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Hi I'm Sam Rogers

I was born and raised in Kansas City, MO, USA. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I met my future wife at the University of Missouri, where I baptized her. We were sealed in the Dallas Texas temple. We have four children and live in southwest Indiana. I enjoy playing the piano, playing basketball, and I am a news and sports junkie.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a church member, but that is no guarantee that someone stays a church member. Everyone will come to a point in his or her life - often many times - when faith is challenged, questions arise, prayers are uttered, and answers are received. I have had these types of experiences, and I count my testimony of our Heavenly Father, his son Jesus Christ and the restoration of his gospel as the foundation of who I am. I am Mormon because it is true and natural.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as 1st Counselor in the stake presidency in the Evansville Indiana Stake, which has 12 congregations and 3,500 members. It is a blessing to travel to many units and meet the members, and it gives me the opportunity to interact with the youth as well. In the community, I serve as a board of director member for three organizations and on two community health initiative teams.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Sam Rogers
The church does not endorse any candidate or political party. The church encourages members to be politically active in causes they feel are just and adhere to their beliefs and to vote their conscience. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Sam Rogers
I encounter many people who are not Mormon yet live the "Mormon" lifestyle. For me, the obvious lifestyle elements are no smoking, no drinking alcoholic beverages and coffee/tea, saying daily personal prayers, studying scriptures, trying to do good for others, being good neighbors, being good examples of followers of Christ. Sometimes that can be challenging, but it feels natural, and many non-Mormons do these same things on a daily basis. Show more Show less