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Hi I'm Rob Nielsen

I'm a Scientist, a Personal Trainer, and a Ping Pong Enthusiast. My name is Rob Nielsen, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a person who loves raising others to a higher plane. In my life, I've always believed that the only way to improve the lives of others is to go down to the level of another, both physically and emotionally; that only from there can you raise them up to something more. I love backpacking, climbing, running and sailing. I big into volleyball, water polo, and ping pong. I play the guitar, run my own non-profit, and am preparing for medical school. I love life. If there is anything that raises people to be better, I want to be apart of that. Because that is who I am. And yes, I'm a mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a kid, I lost my mom to suicide. I know that's a little abrupt, but I've never known a more beautiful person in my whole life. I remember waking up some mornings, and thinking, how could this be? Why did you? How could you? Where are you now? I could never find good answers to these questions. One day I found myself reading in the Book of Mormon, in book called Mosiah, chapter 15, verse 8, "And thus God breaketh the bands of death, having gained the victory over death; giving the Son power to make intercession for the children of men." For some unknown reason, I knew that Heavenly knew my mother. An overwhelming feeling of love and comfort came over, past anything that I could ever explain, letting me know that my mother was with my Heavenly Father, and that He knew the struggles she endured in this life. It is a peace and calm that could only have come from message inspired of God. I know I will get to see my mother some day. Her warm presence fills my mind, and reminds me how wonderful the life after this will be. It's not something we need to be afraid of- its something we can embrace with love and anticipation when the time finally comes and we have done all we can to better the lives of those around us. I know that God lives, and His Son's Atonement is the perfect path whereby we can know ourselves, and finding true happiness.

How I live my faith

I've had some neat opportunities to reach out to others in my community through my service in the Church. I'm a trained Red Cross disaster relief volunteer. While living in the Czech Republic, I was called on to help manage a group of church members provide relief aid to members of community that had been flooded out of their homes. We were some of the first responders on the scene and were able to provide a great deal of food and shelter from a wear house we set up down the road from the town. The Church played an enormous role in the helping save lives in a very rural community Also, each Sunday, I create and pass out hand outs at our ward worship services known as Sacrament meeting, a time we take to remember our Savior's Atonement. It's a wonderful experience geared around how we can come to better understand the plan our Heavenly Father to help us return to Him someday.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Rob Nielsen
Temples are the most sacred places on earth, acting like a conduit for real personal insight and growth. Our Heavenly Father has given us commandments to help us throughout our trials in life, and we are striving to keep our lives in harmony with those commandments, we are permitted to enter into the temple to be apart of sacred ordinances. These ordinances are of the same sacred nature of those spoken of in the scriptures, and allow to grow closer to our Heavenly Father and our families. Whenever I attend the temple, I feel like I'm attending a class that speaks directly to me. I receive personal guidance tailored to my needs and the things I wish I understood most in life. It's wonderful, and there truly isn't a place on earth that matches the sacred beauty of temples. Show more Show less