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Hi I'm Richie

I live and breathe theatre. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a university graduate looking for a job. I majored in Theatre Education and hope to teach high school theatre this coming Fall. I grew up in Texas and will always consider home. I love theatre. I love how it can teach, edify, expose, entertain, motivate, and change us. I enjoy acting, directing and stage managing. A year ago I travelled to London and Ireland. It changed my life. I loved being so immersed in a culture and history that was not my own. Over the course of 6 weeks, I saw 35 shows. I look forward to my backpacking trip to Europe that I am planning with my buddy next summer.

Why I am a Mormon

I know being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is what makes me happy. When I am active and involved and living according to the teachings of Christ, there is peace in my life and I can feel of Christ's love. The Spirit has testified to me again and again not only that this church is where I'm supposed to be, but that it is true.

How I live my faith

Right now I am the Sunday school teacher for the 12 and 13 year olds in my ward. Every other Sunday I teach them a lesson about something that will ultimately bring us closer to Christ (how to deal with trials, the plan of salvation, repentance, etc.). I have also recently been called as the Duty to God supervisor. Duty to God is a program in the church that encourages the young men (ages 12-18) to live gospel principles that will strengthen their testimony of the resorted gospel and strengthen their faith in Christ. I will be working with the young men to help them set personal goals and then follow up on those goals. Goals that they may set may include: serving someone once a day, reading the scriptures daily, praying every day, going to the temple once a month, writing in a journal, etc.

Are Mormons Christians?

Yes. We believe Jesus Christ is our Savior and we follow His teachings. We believe He is essential for salvation. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No, but we respect him, just as we would any prophet. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Joseph Smith lived in the early 1800s. As a young man, he tried to find Christ's church. This led him to pray and ask which church he should join. As an answer to this prayer, God and Jesus Christ appeared to him and told him that he should not join any of the churches. He is a latter-day prophet. He was instrumental in establishing Christ's church on the earth again in these last days. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon is the best! Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been such a blessing to me in my life. It has helped me find some of my closest friends. Most of my favorite life experiences have been associated with the church. I had so much fun growing up in the youth program going to dances, camp-outs, sports activities, etiquette dinners, group dates. I have learned practical life skills like how to budget money or change a tire on my car as well as important Christ-like characteristics like charity, patience and dedication. Most of all, being a member of Christ's church has helped me feel confident that I am doing what the Lord wants me to do. I feel the Savior's love for me as I repent, use the Atonement in my life, and renew my covenants with God weekly as I partake of the sacrament. I feel peace knowing that I am a member of the church that Christ is the head of. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is a compilation of many prophets from the ancient Americas. Some of the writings are directly from the prophets themselves (like Nephi or Moroni), and some of the writings are an abridgment of many records compiled by Mormon (a prophet himself). Show more Show less