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Hi I'm James Robert

About Me

I am married with three wonderful children, ages 10, 9, and 4. My wife and I were married first in a church building, and we were sealed as a family four years later in the Salt Lake Temple. Growing up in a single-parent household has made me want to keep my family together forever. I work in the financial services industry. I enjoy reading, and spending time with my family. A new hobby is researching my family history online.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member, but "fell away" as a teenager. I guess I lost interest in things spiritual for a while. After I met my wife, I knew I wanted to spend time with her for the rest of my life. As time went on, I began to realize that there is more to it than that. I remembered the promise of eternal life through Jesus. I wanted nothing more than to be with my wife and family through eternity. I read the scriptures and gained a testimony of the love of Jesus Christ. I now know that by becoming a disciple of Christ my family can be joined together forever, not just 'till death do us part.

How I live my faith

I participate in my ward by creating and teaching lessons based on the recent General Conferences. I love these lessons, as they help me learn and share what the current church leaders are teaching. I also help out every now and then in the youth ministry (primary). Outside of direct ward callings, I also enjoy working on family history research and humanitarian aid assignments. The church in my area has many volunteer opportunities to help with humanitarian efforts. I particularly enjoy working in the factories where the church makes pasta and also the cannery where food products are canned for distribution to those in need of a helping hand.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

James Robert
Mormons believe in the Bible. In fact, every Sunday, we read from the Holy Bible in our church services. I use the Holy Bible in the classes I teach. Most members bring their copies of the scriptures with them to church services. I have seen many different versions of the Bible, and we use the King James version as the official version. That means we use the King James version when we teach classes, and it is the one quoted in church documents. Personally, I use other versions to help me understand difficult passages or concepts, but I always find myself coming back to the KJV for complete clarity. The Holy Bible is the word of God, as is the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less