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Hi I'm Rich

I was born into poverty. I was lost and doomed to fail, I made the impossible possible, I now control my destiny. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California, Arizona and Connecticut, but I like to think of myself as a Calizonian. I’ve been a baker, a construction worker, a property manager, a son, a brother, a friend and just another face. I dropped out of school when I was a freshman. I’ve given plenty of excuses but I don’t know why I did it. I left my family at sixteen to find myself and my place, fearing my future children will live a life like mine. Cold, hungry and dirty, being alone as a social outcast, failing school having just themselves and the dirt. I grew up as a single child with my father and others on and off. When I moved with my mother I was eleven. I was suddenly thrown into a ring of five kids me being the sixth having grown up alone we had our share of rough patches, or more like rough miles. But even though they were hard to deal with, I wouldn’t trade my family for anything in the world. Here I am now living on my own eighteen, and a stable job. I acquired, after a lot of hard work, my GED. I am now attending Byu-I and will hear back on where I am to serve my mission any day. I finally broke the family curse that’s been handed down each generation thanks to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and the family I have been given here. My name is Rich, I am a Calizonian, I am a member of Byu-I I am a brother, I am a son, a friend, just another face and I am a Mormon

Why I am a Mormon

When I was Growing up I had very little I was constantly thrown into cold and dirty situations I even had encounters with a boy twice my size and age. I experienced something there that does not need to be elaborated but is worth mentioning. I was an outcast and a loser I had only myself. When I turned eleven I was taken to live with my mother, and was thrown into a ring of five children where I was number six. These kids weren't related to me at all. I had no idea how to interact with people. I turned my fear into anger and lashed out on several occasions. I met a boy, He now is married and expecting his first child. He befriended me. As we got to know each other he invited me to stay over one Saturday. The catch was that I had to go the next day to church. Classic Mormon trick I thought. I had only heard evil things from my dad and from others. I said no way. They said well alright. But I eventually found myself going any way. Breakfast didn't hurt to get me in the car. I got to church and there were two speakers one spoke on the Sabbath day and the other on Jesus Christ. I could help but think that this church had no idea what they were talking about. They were crazy. So I decided, since no one else has, to prove them wrong. I read the book of Mormon and Got to second Nephi which is the second book in the book of Mormon, and he quoted Isaiah. Thinking this was going to be the rest of the book I dropped it. I instead read the pearl of Great price. Instantly I found truth and gave the book of Mormon another shot. I am proud to say I was converted through the power of the Holy Ghost, with the help of many beautiful people through the mind freeing power of the Pearl of Great Price. And the sweet words of the Book of Mormon. I suggest reading the book of Mormon first, I wish I had given it a better chance the first time around.

How I live my faith

I live faith one day at a time. I see a lot of grand stories that make faith into something that is made all at once. I say differently. I say and know that faith is made each and every minute of every day, with hundreds or thousands of choices you make. So that's how i live my faith, one choice at a time. One day at a time.