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Hi I'm Robin Jones Kanzler

I was born and raised in Sacramento, California. I was single and 54 when I met my future husband in September 2005. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into a part-member family, however my mother was and remains less-active. I was baptized when I was 9 years old but remained less-active until I was in high school when an acquaintenance of mine approached me in the school cafeteria and invited me to attend a youth gathering at Church. I accepted the invitation and had my parents drive me to Church that evening. The acquaintenance was to meet me there, but she was late. I went into the building anyway and I have been going ever since! Little did I know when I began on this path how it would fill my life with such happiness, joy and sorrow, at times, only because, I attended Church alone as a youth, then through my 20's, 30's, 40's and even 50's as I continued to live worthy of a temple marriage. In September 2005 I became reacquainted wtih a man I knew as a youth and we were married in the Oakland, CA Temple on June 30, 2006. My husband brought 3 sons and 3 grandchildren (we now have 6 grandchildren) to the marriage and I brought a dog and a cat. Having lived alone for 30 years, there have been challenges and many adjustments. I was employed for 39 years and retired from fulltime employment April, 2011, and my husband retired on the 28th of February, 2013. We have talked about serving a mission together since the beginning of our marriage, & recently submitted our paperwork and have been called to serve in the Sierra Leone Freetown Mission located in West Africa. We begin our mission in West Africa - 04/22/2013.

Why I am a Mormon

How does one really answer the question, "Why I am a Mormon?" On paper it is because when I was a little girl, my mother had me baptized when I was 10 and though I never went (my mom didn't take me) I was still a member of record and when I was in high school I was fellowshiped by Mormon girls and led back into activity. I can't imagine my life without my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My testimony of the Savior, Jesus Christ and God the Father create in me the unquenchable desire to be obedient, submissive and determined to endure to the end. Growing up, I didn't have the support and spiritual influence of my parents to secure a firm foundation in the Church, so what I felt then as I attended church as a 16 year old, and what I feel now has all been because of my personal search, prayer and committment to live the commandments. I couldn't be happier, and there is so much peace in life when I hold to the iron rod and keep the commandments.

How I live my faith

I love serving and being involved in all types of service organizations. Most recently (5 years) I have been actively participating in a single adult group ranging in ages from 18 to 30 but will soon leave with my husband to travel to West Africa (Freetown, Sierra Leone) to provide support and leadership to the people. Additionally, I serve as a mentor to employees of a local store that employs people with special needs or who have had great difficulty in securing employment, so the store trains them and then assists them in finding employment. I conduct "mock" interviews to help them feel more comfortable when they enter the "real" world of job applications and interviews. My local church unit has asked that I visit a certain number of women every month to see to any needs they may have but more importantly to be their friend and someone they feel comfortable in contacting when any kind of need arises.