Hi I'm Rob
I'm a husband, a father, a teacher, and I'm a Mormon.
I am a dad of three wonderful kids just entering their teens. My wife and I count them as our greatest blessings. I teach middle school science and love it. I enjoy the outdoors when I get some spare time. Fishing, camping, and hiking are some of our favorite activities.
Why I am a Mormon
I was born into a Mormon family, my dad was the only active member of the church when he was growing up and my mom joined the church when she was 18. I was raised in the church but had to come to believe the teachings of the church on my own. I know that God lives and that his son came to the Earth and died for my sins so that I could return to live with them again. I know Jesus Christ lives. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is Christ's true church, I know that the Church is led by Jesus Christ Himself through a living prophet. I know that the Book of Mormon is a true book of scripture and that the teachings found therein will bring anyone true joy and happiness if they are put into practice in their lives. I know that we are all children of God, that he knows each and every one of us and loves us more than we can possibly imagine. I know all of these things because I have prayed many times and asked God if they were true and my prayers were answered. My answers have never come in the form of a booming voice from the heavens or from a vision of angels. My answers have come through a feeling of total peace and a burning in my chest that has brought me joy. I am a Mormon because of the things I know to be true. Because of that knowledge, life's trials and hardships are diminished and even when things are rough, I can feel joy and peace. I know that every person on this Earth can share in the same knowledge and blessings that I have received if they will only read the Book of Mormon and ask God, in faith and humility, if it is true.
How I live my faith
I have found my greatest happiness in serving others. I am not perfect by any stretch of the term and I work each day on being a little better but when I serve others my other cares and worries fade away. I try and help my neighbors in any way that I can, that might be shoveling snow, pulling weeds, digging dirt, or helping out with the sick. I serve in my church in many ways teaching, organizing, and anything else that needs done. I serve my family by teaching my children correct gospel principles and helping them with their schoolwork, we also have family prayer together and study the scriptures together. Again, I am not perfect and have a long way to go but I find happiness in serving others and that is how I live my faith.