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Hi I'm Robert

I'm from South Dakota. I am a veterinarian and live in Japan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the prairie-land and feel most at peace out in nature. I met my wife while we were still in high school and we now have four daughters, two dogs, two cats, and a rat.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the peaceful feeling that comes from truly living the teachings of Christ. A power of peace and confidence comes into my life as I read the scriptures and apply the principles that I learn from them. I love hearing the special testimonies of the prophets and apostles. I have seen first hand great changes in peoples lives when they begin to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I thoroughly enjoy helping others find peace in their lives. I have experienced many heartaches and pains in my life and can empathize with others that are currently struggling. Even though I'm living in Japan right now, the church branch that I serve in is an English-speaking congregation and has many Spanish-speakers that attend. I translate the services from English to Spanish most Sundays and teach the Spanish-speaking Sunday School class.

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Most members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are very open to people that have questions about their faith. The best way to learn more about the church is to "come and see" as Jesus said, when people wanted to see where He stayed. In my experience, most people feel something different when they attend a worship service, visit a church-member's home, or see a Mormon temple. That difference is the presence and the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Sometimes Mormons get a little shy about inviting people to come to church with them, so it is okay to ask. All people are welcome to attend church services. If you don't know anyone that is a member of the church, ask around the office or social gatherings and usually someone will know that "so and so" is Mormon or LDS. You might already know them. If you still can't find a member of the LDS church to talk to, you can always find the nearest chapel and attend a meeting (http://www.mormon.org/mormonorg/eng/worship-with-us). You will find that it is a very friendly atmosphere and welcoming. The sacrament meeting is the main meeting that everyone attends together. Show more Show less