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Hi I'm Robert Falconer

I'm a student at the University of Toronto, the son of immigrants, a speaker of languages and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I'm currently a student at the University of Toronto majoring in Medical Anthropology, the study of how human interaction via politics, economics, geography, medicine, or technology affect human health and illness. I want to pursue this in an academic or humanitarian occupation, helping the world through instruction or direct involvement. Outside of school I love being able to strap on skiis and hit the snow, hiking pretty much anywhere, or just reading an amazing book. While I was a missionary in Arizona I looked for it desperately, but could find no one to play hockey with me! I love my faith, and the aspect of continual improvement. As I develop and improve the world and people around me, I develop and improve myself. It's amazing.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know this is Jesus Christ's church, that he is my Saviour and that he still talks to us today. Though raised in the Church by my parents everyone has to become a convert at some point. So when I was still young I prayed, asked God if this was true, and I felt what the scriptures call the 'fruits of the spirit', love, joy, peace and no desire to do evil. I have seen how my faith in Christ has sustained me day to day, and though not perfect, I know that the grace of Christ has helped me recognize and build upon both faults and strengths of mine.

How I live my faith

Recently I served as a missionary for my faith, helping others come to Christ through faith in Him, repentance, baptism, the Holy Ghost, and just living the best way possible through our whole lives. I'm specifically working with the Spanish-speaking community, and it was been an amazing privilege and blessing to see how that humble culture conducts itself. I tried to share the happiness and sense of satisfaction that has come to me through living my faith in Christ. Currently I got involved with my local congregation and help lead a men's group based out of the nearby chapel, called Elders' Quorum. We teach each other and support each other as brothers. We plan awesome activities together that help build unity and each other up, as well as visit those in the area who are in need physically or spiritually. One of the best ways I've found to show my love for God is by serving those around me, be they members of my faith or not. At it's core, my faith helps me shed the bad in my life and continually improve, without the constant weight of guilt that messing up brings. It doesn't mean I don't feel bad or neglect to correct myself, it just means that I don't permanently get myself down when I screw up. I know I can't do it alone, and my friends, family, and most of all, God, help me get where I want to be.