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Hi I'm Bob

I have been a Mormon all my life. I was born in Canada but moved to the U.S. in 1964. Now I live in the Southern U.S.

About Me

I was born in Alberta, Canada.I have four sisters. I love my motherland, but not the cold weather. Hence when I left for the States in 1964 on a work mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I felt the temperature difference and I was sold. It was set in stone, I was going to become a US citizen. It only took me 38 years. Of course during this time I was here with a green card. I was not the best student in high school and so , on my church mission, I decided to become a serious student. I entered Ricks College, where I did well, with a more mature attitude. At Ricks I met my future wife and discovered later that I had married above my pay grade. We now have eight children and 21 grand children. Both us were from families that were not affluent. As a result, we went in and out of good times and bad. We worked hard to provide for our growing family. Now I am nearing the end of my third career, general dentistry. My first career was in masonary construction, a trade I learned on my mission. The second career was respiratory therapy, working mostly with premature infants. The therapy schooling led me into dentistry. I was 37 years old when I entered dental school at Emory in Atlanta, Georgia. My hobbies are periodic hunting, restoring vinage corvettes and off-road vehicles, and spending time with my children and grand children Although my wife and I were raised in the West, we are adopted Southerners, likely due to the temperature and hospitality.

Why I am a Mormon

This is simple , but has taken a number of years to become an active member of the church. Compare the issue to a puzzle with multiple, complex pieces. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has all the pieces and they fit perfectly. The picture created is clear and perfect. We are told that our Heavenly Father is not an individual of confusion. He is an individual of order and clarity and uniformity. Any individual who claims the Church is a cult or a fraud simply has not investigated it in depth.The individual who lives the standards of the Church LDS without exception leads a happy, comfortable,productive life. I especially believe that Ezekiel 37:16 & 17 speaks of 2 books, both supporting each other. One of these is the Bible, one is the Book of Mormon. The three most often asked questions are:Where did we come from?; Why are we here on earth?; Where do we go at death? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints answers these with great detail in what is called “The plan of salvation”. This is a religion of personal involvement, it is a religion of work ethic, it is a religion of no paid clergy, it is a religion that knows the difference and use of chapel and temples. It is a religion of health, both of the spirit and of the body. It is a religion that values education. It is a religion that promotes families and their values. It is a religion that believes in and has a modern day prophet. It is a religion that promotes self-reliance. I value my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I was born into the Church, to good, hard working parents, who brought us up to go to church and be baptised at the age of 8 years.My testimony did not get its roots until I had served a mission for the Church. During that time I had to make the choice to become serious about my religion, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I decided I would marry a woman of my faith and raise our children under the basic standards. Throughout our forty-four years of marriage and raising children, that decision has proved to be a great blessing for all of us. As with any marriage of any substancial length, ours has had its ups and downs and it's our commitment to our religious standards that has preserved our marriage. The same holds true for our children. The success we've had wih our children we owe to the standards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My only reret is that , we as parents, could and shoud have been even more diligent in following our teachings. So today, as I have aged and gained in experience through the years, I have become more aware of the reasons to keep the Lord's commandments.Today, a good share of the time I spend in any one week would include regular prayer, scripture study, attending church, working in our temple, working with our missionaries assigned to our branch, serving as a home teacher, visiting members of the branch during the month. I also spend time with my eternal companion and our children and their new families.Most of the balancing of the above activities comes from reading the scripture in a sturying format. Knowing that they are written for our day, I delight in tracking down subjects in a research mode to glean , by the Spirit, the things that the Lord would have me understand. I love my Father in Heaven and is Son, Jesus Christ.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Bob
Our Father in heaven, through scripture, says he is the same yesterfay, today, and forever. Therefore if he functioned with ancient prophets (Amos 3:7), it stand to reason that he would function with them today. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Bob
We believe that the bible is a witness for the divinity of Jesus Christ and our Father in Heaven's plan for his children on earth. We have a series of statements written by Joseph Smith concerning the general beliefs of our religion. These are called the Articles of Faith. One of these states that we believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. History tells us that through the centuries following the death of Jesus Christ and the original twelve Apostles, that the Bible suffered loss and changes of important doctrines. Hence we believe the Bible as far as it is translated correctly. Show more Show less