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Hi I'm Bob

I grew up in Southern California, I am married with two college aged boys. I am a Mormon !

About Me

I spent 5 years in Wiesbaden, Germany while in the USAF, while there, I was a member of a German /American square dance club. I enjoy traveling and ballroom dancing. My wife and I have two boys, both adopted at birth and they are 20 years old now.

Why I am a Mormon

I met a serviceman in Texas while I was in training. He wanted me to visit his church. I told him I wanted to see the sights of Texas, and when I get to my next duty station, I'd look into the Church. My orders were to West Germany. I said, HA, we'll see if this is really an International Church. I met with the Chaplain at my in-processing and he told me when the "Mormons" met for Sunday Services. I showed up from the barracks and just melted in the congregation. The music was familiar, and I enjoyed the talks. After 3 months, they asked me to participate in performing a Church ordinance. I said to the man, "Don't you have to be member of your Church to do that". That was my immediate introduction to the missionaries. I guess I was a dry Mormon, because the teachings and principles were what I was looking for. I was baptized in 1970 at Darmstadt, Germany, the nearest LDS font. I have always enjoyed giving service and using the Priesthood to help others in the gospel.

How I live my faith

I have been a Boy Scout leader volunteer for over 30 years. As a youth leader at Church, a calling that I have gives me the opportunity to organize a BSA Merit Badge POW WOW each year. We have over 200 Scouts from all faiths attend. It is a great feeling to be able to give a quality program to the Scouts.

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Bob
Small congregations are called branches. If there are enough Priesthood leaders in the congregation to staff the branch, it is categorized as an Independent Branch. For small congregations in which there is not enough Priesthood leaders to staff the branch, it is categorized as a Dependent Branch, and a near by ward (large congregation) is assigned to provide Priesthood leadership for the Dependent Branch. This was found in Servicemen Stake Europe in the 1970's, and is now found in some Eastern European Countries, like the Czech Republic which has a small LDS population. Show more Show less