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Hi I'm Robert

About Me

I'm a musician, organist/keyboardist. I play mainly at Church and am a member of the American Theater Organ Society. Been around the block a time or two. I have my own Hammond H382 organ with 2 Leslie speakers, an old Gulbransen Rialto Theater Organ, a Roland E70 Keyboard with several MIDI modules. I play the occasional gig at weddings, funerals, restaurants, community events, etc. The kids are grown and gone, and the wife and I are busy refurbishing our home for our 'golden years'. We do a lot of travel and enjoy seeing historical and scenic sites. I have an FCC General Radiotelephone License with Radar endorsement and have done some radio/TV station engineering. I've also done some avionics servicing on VFR aircraft and radio location systems on helicopters for hospital 'life flight' programs. I've provided Tech Support for and built Vital Industries production video switchers, GeoWorks with their PC product, IBM with their OS/2, Novell and their DOS7 product line, Digital Research and their DR-DOS product from 3.41 to 6.0, Boca Research and their digital communications equipment and sundry other manufacturers. Logistical support was provided to Novell in their CORSAIR project with the 'Gang of Nine' as they acquired Digital Research, AT&T Unix and other products that would compliment the CORSAIR project. I've also built custom POS (Point Of Sale) systems coded entirely in BASIC that continues to be used today.

Why I am a Mormon

Having grown up in another religious tradition, I found comfort in several other popular Churches. However, upon joining one, found that some of the good points of the previous Church were ignored, not believed or understood by the next. I was fortunate to find that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is big enough to embrace all truth. There is room for intellectual and spiritual growth, speculation, reflection and revelation. I feel I was lead of the Holy Ghost to this Church. I feel closer to God our Heavenly Father and to Jesus Christ than I have ever been before in my life. It is a rich and fulfilling experience. This is Church the way Church ought to be!

How I live my faith

My work in the Church involves music much of the time. I was the organist for 8 years, and still substitute occasionally when the regular organist is out of town. I also work with the mens group in the Church, organizing the visiting of families, service projects for the community and members, working with welfare issues and participating in various other capacities as needed. I also occasionally provide the music for social events and dinners - especially holidays. I like to follow the admonition in the Bible, the book of James in that 'Faith without works is dead".

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Personally, I think many people are seeking the same thing. Many of us have different ways to express our faith, or the quest for it. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints seems to be a logical destination for many of us that are seeking for truth, regardless of any previous religious experience or training. Show more Show less

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

It is customary in most religious and civil wedding ceremonies to invoke marriage 'until death do you part'. Those marriages are null and void once either party dies. Although many like to think that they will be together after death, the vows dictate that the marriage is valid only for this life. The death of either party dissolves the relationship. Mormons on the other hand, marry for 'time and all eternity'. The marriage is then valid from that point and forward and even into the eternities. Death does not dissolve the union. Latter-Day Saints rightfully expect to continue to be families beyond the veil of this world. Show more Show less