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Hi I'm Robert

I enjoy giving service. Usually its in the form of fixing things for other people. Their smiles are my reward. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy being a husband, a dad, and a provider. I love my wife, Cheryl, my daughter, Noelani, and my son, Scott. I am grateful that Cheryl loves making art and beautifying the world. I thought that our children would fade out of our lives as they got older. However, we love them more and more. We pray for their success and help them to understand principles that bring greater blessings into their lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I have felt the Holy Spirit guiding me in my life's major decisions. When I graduated from high school, my family moved west, across country. When we stopped at the Salt Lake City, Temple Visitor's Center, I saw a movie and I felt like I should buy a Book of Mormon. As an older teen, getting a job near our new home was top priority. I worked as a janitor at the Officer's club, setting up tables and chairs for parties. My workmates became my close friends. One day, I shared with my mother the interests of my new friends. She did not approve, but did not say so. Rather, she invited me to seek out a church young adult group because she knew they would have higher moral values. She suggested the church that was associated with the Book of Mormon. I immediately picked up the phone book and found the nearest LDS church group. I called and was invited to the next young adult activity. The fellow that answered the phone met me at the activity and introduced me to the others. I was invited to take the missionary lessons and I accepted. I was 18 years old and I was still living at home with my parents and 3 sisters. My parents agreed to meet with the missionaries also. However, during the second discussion, my step father had some unusual questions and he said the missionaries could not come back. I continued taking the discussions and was baptized several weeks later. I found that my testimony of the Book of Mormon was essential to make correct decisions about my future. When I was 21, I served a mission in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It was a great experience that taught me much and shaped my future.

How I live my faith

In my most recent calling in the Church, I have organized Red Cross blood drives at our church building, twice per year. I also help church units put together an emergency plan, considering the special needs of the elderly and otherwise afflicted.