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Hi I'm Ricky 

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married with 6 beautiful children ranging in age from 16 years old to 7 months old. I enjoy spending time with my family. We just finished building a firepit in our yard where we spend a lot of time making S'mores and telling stories and talking. We enjoy spending time together as a family doing many different things.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to a family in the Church. My father served a mission to England, I followed his example and I served a mission in Northern Argentina. A mission is a two year period when you are called to go to an area in the world and teach people about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is a time to serve others. During that time we focus on others and not on ourselves. A scripture that we hold dear states, "Remember the worth of souls is great in the sight of God;...And how great is His joy in the soul that repenteth!" I grew up in the church but there came a time that I had to find out for myself and pray and ask for a confirmation of whether the church is God's church. Every person, whether born to a family in the Church or whether learning about it for the first time later in life, will have to make a similar journey. I know the church is true because of that journey of faith, which included much thoughtful prayer and pondering. The Lord will confirm the truth of all things if you but ask him sincerely. To me, the Mormon church is the only one that really makes sense. Amos 3:7 states "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." People who tell me that we have all we need in the Bible, clearly don't understand the true nature of God. He's unchanging, therefore, he must reveal what he is going to do, to his prophets. If it is not so, we have been abandoned by God, and I know that we have not been abandoned by him. So if God still cares about us and is still involved with this earth and with us, His children, He must have a prophet that can be His mouthpiece, who can lead us according to His will and word. Seek out that church that has that prophet and you will find the true church of God. There, you will find the true power and authority of the Priesthood, which has been restored to the earth in these last days. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is that church. It is a journey of faith and tears and joy. It is not always easy but it is always worth it. Remember, Your soul is great in the sight of God!

How I live my faith

I'm a councilor in the Young Men's Presidency. We have the charge over the youth in our area, to teach them correct principles of Faith, Love and Service. I'm also a hometeacher. A hometeacher is someone who visits other members of the church. We make sure that everything is ok with them and we help in whatever capacity we are able. The people are more than just visits we make, they are our friends.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Yes we do. The prophet today is Thomas S. Monson. We often refer to the prophet as "our prophet" but in reality he is the Lord's prophet for the entire world. I would suggest listening to some of the talks that he has given, along with some of those of the Apostles as well. They are men of God. Show more Show less