Hi I'm Bobby
I am an athlete/nerd. I know it's a little contradictory, but it's the truth. I love to play sports. Basketball, football, volleyball are my favorites, and I'm learning to love other sports too, especially as my joints deteriorate! I also love mathematics and physics. In my free time you can find me in a corner tackling an interesting problem or brushing up on up old topics. Add my love of Star wars and I become a full fledged nerd. Sometimes I try to hide it, but it always has a way of coming out in the end. More important than all that though is I am a husband to a wonderful woman and father to my family. That is what I would truly define myself as, and I hope to be the best I can be in both of those roles.
Why I am a Mormon
I consider myself a very rational, logical person with the ability to grasp abstract concepts, and, more importantly, recognize inconsistencies where they exist. I believe that truth should be sought after in everything possible. Hard questions, deep thought, and prayer should be the guide to finding that truth. I am a Mormon because I have found the truth. Everything that I find in the doctrine of the LDS church only opens my eyes further to it. Once I learned and understood the plan of salvation everything makes logical sense. That is not to say that I understand everything, but I have yet to come across anything that cannot be understood in terms of the eternal perspective offered by the plan of salvation and the doctrines of the LDS church. The best part about this truth that I have found is that it comes with a confirmation from the only infallible source there is, our Heavenly Father. All I had to do was ask in faith to know that it was true, to know that I am a loved son of God, and to know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer.
Why/How do you share the gospel with your friends?
I share the gospel with my friends because I see the joy that it has brought to my life and I want to share that with them. I can't imagine having something so special in my life and NOT sharing it with others! Just like I share anything else that is important to me, I share the gospel because it is the MOST important thing to me.
How I live my faith
I live my faith everyday by trying to follow in the footsteps of Christ. While I am far from perfect, I know that by living according to the word of God I am standing for truth. I do my best to treat others in a manner consistent with the teachings of Christ and to remember that we are all sons or daughters of God. Service is an integral part of following Christ so I appreciate all the opportunities I am given to work in His kingdom here on Earth. I get to teach young men and women in Sunday school every week. It is wonderful to learn and share that with the youth. I also get to 'home teach' several families from our congregation each month. Apart from these, I find it important to get to know others in the church and in my community. Through the relationships I have made I am able to participate in a variety of different activities that help me as an individual, and hopefully I am able to also help others through my participation.