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Hi I'm Robbie

I love sports, I'm preparing for graduate school, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I'm a junior in college right now majoring in Accounting and minoring in chemistry because I would like to attend Dental School and become an Orthodontist. School hasn't always been easy and college sure isn't, but I work hard, do my best, and stay positive and life has been wonderful so far. I grew up in a small town in California where tradition and family run deep. I am the oldest of five kids, have 30 first cousins, and we all live within about 5 square miles of each other back at home. It's great! My family has been one of the biggest blessings of my life. I have played all kinds of sports but focused on football, basketball and track in high school. After high school I was able to play some college football and had lot of fun with that, but after my two year mission for the church, my body hasn't quite been the same so I was unable to continue. But I'm more than just another guy who plays sports. I fill my life with other things like inter-mural sports here at college, volunteering in the campus student leadership organization, enjoying time with friends and roommates, working-out, being a part of clubs on campus and working on campus. I also love to go to the local comedy shows here in town, read a good book when I get the chance, go to plays and concerts, listen to any type of music especially country, watch movies, visit local attractions, go hiking, and so many other things.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know it is true. I know it is true because God answered my prayers in a way only He could. I wanted to know if Christ lived and if the Book of Mormon were true. I will never forget the night that I came to know that Jesus is the Christ. I had been attending a youth camp and had been challenged to come to know Christ. That night, I came to know for myself that Jesus Christ lives. He is the Son of God. He does listen to us and it is through His grace that we are all saved. I know that He loves us with a love indescribable. It is a love that fills your mind and heart and body with such happiness that you never forget it. A few years later I learned the Book of Mormon was true. I grew up a member of this church, but I never gained this testimony of the Book until I choose to find out for myself. One day in one of my classes at church the teacher was talking about the Book of Mormon and as I listened I realized that if I wanted to know for myself, I would have to read the Book of Mormon and ask God in faith if the book was true. For the next three months I read the Book of Mormon everyday and asked God every night if the Book was true. The answer came and I know it is not some book. It is God's word to the people in the Ancient Americas. I know that the people in the book are real and that Christ truly did visit the Americas. He blessed them, taught them and healed them like He had done in His mortal ministry. I know the book is true and that it is the word of God just like the Bible, just to a different people. I know that the Book of Mormon is truly another testament of Jesus Christ just as its' title proclaims it to be. Since then, I have had other experiences and moments in my life where I have come to know of the truthfulness of the other individual pieces one at a time, but it all began with my testimony of Christ and the Book of Mormon. What I know lifts me and makes me happy everyday. I'm a Mormon because I know its true.

How I live my faith

 I live by faith through everything that I do. Its just a part of me because I am willing to make it that way. I currently teach the lessons in Sunday School. Every other week I prepare a lesson from the New Testament and share it with the students in the class. Every week I attend religious classes at my college where I interact with those who are members and others who are not members of my faith. I volunteer in a service group that teaches athletes about the importance of living high moral and personal standards. I try to always have a smile and brighten someones day. This is how I live my faith.