Hi I'm Rob
I am a Dad of 5 beautiful children (with baby #6 on the way), 4 girls and a boy so far. I have been happily married now for over 15 years to a beautiful woman I met while at college. I enjoy exercising, playing and watching sports, and spending time with my family. I am in Sales for a privately held company based in Chicago.
Why I am a Mormon
I have grown up in the Church all my life, but the reason why I am Mormon is that I gained a testimony that what I had been taught all my childhood was true. The Church is led by a prophet of God, Joseph Smith was chosen by God to restore his gospel upon the earth after it was taken away during the Apostasy. The Book of Mormon testifies of Jesus Christ and helps to clarify some of the doctrine that is taught in the Bible. I have a testimony of both the Book of Mormon and the Bible and the doctrines do not conflict but rather support one another.
Can you talk about the missions of the Church and your participation in them?
I served a 2 year full time mission for the Church in the Fresno California area and did so focusing my efforts specifically on the Spanish speaking people. The mission is such a challenging yet rewarding experience. You dedicate 100% of your time for 2 years to the teaching of the gospel mostly to people not members of the Mormon church. It solidified my testimony, allowed me to spend much more time immersed in reading the scriptures (Both the Bible and the Book of Mormon), and taught me the joy that comes from serving other people. I wouldn't trade the experience for anything. I think I got more out of it than anyone I may have helped.
How I live my faith
I live my faith each day as I say my prayers, read my scriptures, and teach my children the gospel. Being a member of the Church is a 24/7 commitment. It is more than a religion, it is a lifestyle. At Church, I serve in the bishopric....and have served previously in a number of callings including Bishop. The bishop is the head of the congregation. As a counselor to him, my job is to help assign speakers for Church meetings, call individuals to be teachers in the adult, youth, and children classes, etc.....