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Hi I'm Roger

I grew up on a farm in Idaho. I teach music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am a dad of seven children. They, and my grandchildren, are my favorite hobbies. I love most styles of music classical, jazz, classic rock, folk, old-time and new. I like to build things. I built a HUGE BBQ smoker. I have also built several guitars. I like to camp, fish and hike. I also like sushi. I like most foods and will try just about anything. I have taught band, orchestra, choir and elementary music for almost 30 years. I love teaching music most of the time!. I have the best students ever.

Why I am a Mormon

 My parents and grandparents were LDS. I suppose that is why I initally became a mormon. Even today I find strength from other people's testimonies. But eventually, we have to know for ourselves. I know through experience, and through prayer and study of the scriptures that this is the gospel of hope. I am grateful for the atonement of Jesus Christ. I believe that through Christ and obedience to His commandments I can return again to live with Him and my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

 I serve as a counselor to the bishop in our ward. It keeps me busy. I get to work with the young men and young women of our ward. I also get to meet with other leaders in our congregation to help meet the needs of our brothers and sisters. We try to be aware of both physical and spiritual needs of everyone. Our bishop is a wonderful man who has a Christ-like love for the people in our ward. I feel lucky to serve with him. I try to set a good example to others, but I know I often fall short. Setting a good example and helping whenever I can is the best way I can live my faith.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

 We believe that if we truly love our fellowman, we should share the good things in our life. If somebody else had information that would make my life better, I would want to know about it. I also would want to know what is true. I served as a missionary, and it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I learned a lot. My capacity to love others was deepened. It was also the hardest work I have ever done, but I would not trade the experiences I had for anything. Show more Show less