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Hi I'm Ricardo Jesus (Rick)

I grew up in California. Joined the military where I joined the church. I now live in Virginia. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married with 4 children. I work in the Information Technology field as a Systems Engineer. The only hobby I have time for is martial arts. I teach at the boys and girls club.

Why I am a Mormon

I was an Atheist before joining the church. My brother was taking the lessons from the missionaries and one day they were at the house teaching the Plan of Salvation answering questions about where we came from, why we're here and where we're going after this life is over. This really intrigued me and answered a lot of questions that I had about the purpose of life. I continued the missionary lessons after going into the military and was eventually baptized. It opened a new world for me and has given me purpose in my life. I know my Savior lives and that he loves each of us and that Heavenly Father has a plan for each of us.

How I live my faith

I work at the temple each week. I'm also a home teacher. One of the people I home teach is deaf. In the process of home teaching him, I learned ASL and now interpret for him at church. I also serve the deaf patrons who come to the temple.