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Hi I'm Roger

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in the Southern United States. I have lived in the South all my life.

About Me

I retired from a large company and live with my wife in a small town in Florida. I was trained as an engineer, but spent most of my career representing companies in the industrial service business. With more free time I enjoy reading, helping out with Church activities, spending time with family, biking and traveling to see new places. I really enjoy visiting with my grand-children--I have six in three different families. My sweet wife is not a member of the Church, but she is very supportive of my Church service.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Christian home by parents who went with me and my brothers to the church they attended. I drifted away from church activity as I grew older and became more involved with my career and family life. During a period of significant personal stress, I approached an acquaintance for advice. He listened to my story and offered advice. He asked me to join his family at their church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. That Sunday visiting with my friend at the Church, I felt something I never before experienced. I know now that that feeling was the Holy Spirit. I knew that day that what I had experienced was the truth. That time was more that thirty years ago. I have never had any doubts about my decision to join the Church. I continue to receive personal witnesses that Jesus is the Christ, and that he leads his Church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My testimony of the truthfulness of what I know is my most precious possession.

How I live my faith

I have served in many different roles (callings) in the Church. I have been fortunate to work with some very wonderful men and women during my membership in the Church. I have learned a great deal from them about how to listen to those that I try to serve. Currently I serve in a calling where I represent an ecclesiastical leader over a numbers of congregations (churches). I am assigned to "watch over" a local congregation and help their leaders when I am asked to do so. Recently I was asked to help plan a service activity in a small community located within our geographical area (called a Stake). Many Church members helped to organize the service activity and all the plans went well. Many citizens of the small community benefited from this service activity.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Life in families helps teach us what we need to know to become better people. As a father, I have had the opportunity to help my children learn important life lessons so that they are prepared for this world. The Church teaches that our family relationships can endure to a heavenly home if we are faithful. I believe that this teaching is a remarkable truth. Our families are not lost when we or other family members leave this world. We can still look forward to enjoying these wonderful relationships and to be united as families forever. Show more Show less