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Hi I'm Bob

I have worked in Scout Camps for 33 years. A person can find God in these beautiful places, I did, and I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I live in a small town with my wife of 31 years and four of our seven children, our two oldest are on their own with good jobs and friends, one is currently serving on a mission for our church and the other four are students looking forward to finishing school some day. We enjoy being together as a family, we like to play games together, laugh together and enjoy each others company. I am active in the Scouting program and have enjoyed working at a variety of summer camps for many years. Being in the outdoors with structured learning experiences and quality leaders really helps young people draw closer to God and understand the purpose of our lives. It is a great thing to watch young men develop strong values and character through the help of good leaders who volunteer their time for our youth.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints all my life. I remember as a young man when I first received answers to my prayers. After several experiences with prayer I realized that I had never really asked God if this Church was true. All of my previous experiences had been answers to struggles I had been having or getting out of difficult problems or needing protection when I felt I was in danger. God had blessed me many times and so I had taken for granted that He was there and this was his church. Until one night when I decided I really wanted to know for myself. So I got down on my knees and simply asked God if this Church was true. The experience I received at that time, the answer to my prayer was so convincing and wonderful that I could at that time and still today after many years and many more answers to my prayers, say that God really does live, He is our Heavenly Father, He loves us and we are his children. I know he is our God, that his son Jesus Christ is our Savior and as we follow him and keep his commandments we can some day return to him and live forever with him and with our families. This knowledge is more important to me than anything I could ever have here in this life. It is my faith, my testimony and my life. 

How I live my faith

I think of my life as fairly ordinary, going to work each day, trying to support children in their school work and activities and spending time with my wife and family on weekends and holidays. However there are a few things we do which we feel are of more value for our family than anything else. We begin each day with a family prayer, then spend a few minutes reading our scriptures together. This is a sacred time for us as we begin each day inviting our Heavenly Father to be with us through out the busy and often hectic day. Starting on a spiritual note really helps the day go better. In the evening as we are together again for our evening meal we kneel together and thank God for his blessing upon us throughout the day. This gives us a few minutes to reflect on the blessing we have received which we may not have noticed at the time they were happening. I have the opportunity to work with the Youth in our church, what a marvelous experience to be with these great young men and women, they are working hard to be good people, striving to achieve excellence in school, in their homes, and in so many other activities in our community. It is a blessing to me to be associated with them. Being a member of this church brings great blessing into our lives, not that everything is easy or without struggles but having a knowledge of God and his plan for us helps to get through the hard times and enjoy the good even more. 

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Bob
When I am in the mountains at night with a clear view of the heavens, I am reminded of the words of a prophet in the Book of Mormon, "...all things denote there is a God yea, even the earth, and all things that are upon the face of it, yea, and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator." Show more Show less