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Hi I'm Leon Jeremiah Rice

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 39 years old and have a beautiful wife Dot. We were sealed together for eternity in the Washington D.C. temple several years ago at the start of our life together. We now have 3 beautiful Children 15, 12 and 8. Currently I am self employed in a small business that aids other small businesses to obtain services at reasonable costs. These are services that they need and by keeping the price reasonable I believe the small businesses can become profitable by retaining their money to invest in the actual marketing and daily operations. I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints since I was 8 years old and became an Elder in the church at 18 serving as a missionary in two missions at 20 years old. First was Guatemala Quetzaltenango Xela mission and then the Alabama Birmingham USA Mission after recovering from a small accident I had in Guatemala. I have been an Emergency Medical Technician for 17 years, 5 of which I served as either a Chief or Supervisor. I also have a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. I speak, read and write fluent Spanish thanks to the training in the Missionary Training Center, and the time I spent in the field as a Missionary serving the Lord and his people.

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon because I have chosen to stay the course. I must admit that it is not easy in today's times to continue to do so however, I can see at times that we drift if we are not personally attached or tethered to something solid and the something that tethers me is the Gospel of Jesus Christ as manifest in the Mormon Church. I know that the words and teachings of the Book of Mormon walk hand in hand with the Bible, and that by abiding by its precepts we can know who and where to turn to for peace, and our salvation, Jesus Christ himself. He lives now and forever, just as our families can. That is another reason why I am a member of this great church of God today. I know of no other church that teaches and administers ordinances with the authority necessary to assure such. I am not working for a short time to build the love and relationships with my family for that to disappear after this life. Joseph Smith Jr. Is a prophet of God and was chosen to restore the original gospel of Jesus Christ and ALL of its principles and ordinances in this time to prepare us to meet and live with our Heavenly Father. President Thomas S. Monson is the successor of that Great Prophet of our time along with the other men that have been in line between them. This is the time to find out and to prepare to meet God and it grows short. This Church is the True Church of Jesus Christ upon the earth. I know this by the power of the Holy Ghost which has testified these things unto me within my heart.

How I live my faith

 I serve all people that I can. I provide chances for service for my children to learn. We have learned that providing charitable acts of service for others decreases our need to become depressed and tangled up in the woes of our conditions and circumstances of the world. We have served in many capacities within the church from teaching the youth and helping in the Boy Scout program to providing music for Church meetings and worship services to teaching the Men how to be better husbands, fathers and leaders in the church by performing service to others and visiting the sick, afflicted, fatherless and widowed.