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Hi I'm Robin

I'm a wife, mother and Corporate Recruiter for a software development company. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I joined the church when I was 21 after studying several different religions. Together my husband and I work hard to raise and support our blended family which consists of six beautiful children. I have a passion for documenting my family's history and I'm fortunate enough to have found a companion that shares that same passion. I love cooking, entertaining, nature and the arts.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church when I was twenty one despite the fact that my family and friends were against my decision. I don't know that I have a rebellious bone in my body and it hurt to disappoint my loving parents but I could not deny the things I was learning were true and to not make the commitment would be to deny those things, even if it meant I would have to give up the respect of those I loved the most. Today I'm happy to report that all of them have come around and can see for themselves the happiness and peace I have found by living the principles of the gospel.  

How I live my faith

I enjoy teaching others how to discover and record their family history. The church is known world wide for it's work in this area. I never expected to learn so much about my own strengths and weaknesses just by exploring my ancestor's. It's amazing how much we all have in common with our family even the ancestors we never knew here on earth.

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Robin
Because it's the the word of God. It's a collection of testimonies and stories handed down and recorded for many generations of God, Jesus Christ and the plan of salvation. I personally consider it to be my instruction manual on life. Whoever said "kids should come with a set of directions" overlooked the blessings and benefits that come from reading the scriptures. The Bible is a guide and a family history and I'm so grateful to have it. Show more Show less

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Robin
We believe that it is very important to be self-reliant because you never know what life is going to throw at you. I've had friends ask me, "Robin, why do you feel it necessary to store food and other household items"? When I first began doing it I would have told you I did it because I knew it was a commandment but today I'm so grateful that I followed that commandment because life did throw many unexpected obstacles my way. When my first husband's business went under we survived on that food storage for several months. Again when I found myself alone as a single mother I used the things I stored to feed myself and my children until I could find a job after being a stay at home mother for 11 years. To not be in debt, to know that your basic needs are taken care of provides a feeling of peace and security. It's a principle I take pride in teaching my children because I know that life is always filled with little and not so little emergencies. Show more Show less