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Hi I'm Robbin

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father and grandfather. I'm also the middle son of five brothers. I have five sons and five daughters (children and stepchildren), and in September 2010, I was blessed with a twelfth grandchild. In my younger days, I enjoyed backpacking and hiked most of the Appalacian Trail in the southeastern US. One of my sons hiked the entire AT a few years ago. Aside from my employment and typical interaction with my family, I spend time working on some acreage we have, doing clearing and such. I like the outdoors and I thrive on physical work in the outdoors. I am a salesman by trade, and spend a lot of time driving through the southeastern US calling on customers, so working outdoors on Saturdays is my way of taking a break from what I do Monday through Friday. I also enjoy antiquing and collecting old advertsing signs, tins and other unique items. I enjoy visiting my adult children and spending time with my grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I began the search for a church in my early twenties. I was initially looking for one that fit my lifestyle. A church with a minister that delivered a good message, a choir that presented good music, and a program that provided a solid foundation for the family that my wife and I were planning. I wasn't really looking to make any significant changes in my life, but to simply blend in and be a member of the congregation. After visiting various churches, we saw a couple of LDS missionaries near where we lived one day and invited them to our home to tell us about their beliefs. Thus began a dramatic change in my life from seeking a church that fit my lifestyle to finding a church that required an excercise of my faith and conversion to the true gospel of Jesus Christ. From the messages that were taught by those young missionaries and my acting upon their simple request to read the Book of Mormon and ask with sincere intent to know if what I heard and read was true, I came to know for myself through the power of the Holy Ghost that what I heard and read was true. That confirmation of the truth happened more than thirty years ago, and remains with me. I cannot deny it. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the Lord's one true Church upon the earth, and is lead by a prophet of God. I invite others to learn for themselves.

How I live my faith

My family and I are active members in our local congregation. Our youngest, age 16, is the only one at home now and she is involved with the youth group. My wife serves as the organist for our congregation as well as the chorister for the children's program. I serve as the executive secretary to our Bishop, who leads our congregation. Like myself, our Bishop has a full-time job outside the Church which provides for his family, but serves as an unpaid lay leader. Over the years, I have been involved in the Church's Cub Scouting program and have served as Cubmaster, Webelos leader, and committee member. I've also served in many other positions in the Church involving both adults and youth. I try to live each day of my life conscientious of who I am...not just as a Latter-Day Saint, but as a Christian. In my interaction with others where I work, I feel that what some may think about my Church or my beliefs could be influenced by my words and actions. Like everyone, I'm not perfect, but I hope to convey to others that I am sincere in my faith, and it makes me a better person.