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Hi I'm Roger

I grew up in Fannin County, Georgia, I am a Viet-Nam Veteran and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a retired postal worker with a wife, six children 5 boys & 1 girl and seventeen grandchildren. I have about as many hobbies as I have grandchildren. I enjoy fly fishing, motorcycles, scuba diving, tennis and a host of other activities, but spending time with family and especially grandchildren just lights up my world.

Why I am a Mormon

I was the eldest of six children raised by wonderful parents in north Georgia. Our family was religious and regularly attended our local Methodist church. As I grew into my teen years and later, there seemed to be something missing. I drifted away from church, though I still believed in God and Jesus Christ. When I was nineteen, I moved to Atlanta to attend a career training school. I became good friends with a fellow student who I learned was LDS. I was impressed by the clean life he lived and the good example he set. He was always happy and it felt good to be around him. Over a two year period we spent many hours in discussion about religion. He shared with me the real purpose of life and "Heavenly Father's Plan of Happiness." He never judged me and I never felt any pressure from him--he just shared what he had found. My life totally changed as I learned that God’s plan included me. The scripture that says "Men are that they might have joy" now has special meaning for me. My family and I have found real happiness, in the midst of a world in turmoil. We still have problems and struggle with the difficulties of life, but now we have tangible goals to work toward together.

How I live my faith

Presently my wife and I teach a family history class and I serve in the temple and we love it. The two of us read Scriptures, pray together, attend our church meetings, strive to be better people and good neighbors. Friday is our date night and has been for many years because being together is our favorite thing to do. Sharing the message of the restored gospel with anyone interested is so fun for us. Performing service for someone in need is fulfilling. We search family history to identify and record information about our kindred dead and perform Temple service. We love having the missionaries over for dinner and enjoy working with them.