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Hi I'm Rob

I am a husband and father. I have two beautiful daughters. I am an engineer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert to the LDS religion; I joined when I was 19. I think I am pretty lucky because I married my best friend. I love to hang out with my wife. We have two beautiful daughters. I like all sports but favor football above all the others. I played quarterback in high school and tried to play in college but found there is a lot of competition and guys that are much younger than I am. Unfortunately, I don't think playing quarterback is based on good looks otherwise they would have started me back in college. I love children; I seem to be some kind of magnet to them. It seems every time I am around little kids they like to climb all over me and clamour for my attention; I don't mind, I think it is fun! I like to study the doctrines of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I find many answers to my life questions. I know for me, much anxiety has been washed away as I prayerfully seek answers to my problems.

Why I am a Mormon

I remember when I joined the Church I hungered for answers regarding this life. I remember before I joined the Church vocalizing these concerns to a Creator that I really didn't know or understand. The idea of not knowing our Creator, which is the source of my existence, bothered me. I needed to know where I came from, why I was here and ultimately where I will go. This started a journey which forever changed my life. During this time I started attending many different churches. There were a series of logical conclusions I had to come to; I knew for our Creator to be perfect He had to reveal himself to his creation and to provide a purpose for their existence. Knowing our Creator works by faith he, with almost every example in the scriptures, communicates through his servants here on earth. I knew that virtue, honesty, soberness, kindness, charity, and truth were all attributes of a loving God in heaven; as I searched all kinds of churches this was my standard. I found, out of all the churches I attended, all taught a portion of these attributes but none taught it to the extent The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints did. Because of this I met with missionaries of the Church and began to learn more. The missionaries taught me many important principles; none of which was more important than teaching me how the Spirit felt. Knowing and recognizing the Spirit helped me understand God's personal love he had for me. I have come to realize the Spirit witnesses to our spirits the authenticity of the Gospel and to all truths. Romans 8:16 reads, "The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God." It is by that Spirit I know what my purpose is and the plan our Heavenly Father has for us. I know that he loves us very much and wants us to be happy; I know that he has created a plan for us to return to him by being like He is. He has provided both an example and a way to return to Him by the merits of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I love to be a part of my Church; it is certainly a place where people are friendly and welcoming. Not having a paid ministry we as LDS Church members have a role to play in the operation of our congregation. In my Church I am an Emergency Preparedness Specialist; I help people make and prepare food storage and rotation programs. By storing food and rotating through it we can prepare for certain events in our life that may prevent us from getting food normally through our local grocery stores. In doing this, in the event of losing a job or natural disaster we can have a food supply to sustain us; We do this to be more prepared and self-reliant.