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Hi I'm Robby

I survived a 40 foot fall. I know I have purpose. I stand for truth, and seek for joy that will last beyond death. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am twenty-one years old, I have nine older siblings, six sisters, three brothers. A total of twenty-one nieces and nephews. I am an Eagle Scout. Previously, I worked for Hampton Hotels, in Lee's Summit, at the Front Desk, doing Laundry, and Maintenance. I loved the years I worked there, and am looking at potentially going back into the maintenance industry someday. I received my mission call in August 2013, and am currently serving in Vancouver, Washington! Missionary life is a challenge, yet incredible! Perhaps one of my biggest challenges is in finding the balance in being myself- as a missionary. I enjoy a good joke, anything within reason for a good laugh. Those that know me will attest that I frequently laugh at least two times harder than any dumb joke warrants. Especially if I'm sleep deprived! Amid the rare moments of spare time I have, I've learned how to solve a rubix cube, and I've also been practicing my hackie sack skills! In all honesty, I'm really not very good, but I have discovered that inviting others to join with me can bring great conversations. I enjoy helping others wherever I am, but just like everyone else, I can be a bit standoffish at first. Once I open up, I'll likely stay that way.

Why I am a Mormon

There are some very convincing "arguments" against Mormons, some of which I've almost fallen for. Many prophets of old warned against Satan's lies. The biggest warning I think of comes from Moroni. I have come to realize that as legitimate as some of the arguments sound, none of them really hold water; frequently the people that argue against Mormons are blinded by pride, they refuse to admit that they could be wrong, to the point that they don't even think about the possibility that Satan could have deceived them. For me, the biggest rule I've used to determine what is right is found in Moroni 7:16-17. Which says: "16 For Behold, the Spirit of Christ is given to every man, that he may know good from evil; wherefore, i show unto you the way to judge; for everything which inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gift of Christ; wherefore ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of God. 17 But whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do evil, and believe not in Christ, and deny him, and serve not God, then ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of the devil; for after this manner doth the devil work, for he persuadeth no man to do good, no, not one; neither do his angels; neither do they who subject themselves unto him." I've noticed that when I am around people that try to testify against the church, I feel the Holy spirit leave. The spirit testifies of Truth, when the spirit is leaves, to me, it says "there is no truth here."

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a full time mission, but in the past I have had other responsibilities as well. We call these responsibilities "callings." Among other callings I've had, I was called as the Male YSA (young single adult) Stake leader. A quick analogy to help explain the order of the LDS church. A high school team -- LDS Ward - a group of families sighing a geographical area. High school conference -- LDS Stake - a group of wards High school region -- LDS Region - a group of stakes High school state -- Church Wide (global) A group of individuals in a geographical area makes up a LDS Ward. A group of wards makes up a Stake (our stake have 9 Wards and a branch, which is basically a smaller ward), a group of stakes makes up a region (our region has 12 stakes)). There are numerous regions in the world-wide church. In this called position as Stake Male YSA Leader, i worked with the Female YSA Leader to help coordinate Regional YSA activities. The main bulk of this calling is to pass word along about planned regional activities to all YSA's in stake (all in all about 650 young single adults). As part of this position I helped lead YSA committee meetings, where we have a YSA rep from each ward in our stake. At these meetings we would coordinate stake YSA activities and make sure word gets out about all activities to all YSA members in the stake. I was acting as the YSA leader in my ward for a number of years. I have also served as the ward chorister, where I lead the congregation each Sunday as we sing Hymns of Praise to our Lord.

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

Robby
We believe that everyone will live forever, even after death. Eternal Life is different than immortality. Immortality is simply the concept of living forever, the difference between immortality and eternal life is a question of where. Those who have eternal life will dwell with God, those who did not live in a way to receive this blessing, while on the earth, will have immortality. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Robby
No. The church doesn't endorse any specific political party, or any specific candidate for that matter. Church leaders admonish members to become familiar with political candidates and to vote for who they feel would serve the community best in their respective position. Show more Show less