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Hi I'm Rich

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a soldier, having served on active duty in the US army for 20 years, and that's how I met my wife who lived in Wales, UK, at the time. I enjoy travel, seeing all the beautiful, wonderful places on our little planet, and I love it's animals; I'm always fascinated by their variety, beauty, and uniqueness. I like most sports but especially football, bowling and soccer, and am a life-long Yankees fan. I enjoy genealogy and discovering my ancestors, and learning about their interesting, often difficult, lives. I'm an amateur magician. I'm a husband, father, brother and son. And I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

Since discovering the gospel, I've felt our Heavenly Father's love for me in a strong, comforting way. I try to cultivate that feeling by living according to our Savior's teaching, and have learned that when I am doing those things that please Him, I can feel His love very strongly. When I'm not as valiant as I could be, or when I'm purposely disobedient, I notice that His Spirit has withdrawn and I'm left with sadness, remorse, and longing to repent. Since joining the Church, I've learned about the Plan of Salvation, or Plan of Happiness, that provides details of our life after mortality! This has given me hope, and joy, and great comfort, that I can live through the eternities with my wife and family. Our Father loves us and wants to be with us! We just have to do our part, following the commandments and Jesus' teachings, loving His other children, and living as righteously as possible. How cool is that!?! Who doesn't want eternal happiness?

How I live my faith

I used to teach a small class of adults how to trace their own family trees. Now, I teach the teenage boys in our church how to gain good morals and be the best they can be. I enjoy talking to people who are interested in knowing what I believe. I like helping others, providing service wherever, and whenever, I can.