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Hi I'm Rick Lane H.

I'm a seeker...a seeker for truth. I began my quest as a young man...

About Me

I was born in Colorado and raised in Kansas. My family was unchurched, but had faith in God. At age 6, my mother was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. This was devastating to me. For weeks, I prayed that my mother wouldn’t be taken from me. One Saturday, on the way to the grocery store, I sat in the back of our 1955 black Chevy. We past a church and I prayed again. But, this time I heard a voice that said, “Don’t worry little child, I will not take your mother.” With the voice came a warm and wonderful feeling. This experience is something that I have never forgotten. I remembered that feeling and occasionally I would feel it again, but not so strong or direct. Then in 1976, on my honeymoon in Hawaii, I rode a bus to see the Polynesian Culture Center on the campus of BYU Hawaii. As we neared the center, I saw a building that evoked the same warm and wonderful feeling of when I was six. I learned the building was a Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I knew nothing about Mormons. But, I turned to my wife and said, “I don’t know who or what these people are, but they have the truth.” A few months later after in-depth investigation, I was baptized and began my journey home, home to the source of the voice I heard as a 6 year old innocent child. By the way, my mother lived another 35 years, shocked modern science, and passed away of old age.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it contains the fullness of the gospel It contains all the truths from God available to man at this time. It contains the path to follow to find God, which we are commanded to do. I know the truth, God knows I know the truth, and God wants me to come home.

How I live my faith

I learned early in life, that I am a stranger here. This was difficult for me, because I had no answers to basic questions like, “Who am I?” “Where did I come from?” “Why am I here?” “What happens to me after this life?” I searched and searched for answers. I studied and investigated many things. When I became a Mormon, I found the depth and breadth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and found the source of living waters. Many things that I had come to believe were reaffirmed in the Fullness of the Gospel. It was more like remembering, rather than learning. I soon realized who I am, where I came from, why I am here, and where I am going. Life had meaning. Life had purpose. I knew where I wanted to be, and that was to return to my Heavenly Father. To do this, it is necessary to follow Christ. To be a disciple, i.e. living with discipline His laws and commandments. I do my best, I recognize my weakness, I feel bad for my willfulness, but I have hope in Christ and His atonement. After all that I can do, he will make up the difference.

Why do Mormons believe in “eternal life?”

Rick Lane H.
This is a promise in scripture for the faithful followers of Christ and available to all. Eternal life is the life God wants to share with us, the opportunity to live again in his presence. Mormons believe in a pre-existent life before our birth to earth, we believe a time of trial in life, and we believe in growth after this life that may lead to eternal life. Sounds like a path, right? It is, it is the straight and narrow path spoken of by Jesus in the his ministry in the meridian of time. Show more Show less