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Hi I'm Robert

I grew up in Las Vegas. I'm a student with hopes of making the world a better place. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

One of my favorite scriptures from the Book of Mormon teaches, "Men are that they might have joy." That's what I think life is about: having joy. I find joy in my hobbies like playing guitar in my rock band, hiking in the wilderness, and exploring the world through travel. But, the greatest joy I find is in following Jesus' example of service and selflessness. For that reason, I am preparing to apply to medical school. In addition to my medical school preparations, I'm a student of Arabic and the Middle East. With my medical knowledge and Middle East expertise, I hope to help improve not only the health conditions of other parts of the world, but the relationships the people in America have with the people of the Middle East. Although I'm full of shortcomings, I try my best to make my relationships with family and friends my top priority. Like most people, I value those relationships above all else.

Why I am a Mormon

My family are all members of the church, and I was raised in the Mormon faith. But, tradition is not the reason I'm a Mormon. I'm a Mormon because I have felt the power of the Holy Spirit enlighten my mind and confirm to my hear that the Gospel of Jesus Christ taught in the Bible and Book of Mormon is true. I've felt the cleansing power of Jesus Christ's atonement, and I know it can heal others as well. It feels so good to be forgiven and to become better! Also by the power of the Holy Spirit, I've come to know that Joseph Smith was a prophet inspired by Christ to restore the fulness of the gospel. For me to discover all this for myself, I had to turn to God in prayer, seeking His guidance and studying His word. Everyone can know the truth about God and his plan for us.

How I live my faith

Being active in my local congregation is a huge part of my life. Not only do I need the Church to receive personal spiritual blessings like the sacrament and baptism, but I also need it for the spiritual strength I receive from being part of a faith community. We strengthen each other. We serve each other. We serve others together. I have a ton of fun with the people in my congregation! My current assignment is to help lead the other college-age young men in my congregation. I set up service projects as opportunities for us to help the community, and I help the young men in their own responsibilities to look after the well-being of all the congregation members. I help my community by mentoring a family of Iraqi refugees who arrived in America last year. Assisting them in their transition to life in America has taught me more than I could ever have taught them.