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Hi I'm Bob

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of five, three boys and two girls. My wife, Kae and I have been married for 30-plus years and are now empty nesters with all five happily married. That is not to say that we did not have our challenges during the teen-age years with a couple of them, but all-in-all, we had a great time together, camping, biking and hiking. I founded my own business in 2000. After many challenges and through God's good grace, we have been able to survive the economic downturn and are encouraged for the future. Our top priority has always been our family. We still do a lot of family activities which include family vacations each year. We in the doctrine that our Church teaches that families can be together forever and are thankful for the perspective that gives us as parents. Now we have grandkids and it is fun to see our children putting into practice the things we have tried to teach them. But my life has not always been so. I am a convert to the Church, but went into a period of inactivity during my teen-aged years. In spite of some remarkable spiritual experience when I first joined the church, I began experimenting with drugs and alcohol, a curse that eventually took the lives of two of my brothers and one of my sisters. I was headed for the same outcome until God reached out to me through a concerned mother and Church leader. I changed, served a two-year mission for the Church and have been a participating member since.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Catholic in Salt Lake City. My family was quite active in the Catholic faith. I have a couple of aunts that are nuns and my mother and her family attended Catholic schools through High School. My biological father left when I was young and the circumstances of my formative years were such that I became very insecure about life. We moved in with my grandparents and I worried about what happens after this life is over among other things. When I was 12 or so, I moved to a new area and was befriended by some Latter-day Saint boys. I began attending the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Although I was quite young at the time, I felt something different from what I had ever experienced before. Those feelings brought security and purpose into my life. I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because of the answers it gave me. I have learned that we lived before we came here onto earth, and that we will continue to live and progress after this life is over. The Church taught me the purpose of life and that families can be together forever. I learned that God and Christ still communicate to man through a living prophet just like he did to Moses or Abraham, and if there was ever a time when our world needs that, it is now. I have listened to the teachings of our prophet today and I am certain that he receives revelation for mankind. Finally, I have read the Book of Mormon and know with a certainty that it is true. This book is a book of scripture; a companion to the Bible that clarifies the doctrines of the Bible. It has changed my life!

How I live my faith

Kae and I volunteer in many capacities in the Church and in our community. Currently, we are both teaching youth. I teach a group of 14-15 year old young men. I enjoy telling them my story and warning them about the dangers that are out there is they are not careful. I know these by sad experience. I estimate that we spend 10-15 hours per week serving others in our church, and it something that brings us a great deal of satisfaction. We like to think that we are making an important difference in the lives of our people! We are also involved with a local charity called "Festival of Trees". This raises money for needy children at our local children's hospital who cannot afford to pay for their medical care. Last year, we raised $1.5 million.