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Hi I'm Rob

I am a business owner, a husband and a father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up out west, but I live in the south now. I love it here. The weather is good and the people are great. I am a husband and a father of three teenagers. I am a mechanical Engineer by trade, but right now, I make a living in the specialty food trade. I spend a lot of my free time doing projects around the house, inside and out. I love working with my hands either in my yard, in my shop, or under my car but It's hard to find the time. Work, wife, church, and teenagers keep me pretty busy. My wife and I love to travel together and as a family. We get away as often as possible, even if it is just for a day or two.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. All of my relatives are Mormon. I grew up in a Mormon community in a small rural town in Idaho. Everyone in my high school graduating class was Mormon except for one person. As a youth I had very little exposure to people of any other faith. I went to college out west at a Mormon University. When I turned 19, I served as a missionary for the Mormon church just as my father had done right after WWII. He served in Denmark. I served in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. I saw many lives being changed as I shared my faith in Jesus Christ with the people of Brazil. It was during my missionary service in Brazil that my testimony of Jesus Christ grew the most. After I returned from Brazil, I met and married a beautiful midwestern girl who had just converted from the Catholic faith. We moved to the south to begin our lives together. I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I feel so blessed to have had it as a basis for my belief system from the day I was born. I have seen it change the lives of many people and I love to share it with others whenever I get the opportunity. I don't know how I could face the task of raising three teenagers without the strength and support of the Mormon faith. I am not a Mormon because I like my preacher or because the church building is nearby or because my kids like the youth program. I am a Mormon because I firmly believe in the doctrine that the Mormon faith teaches.

How I live my faith

We go to church as a family each sunday. We enjoy reading scriptures and praying together. Well, my wife and I always enjoy it. Sometimes the kids enjoy it and sometimes they complain, but they do it anyway. I think if we stopped doing it they would miss it. Our kids actively participate in church related youth activities during the week and they sometimes do church related retreats during the summer. I teach a class on Sunday and I lead a group of local cub scouts that is sponsored by the church. I have served in the church in a wide variety of ways throughout my life. One of the things me and my two teenage boys enjoy the most is serving others together. We have served together in very simple ways such as helping people with their yard work, helping someone move, or helping with household projects. We have also had greater opportunities to serve when we traveled together to help victims of natural disasters. Sometimes I feel selfish for serving because I think I get so much more from it that the people who are being served. I think the character of my children has been greatly enhanced through the opportunities they have had to serve others. Almost every aspect of our lives is touched or influenced in some way by our faith.