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Hi I'm Richard

I'm a father of 5 children, My wife is my strength, I'm a Master Sgt in the US Air Force, I collect antiques, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married to a wonderful woman and have 5 children. I love spending individual time with each of my children. I'm a Master Sgt in the US Air Force. I've been an active duty member of the USAF for 16 years and am proud of my military service. I Collect and restore vintage/antique toy trucks and cars and even sold antiques for about 6 months. (I had to give it up because it took too much time away from other priorities) I ride a vintage motorcycle. I enjoy working with tools; building, fixing and creating.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized at age 11 with my mother and sisters. I shortly fell away from the church and spent my teenage years and early 20s partying. I even dropped out of High School. At age 19, I got a job repairing apliances and when I was 22, I reached a point in my life where I realized that if I didn't make a change, I would end up like my dad. (addicted and pennyless) The problem was, I didn't know how to change. Then one day, while on a service call, repairing an air conditioner, I had the feeling that I should Pray. At first, I tried to ignore the feeling because I didn't understand why I should pray. (after all, I wasn't verry religous at the time) But then it grew to a desire and then to a need. As strange as it seemed to me, I knew I needed to pray. So, I put down my tools, went to my service truck and leaning aganst the bed of the truck pretending to reach for some tools, I clasped my hands and began to pray. I don't remember the exact words of the prayer, but it was something along the lines of, "God, if you'll help me through this hard time in my life, I'll try to become a better man." When I said amen I felt an overwhelming feeling of relief and love. All the troubles weighing heavy on my heart seemed meaningless. I knew what I needed to do; I knew how to change. I had to give up every aspect of the life style I had been living. I needed to turn to my heavenly father for guidence. I did just that and to make a long story short, 18 years, a wife, a new career, collage and 5 kids later, I am happier and more blessed than I could ever consider myself worthy of being.

How I live my faith

Mostly, I live my faith by being a fair and faithful husband and a devoted father who tries to bring up his children to be self reliant, contributing adults. I am involved in my church and hold a leadership position in the church in which we try to see to the well being of our members through visits and service. I'm involved in the comunity and volunteer for varrious service opportunities on a regular basis. I reed scriptures and pray regularly. I pray in private, with my wife and as a family. As I continue to do these things, I grow stronger and learn more. I become a better father, a better husband, a better airman, a better servant, a better man.