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Hi I'm Rob

I am a Canadian husband, father, grandfather, and business owner... in that order. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 57 year old father of 5 and grandfather of 15. I am part owner of a security alarm company and love my line of work. I love creating music. I started in music by taking piano lessons, then in grade 7 I started playing the double bass and was soon playing in small ensembles and a full orchestra. In high school I began playing the trombone which I also played in ensembles and bands. A few years ago I started teaching myself the cello which I probably enjoy the most. Each time a new grandchild is born I write a unique original song for him/her using a synthesizer for full instrumental accompaniment. I then record the song and present it to the family. This really helps me bond with my posterity as I give something of myself to them.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were Mormons since before I was born so I was raised in the Mormon faith. When I was around 17-18 yrs. old, I reached a point where there were lots of exciting opportunities available, with tugs and pulls that were not exactly in keeping with Church standards that I had been taught, and I wondered whether the Church was indeed all that it claimed to be. There were lots of unanswered questions. I also wondered whether or not it was just too hard to be everything that was expected of a "good Mormon". Up until then, I guess I was pretty much leaning on my parent's and other Church leader's testimonies, and that just wasn't good enough any more. As I thought about it a lot, I realized that forever is a long long time, and if it really was true, it was critically important, but if it wasn't 100 true and necessary, it was just too hard and too much work for something that was just good. I didn't want to chase after something man-made. I was at a point where I had to know - for me, and for sure. I did a lot of soul searching, wavered quite a bit, but finally decided to test it out, so I started reading and really praying to know. I didn't have any visions, dreams, electrical shocks, or anything sensational that would make a great story, but I did find that my excitement about what I was studying kept growing, and I was feeling really good as I re-learned things that I just took for granted previously. As I studied and prayed, I felt peaceful and excited and soon I was very convinced for myself that the Church was what it claimed to be, and I knew that I wanted it. I know the atonement is real, and I've had to apply the principle of repentance and forgiveness more times than I'd care to admit. The Church has been a wonderful help in raising my family who are all grown up with children of their own .

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by studying the attributes of The Saviour and trying to be like Him. I've a long way to go, but I keep plugging away at it, and have come to appreciate the gift of repentance and forgiveness through the atonement of Christ and His grace. I love prayer, and know that prayers are heard and answered. I have served in many positions in the Church. I promised a long time ago that I would accept any responsibility I was given by my Church leaders, and have kept that promise.