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Hi I'm Roger

I'm a husband, a father and a new grandfather. I work in banking. I love the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married with four children, two boys and two girls. My wife and I have been married for 31 years, all of which have been exciting, challenging and fulfilling. Three of our children are now adults. Each has served a mission for our church in far-away places: Argentina, Italy and Ukraine. Our youngest son just turned 18. He will attend college in the Fall and also plans to serve a mission in about a year. My daughter and I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa this past summer. I volunteer each week at the County Jail, which houses 2,500 men and women awaiting trial or sentencing. This has been very satisfying work.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are Mormon so I guess that's how I became one. But you should know the reason I have remained a Mormon is because of the quiet influence of the Holy Spirit in my life. As I have worked to live the commandments, to follow the example of Jesus Christ, to pray and to repent, the Spirit has borne witness to me of the reality of God and His son, Jesus Christ. The Spirit has made manifest to me that the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith and that the Bible and Book of Mormon are true. All this has led me to a deep faith in God's love for each of us as individuals, and has given me assurance that through the atonement of Jesus Christ I can one day return in peace to my Father in Heaven. This lively hope is why have remained a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith with effort, with exhilarating sprints and frequent stumbles. Yet, despite the less-than-steady progress I live my faith with joy and with confidence. I know God is a loving God. He is patient with me and with others; I have seen his hand in my life and in the lives of others. For the past two years I have spent several hours a week in volunteer service to the several hundreds of men incarcerated at the local County Jail. Heavenly Father's love is so evident for these men, so strong. Despite serious sin and devestating life's circumstances God always provides a way back for His children.