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Hi I'm Robert

I am a husband, a father, a grandfather, an attorney, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As an attorney, my practice is limited to estate planning. Having spent nearly thirty years helping families prepare their financial well-being has been something my wife and I have enjoyed. My wife works with me as a paralegal. My wife and I have raised five sons and two wonderful daughters. We currently have twenty-six grandchildren and counting. Our sons went on missions to Spain, Japan, Idaho, Chile, and Venezuela. My son-in-laws went on missions to Chile and South Africa. My wife and I look forward to a time when we can go together to serve a mission as a couple. Our hope is that we will be able to help individuals and families prepare for their futures. While my profession has been helping families and individuals prepare for financial welfare and security, we hope our full-time mission will be useful in helping families and individuals prepare for their eternal welfare and security through a greater understanding of their relationship with Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

In my teen years, I had a basic belief in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Like Peter, I believed, but was not converted. I had a wise bishopric member who ask me to spend two weeks in the West Utah Desert herding sheep. He wisely place only one item of reading material in the sheep camp - a copy of the Book of Mormon. For the first three days, I found plenty of other things to do and so did not read the book. But eventually, becoming bored, I determined to pick up the book and read. I became lost in its pages. I spent every free moment I had learning of prophets, principles, and my relationship to Christ. There in the solitude of the desert, with only my sheep, dog, and horse for companions, the prophets in that book spoke truth to me and the Spirit of the Holy Ghost burned in my soul. I received a personal, deep, undeniable conviction and testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, the divine call of the prophet Joseph Smith, and most important, the divinity of Jesus Christ and of his roles as my Savior and Redeemer. Time has not dimmed the remembrance of that wonderful blessing and experience. I have a continuing and still growing testimony of the blessings made possible by the doctrines, covenants, and directions given in this inspired and true record. I also love the teachings of the Bible, but first gained my testimony of Christ from the Book of Mormon. I invite you to receive the blessings of Christ made possible through its pages.

How I live my faith

I strive to live by faith as guided by the Holy Spirit. Years ago when I was 27 and the father of only 4 children, the Spirit spoke to my wife and me and told us to go to California to attend law school. That was a daunting task for anyone with 4 kids. However, we immediately sold all we could, piled our belongings and our 4 kids into a U-Haul truck and began the trip from Orem, Utah to Southern California. We had no job, no place to live, and no school to attend. However, we had a witness and direction from the Spirit. We immediately found all three needs, a comfortable home, a great job, and acceptance at 3 ABA schools. I chose Southwestern School of Law as they had a summer program allowing me to get through school 6 months earlier. That was important as we were supporting 4 children. I now have 7 children and 26 grandchildren. I am the recipient of thousands of hours of service and blessings too numerous to count. Over the years, I have witnessed the blessings my family and I have received from activity in the church. Literally thousands of volunteer hours have been extended by others for and in behalf of me and my family. Words can neither define nor express the extent of blessings flowing to me as an individual, a husband, a father, or a grandfather as a result of my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am, of all men, truly blessed. I say with certainty and conviction born of personal experience, that these blessings can come to all.

Are Mormons Christians?

Robert
The correct name of the "Mormon" church is the "Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints". As members of this church, we believe that Christ is the Son of God, the Savior of the World, and our personal Savior and Redeemer. We believe he suffered for our sins and is the source of our resurrection. We believe that obedience to the plan set forth by Christ is the only way whereby we can be saved in the Kingdom of our God. If a "Christian" is a person who accepts Christ as their Savior and Redeemer, then we are, of all things, Christians before we are anything. We worship Christ as the Son of Mary, the Only Begotten of the Father, the Creator of the world, and the only way back to God. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Robert
 To anyone who reads this, I bear my witness that this Book can and will bring you to greater understanding of your purpose in this life and of what you can do to find fulfillment, happiness and joy. This book is a record of an Israelite people who left the old world about 600 B.C. coming to the Western Hemisphere, where they recorded their dealings with the same God who spoke to the prophets in the Old World. It tells of a divine visit from Jesus Christ to the American hemisphere where he taught words of truth beneficial for all mankind. It is true as the Bible says, that "man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word which proceedeth forth from the mouth of God". This book, the Book of Mormon, contains words proceeding form the mouth of God and thus is important for all men and women. I hope you will take time to read its message of Christ and salvation. Show more Show less