service career. I've had many calling in the church, some I've performed very well, others I've flopped. But the key is to never give up on yourself or on our Heavenly Father, I can make you a promise, he never gives up on us. I try to the best of my ability to live the gospel of Jesus Christ everyday, and after 57 years I still fall short. But everyday I still try. I live my life having learned that the Savior loves me and cares about me individually from all others, and that the same love he gives to me is extended to all of us, no matter where we are. The best I can say about how I live my faith is by saying that I have lived my life in service to my fellow men. I have learned through the years that being in service to your fellow man is truly being in service to your God.