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Hi I'm Rob

I'm born and bred Texan. I'll give you my time. I'll give you a hug. I sport a kilt and play the pipes. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Music is one of my favorite things. I play the Bagpipes, the Irish whistle, Snare drum, Clarinet, Guitar and Piano. Banjo is next on my list. Music has a huge impact on my being. I've played in a Fireman's pipe band for 2 and a half years. Family is a huge thing to me. I have a loving Mother, a caring Father, two older Brothers, two younger Brothers, and a youngest Sister. My two younger Brothers have a form of Autism, which makes it near impossible for them to have hopes of being independent in the future, and my Sister has some learning and growing problems. My family to me is my reality, because I was around them ALL THE TIME. One reason for so much time spent with my family is that I and all my siblings were Home Schooled for the entire span of our adolescent years, so they were my classmates. Makes for some fun and frustrating times. However, through it all, it seems that I've come through still loving them, so I believe that's an accomplishment on mine and their parts. I love my family with the kind of love that makes you get up and do something. I'd get in the ring with a 400 lbs. behemoth with nothing to protect myself but a Twinkie for my family. Spending some time away from my family has made me fully realize this. Previously I served a mission in Australia, Melbourne, speaking Mandarin Chinese, and now I'm currently studying business. I'm aimed at going to China with me and my educated self, eventually becoming an international businessman.

Why I am a Mormon

I've studied these teachings and beliefs for quite some time, and after reading and studying the Bible and the Book of Mormon, I've come to find God our Heavenly Father and His son and my Savior Jesus Christ are living. This organization helps me come close to them like none other, because this is the group that God has organized for all His children to come and join.

How I live my faith

Stand up for what you believe and know what's right folks. I don't have the right to say I'm a member if I don't do what a member is suppose to do.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Rob
Well, I think we just got it right on this one. Any concerned member of society will tell you that family relationships are important, and we're REALLY making an effort to do something about those relationships! When you look at a community, what's it made up of? Family units. If the families in a community are healthy and happy, and are being taught to love their fellow man, you're going to have a good healthy community. That's just a practical view of it. We as Latter Day Saints believe the family is the most important social unit in this life, and in the life after, and it's in a family that teachings of God can be taught, seen in action, learned, and applied. The family CAN and SHOULD be the biggest source of influence in our lives, because God has made it that way. We also believe that a family is created with the potential of having an eternal bond holding them together throughout eternity, meaning they can live as a family after this life in Heaven. This Church and it's members know and understand the potential for good that families have, and so we go about realizing that potential by focusing on the Family. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Rob
We believe as members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that the same organization that existed in Christ's primitive Church is what has been designated as the way that Christ's church would be governed. We believe that Christ originally called 12 men to receive guidance from Himself for the good of the followers of Christ, to be able to teach the believers and guide them as Christ would teach as guide. The 12 Apostles would be Christ's representatives after He returned to heaven. There were 12 so that they could all carry out various responsibilites in helping guide the Church. When the Apostles spoke or wrote for God, they spoke or wrote scripture. We have the New Testiment on account of Apostles recording Christ's teachings, and then writing further revelations that came from Christ after His return to heaven. We believe that without these designated leaders and teachers, the followers of Christ would be in a sort of darkness, arguing with each other what God's teachings meant. I think we might see some of that today. Because we believe that this LDS church is Christ's original Church restored, we believe that there are 12 Apostles leading us to be closer with God and Jesus Christ. We believe that Christ's true Church must have 12 Apostles leading the Chruch as a whole. Show more Show less