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Hi I'm Robert

Just finished a 1 year family trip in a motorhome. 19,000 miles through 40 states. Next life experience: Rancher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of five little girls. That is sort of ironic, since I have been involved with football all my life and have spent the last nine years with the Boy Scouts. I have been self-employed for over twenty years.

Why I am a Mormon

My father was not a Mormon but my mother was. I was brought up in the church even though I explored many other faiths throughout my young life. When I was twenty-one, my best friend died in a freak wind storm that blew a tree over on his car. This sent me into a very confused and dark time of my life. I dropped out of college and was pretty much just existing at the time. It was during this time that I, too, was involved in an accident in which I was the passenger in a truck that rolled several times. I should have died, but I felt that I was given a second chance-a new lease on life. That night I began to read the Book of Mormon for the first time. I had always had it around but had never really opened it. I began to pray. I prayed like I never prayed before. I was in the darkest abyss. I prayed for three hours. I wondered why my friend had died and I was spared? I wondered who I really was? I wondered what I should be doing with my life? I wasn't happy. I was miserable. I decided to commit to return to the faith of my childhood and do everything that was required of me to live it. At that moment, a peace came over me that calmed my troubled soul. In a moment, all the torment and anguish was removed. It was my answer. I was headed where I needed to be. It gave me purpose and meaning to my life. I started going back to church and had to learn everything again as if it were the first time. It filled me. I couldn't get enough. My joy now was as exceeding as my pain had been. I have never looked back. I did an about face in my life and it has made all the difference.

How I live my faith

I try to live honorably every day of my life. I am a literal son of my Heavenly Father. I feel the need to share the source of the joy that I feel with others for the rest of my life. My faith is centered in family. I live my life for my family. I want my daughters to see and experience as much good as possible in this life. Life passes too quickly to not get out and explore and do.

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

Robert
Everything denotes that there is a God. It is impossible to disprove that there is a God. When I look up at the mountains, when I am out in nature, when I find a place to be still and quiet, I feel the love and closeness of my Heavenly Father. I know the love that I feel for my wife and my children. It is inherent. I would give my life for them. This helps me understand the kind of love my Heavenly Father has for me. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Robert
The logo of the church reflects the importance of Jesus Christ in our faith. It is His church. It is the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints. Of all the many rumors that are out there, the one I take pride in the most is that we are honest, hard-working, and caring people. Being a Christian is manifested in a lifestyle. By their fruits ye shall know them. You only need to watch a Mormon for a little while to know that we are Christian. We talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ. We try to live like Christ. That is a definition of a Christian. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Robert
We believe that Jesus Christ is at the head of our church and speaks through his modern day prophet. His power and authority has been shared again with mankind. He is our mediator. He is our Judge. He has set forth a perfect example for us to follow. He died and was the first to be resurrected on the third day after His crucifixion. He now lives again and is immortal. He has a body similar to ours. He suffered for our sins. If we repent and believe in Him, we will not be held accountable for our sins. He is our eldest brother. We love Him. Show more Show less

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Robert
I served a mission in northern Argentina for two years. It was the greatest experience of my life to that point. I learned to love the people there and have a fondness for their culture, food and language to this day. I paid my own way for two years. It was well worth the investment. I learned and experienced as much in those two years as if I had stayed in my own surroundings for an entire lifetime. I now have a greater appreciation for everything in my life. I have returned home and continue to serve in missionary work coordinating the efforts of full time missionaries in my area. Show more Show less