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Hi I'm Rob

I grew up an Army Brat. I was blessed to adopt a sibling group of 8 amazing children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married my best friend 10 years ago. Thanks to the miracle of adoption 2 years ago we were blessed with 8 amazing children. My greatest joy comes from being a husband and a dad! I love playing sports, learning by doing when it comes to home improvement projects, and being outside whenever possible. I grew up an Army brat who moved around a lot, but only in the states. I traveled to Mexico and Nicaragua in college where I was able to enjoy another hobby which is speaking spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 4 years old the Mormon Missionaries taught my mom the gospel of Jesus Christ. She was a single mom with a son and a daughter and she changed her life to follow Christ. Shortly after that she married a man who was also a recent convert to the church. I was raised to appreciate their conversion to the gospel, but to also understand that I must have my own. As a youth I was taught from the scriptures by my parents and church leaders. I learned that I could find out for myself if the Book of Mormon was true and whether or not Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. My prayers were answered with feelings of comfort and peace that I recognized as the Holy Ghost confirming to me that the Book of Mormon is another Testament of Jesus Christ and Joseph Smith was visited by God the Father and Jesus Christ. Four years ago my mother passed away. I am so grateful for her legacy of faith and for the knowledge that I can be with her again after this life. This is only possible because of my Savior Jesus Christ. As a result of His resurrection after a perfect life and His perfect sacrifice I have hope. I now have eight children of my own and I try every day to teach them about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I hope to pass on the legacy of faith in Jesus Christ that was given to me, that has been, and continues to be my great strength and joy.

How I live my faith

I serve in the church right now working with the youth, specifically with the young men. The church is organized in local units called wards or branches. These might cover a city or a town, or in Utah a couple of blocks. These units belong to a larger organization called a stake. The stake is made up of many wards or branches all within a certain geographical area. I plan activities for the youth in our stake which covers three states and part of Canada. We plan dances, conferences, service projects, and other fun activities for our youth. I also travel one Sunday a month to one of the wards or branches to spend time with the youth and their leaders at the local level. Another great experience I have is going with my son who is fourteen to visit families that attend church with us in our community. My son and I are a companionship and we are assigned three families to visit. This is a way that the church makes sure that the spiritual and temporal needs of each family in the church are being met. We share a message with the families we visit and make sure they are alright. I love being able to go with my son and serve together.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Absolutely! We read from the Bible as a family and cherish the teachings of Christ that are found in that sacred book. We enjoy learning about God's dealings with His people in the Old Testament and the prophecies that are shared there. We also learn a great deal from the records of Christ's earthly ministry that are found in the New Testament. Show more Show less