Hi I'm Robert Axson
Father to a wonderful little baby boy; Husband to a loving wife-and I'm Mormon.
I am politically involved. Have loved politics since I was 5 and believe political freedom and participation can bring joy and peace to society. I love to read. I often have 3-4 books I am reading at any given time. I love to travel. I hope to visit 50 or more different countries in my life. I am at 7 now so I have a long way to go. Seeing different cultures eating different foods hearing different languages and meeting different people can do wonders to helping people understand and care for each other. I served a Mormon mission in Pusan South Korea between 2002-2004. I have graduated from The University of Utah and plan to go to Law School in the next year. My wife and I celebrated our 4 year anniversary and our baby boy's first birthday in June. I have been a life-long fan of the Utah Jazz.
Why I am a Mormon
Though I was born to parents who where members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my father and his family were Lutheran until he was a teenager, that is not why I am Mormon. My parents, in very different ways, taught me what being a member of the church meant to them. i also had the example of other family members and friends. However, the peace of forgiveness through the atonement of Jesus Christ and the realization that He and His Father knew me personally are what make me a Mormon. I have called myself a Mormon all of my life but the understanding of what that means was not always a part of my life. Now that it is, I have been blessed with an added measure of happiness and joy. I know what it means to be a Mormon and that knowledge helps me try to be a better person every day. Because of Jesus Christ and membership in this church, I know that I can be a better husband and father. I know that I can be more loving and generous to those around me. I know that I can follow the example set by our Savior and be a better man.
How I live my faith
I participate in a group of 20-30 different men at my church. Most of us are between 20 and 40 years old and we come from all different walks of life. They are a great group of guys. When some move it is sad to see them go; but we always have new men move into our area that we get to meet. I have the opportunity to visit the homes of 3 different families every month with one of the men in my church group. It has given me the chance to get to know this man and become friends with him while getting to know these families. One of the homes we visit is that of a single adult woman. Though she struggles with MS, her smile and sincerity as a mother of a college-aged boy and friend to my family has been an absolute blessing to my life. Seeing her face her challenges with faith in Jesus Christ and with kindness has been a blessing to my family. Ultimately, the best way to live ones faith is in our every action. I hope to be an example of true christian love and service. I have a long way to go; and will always have room to be better each new day. But, I know if I do my best each day to be better than I was the day before and to more closely follow the example of Jesus Christ then I can live the faith. I have never gone wrong in my life when I have followed His example. And I have never been turned away after stumbling when I have returned to His path and followed Him.