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Hi I'm Robert Gifford

I am a Podiatrist. I have three kids, am married to the love of my life, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Podiatrist, a lucky husband of the most incredible woman in the world, and proud father of three rowdy boys. I like to golf, read and enjoy sketching. I am also a die-hard BYU football fan, GO COUGARS!!!

Why I am a Mormon

The fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ is contained within this Church. Other religions teach wonderful things about living a Christ-like life and are a power for much good in this world. One of our beloved prophets once stated that we wish only to add to the truths that others already have. We wish to share the fullness of joy that we have received of in this life. I have received many witnesses that testify that this is the Lord's one true church where the fullness of His gospel is contained. That is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Jesus Christ exhorted His followers to preach the Gospel to all. One of the responsibilities I have been entrusted with in my congregation is that of a Ward Missionary. In fulfilling this calling, I often go out and teach lessons to those interested in the Church with the full-time missionaries. There are few joys greater in this life than sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others...something that has brought so much light, hope, love and peace in my life.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Robert Gifford
Through baptism one is starting on the path of Christian discipleship. It is the first ordinance performed when becoming a member of the Church. Baptism is very symbolic and is an outward manifestation of our inward commitment to Heavenly Father. Baptism by immersion symbolizes leaving behind our former way of life as our sins are symbolically washed away. Baptism also reminds us of the death and resurrection of the Savior as he rose on the third day (as we rise from the water). It is but the first step of many toward returning back to our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less