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Hi I'm Riley

I sing, play the piano and the organ. I love old cars, 40's music, typewriters and fountain pens. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I really like just about anything old. I love cars from the 40's all the way up to the 70's. My favorite music to listen to is the Big Band music of the 40's. I love to perform musically. I have played the piano for 14 years, and I've been in choirs for longer than that. I have been playing the organ for just the last 7 or so years, and I absolutely love it.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I have been a lifelong member, my true conversion is really a recent one. I suppose that I wasn't necessarily a bad kid, but I just wasn't trying to read and pray and follow the gospel. I was very casual. But through recent events that have led me to choose to serve a mission, I have been able to grow my testimony. My grandmother passed away recently, and I have always had a testimony of eternal families and of life beyond the grave. That testimony was strengthened though, through special spiritual experiences of my grandma, feeling her presence, and feeling of her love and her desire for me to serve. I have come to more fully understand the scriptures than I ever have before. I am still learning, but as I continue in my studies prior to my missionary service, I have felt comfort and peace, and I have gained more knowledge. I am thankful for prayer. I have always been somewhat of a slacker before now. The strength that I have received from the Lord through prayer has been a testament to me. I am grateful for the Gospel in my life. I know I would be far gone without it to give me true standards and principles in my life, and more than that, it gives my life purpose beyond myself, or anything that the world could ever possibly offer. I testify of these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I am a soon to be missionary. For me, this is a massive curveball in my life. I never thought that I would ever be at this point. In fact, for most of my life I was almost certain that I wasn't going to go. But through a series of very spiritual experiences for me, I have been led by the Lord and will soo be serving the people of Tahiti. I have had a lot of learning to do. I've been a lifelong member, but I've only just recently buckled down and gotten serious about the gospel. I've always known that the church is true. But now, as I truly study my scriptures, and pray intently, I know more fully now than I have in the past. The changes I've made to be more dedicated to living the gospel of Christ have filled my life with love, and with the ability to see the Lord in my life. It has helped me to feel peace in times of trouble. He has strengthened me as I earnestly strive to do what He wants me to do, and I know that I am blessed. Am I perfect? No. But Christ only asks that we give it our all. He knows that I will stumble. And I know that He will be there for me as I repent and return to Him.