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Hi I'm Roger

I am a husband and father. I am a project manager. I love to play racquetball. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I recently became "empty nesters". Our two oldest children moved to Utah to attend school. Our youngest child is currently serving a full-time religious mission. My wife and I are very excited that our missionary will be serving in New Zealand and that he will be learning Mandarin Chinese. I am challenged with balancing work and my personal life. I love to cook and I also love to eat. If you were to ask me what is my favorite food, you would have to wait a few minutes while I name all of the foods that I love. I love Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, East Indian, American, Italian, Brazilian, Thai ... Racquetball is my favorite sport that I just love to play and play and play. I have made many friends at the clubs where I play racquetball. Many of my racquetball friends know that I a Mormon and we often share experiences about the Mormon church with each other.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger my mother (who was less active in the Mormon church) sent me to other churches on Sunday. Needless to say, I never really felt comfortable going to the other churches nor did I feel that they were for me. One day, my mother took me to a Mormon church. (I would later learn that the proper name of the church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). I thought that attending the Mormon church would be like the other churches that I attended, but this church seemed much different to me. When I walked through the doors and through the foyer of the church, I could feel a difference. I felt that I had come home. The members of the church were so friendly and nice. I wanted to come back again. My mother brought me back again and again. One day, I was asked if I wanted to become a member of the church and I said, "Yes!". I have never regretted the decision to join the Mormon church. I do not know where I would be if I did not become a member. I have been happier and more secure in my life. I know where I came from, why I am here on earth, and where I will go once my life on earth comes to an end.

How I live my faith

I belong to a church organization called a branch which consists of about 100 members. This branch is unique in that the majority of its members speak Mandarin Chinese and church services are conducted in Mandarin Chinese. I attend church every Sunday with my wife. I enjoy being with other members of the church who share my enthusiasm and faith for worshiping God. Since the branch is small, the members have a greater opportunity to get to know each other. We enjoy each others' company and we have established many friendships. As members of the church we are involved in community and church sponsored activities. Recently, our branch participated in sponsoring an emergency preparedness expo for the city where our church meets. The expo involved exhibitors from local businesses as well as representatives from the city and county emergency services departments. In October 2011, our branch hosted a luau for over 400 people. It was a lot of fun to host the luau, but it was even more fun to practice Polynesian dancing with the dancers who provided the entertainment for the evening.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Roger
Can you imagine traveling to a far away destination without a guide? I can't. When members of the church are baptized, they receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. If members lives their lives such that they are worthy of that gift, they can receive inspiration about how to guide their lives. Isn't that a blessing? To never be alone, to know that through gentle promptings from the Holy Ghost, one can know the will of God and Jesus on how to live their life. The Holy Ghost is important not just how to live our lives, but to get help with important decisions in our lives too. I am so glad to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where I can receive the gift of the Holy Ghost and to receive spiritual guidance in my life from a loving Heavenly Father. Show more Show less