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Hi I'm Robert

I'm a husband, a father, a technophile... and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband and father of 4 and a Southern California native. I'm a radar engineer and I love learning about and using technology at work and at home. On the other hand, when we can, our family loves to go up to the mountains to camp, hike, enjoy nature, or just get away from the city.

Why I am a Mormon

Like many other Mormons, I owe a tremendous debt to my parents, who taught me about God and Jesus Christ since I was little. I never had any reason to doubt what they were teaching me, though as I grew up, I realized that living the standards of the church takes commitment... and faith. During my teenage years I started to read the Book of Mormon and pray sincerely. I didn't have a singular tremendous revelation of the truthfulness of the church, but over the years I have come to recognize the feelings of peace, and happiness that it brings to me. It is not always easy, but I am a Mormon because of the profound joy that my family and I feel as we come to know God, his Son, Jesus Christ, and His teachings.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith, by being a good Christian. That is, (though it may seem cliche) to try to do what Jesus would do. At home, I try to create an atmosphere of love with my wife and children. Of course it's a challenge to do that ALL the time, but we all try to be forgiving of each others' mistakes. I try to admit when I'm wrong (frequently), which keeps me more humble. At work, I try to be honest in what I do, and to work hard. At church, I assist the Bishop of our local ward (congregation) in whatever way he needs help. That involves visiting and encouraging other members of the congregation to overcome their challenges, expressing our love for them, and doing service for them and others in the community. I try to use the talents that God has given me (for example, understanding technology) to benefit my family, the church, and the community. Of course, I'm nowhere near perfect at living my faith, but I am always amazed at how deeply satisfying (and often invigorating) it is to serve others.