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Hi I'm Randy

I've been a Mormon since my parents joined the church when I was four years old.

About Me

I was born and grew up in West Virginia. I now live in Georgia with my wife and three sons. I also have lived in Pennsylvania and Ohio. I am a history professor. 

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon because of my parents' example. I saw them search for the right church and watched them study Mormonism and become Mormons (Latter-Day Saints). As I grew, I gained my own convictions of the church and its doctrines. I believe that I gained these convictions through the feelings given to me by the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

My family and I attend church every week. I serve as a clerk for our local congregation or ward. In our church, we all have assignments or "callings" in which we serve one another and the Lord. We have a priesthood that is open to all men, and my group helps its members to learn the gospel and to assist church members with their spiritual and material welfare. My wife is a visiting teacher and fellowships other women in our congregation. My 19-year old son is awaiting a call to serve as a missionary. My 17-year old is secretary of his quorum and is active in our Boy Scout troop, and my 10-year old attends the childrens group, called Primary and is in the Cub Scout pack sponsored by our church. Our family sings a hymn, reads scriptures, and prays together each morning and evening. We also pray together at dinner time. We say our personal prayers at morning and night and at other meals.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

We all fall short. The scriptures tell us this. We know when we fall short, and Satan wants us to dwell on this. He knows that none of us is perfect, but he want wants us to feel miserable, thinking that there is no way that we can be worthy enough to stand in the presence of God. But, God provided a way for us to stand in his presence and to overcome Satan. His Son, Jesus Christ suffered for our sins, and all that we need to do is to accept that fact and to call upon God, through Jesus Christ, and repent. The the atonement of Jesus Christ, his suffering for our sins, will pay for our sins and remove them. Show more Show less