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Hi I'm Robert

I'm a Mormon. I was raised in Utah but have traveled the world. I have had my troubles but have remained faithful

About Me

I'm a disabled veteran who served in the Army for 12 years. I'm a widower, and the father of 4 kids, one of which lives with his mother on the other side of the country. I'm going back to college this fall to finish my degree in History and English. In the meantime I spend my time looking after my kids, reading, doing geneology, and playing games in the computer.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church, but I have studied it out for myself and believe it to be true, this conversion prosess took some time. I have struggled with some concepts and walked away from the church a few times. But in the end it was clear that my problem was with different people in the church not the gospel itself, and that is the key factor. No matter what I did or didn't do in reaction to those people I never forsook my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that the gospel is true, and that the LDS people have the most complete version of its tenets. I believe in the power of personal prayer. That it has the ability to not only let you talk to your loving Heavenly Father but that if yhou listen with a firm faith and a quiet heart he will in time answer your prayers and that you can gain your own testimony as to the truth of the gospel or for what ever other knowledge you need help with. But you can't just blindly ask as in all things you must study these things out in your heart and read the available scriptures and then ask if these things be true. I believe that the unschooled farm boy Joseph Smith did indeed see the Father and the Son and that he did not only translate the Book Of Mormon as another testament of Jesus Christ, but He was instrumental in the restoration of Christ's church on the earth. I know that through Joseph the holy priesthood has been restored to the earth, the same priesthood that the prophets of old like Moses and Abraham, Peter James and John had. And I have witness the power and perfection of that priesthood as it has affected my life and improved my faith. I ask that anyone who reads this that is searching for Christ, seak out the missionaries, talk to them, read the Book of Mormon, and then pray with an sincere heart and you to shall feel the burning truth brought to you by the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

I serve in my ward in three ways - 1. Most important I volunteer in anyway that will help my children bolster their faith and activity. 2. I am class president of the adult Sunday school class, welcoming people to the class and calling on people to say the opening and closing prayers. 3. I am the single adult representative for the 30 to 45 age range keeping in contact with the other singles in the ward and encouraging them to attend the available activies.

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

Robert
Yes Mormons do belive that the Bible is the word of God in fact they list it first when mentioning the names of their scriptures our standard works. We have spend two years out of every four studying the bible in our meetings on Sunday Show more Show less

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Robert
Just look around you. The prophets have been telling us for years that there were dark times for us ahead both as indvidual families and a a nation. Resources in the public are going to be streched to the limit and we need to be able to take care of our selves. As far as emergency prepardness is concerned things called natrual desasters are happening all across the world with ever increasing frequency. and Mormons belive in helping one and all weather they are members of the faith or not so we need to be prepared to do so. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Robert
A Ward or Branch is analogous to a Parish in most Christian reglions. A Stake is the same as a Dioses Show more Show less