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Hi I'm Rob

I grew up in Illinois, but live in Colorado now. I'm a medical laboratory scientist, a family man, and a Mormon.

About Me

As I said, I'm a family man. I have been married to my beautiful wife for 39 years, and we have raised four wonderful children. I am also proud to be the grandfather of six wonderful grandchildren, and I am truly blessed in so many ways. Professionally, I have worked in the clinical laboratory setting for many years, and currently am the laboratory director for a prestigious hospital; it is a challenging job, but filled with so many opportunities to make a positive difference in people's lives. In my spare time, I prefer visiting our kids and grandkids, ideally in a warm setting near water, but anywhere will do. I also enjoy music a great deal...I dabble with guitar, and have come to greatly appreciate the musical talents of others while I try to improve my own. My other most frequent pursuit is jogging...I do it to maintain fitness, but also to have some important personal time to enjoy the beauties of God's creations and appreciate His handiwork on a regular basis.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined this church 40 years ago while I was in college. I was struggling to make sense of my life...I had become disillusioned with the noise and confusion of the political climate of the time, and was unsure about the direction my life should take. I had made some choices in my life that I regretted, and only brought me further from the peace and understanding that I sought. Then one night, I had the most amazing dream. I was prompted in my dream to contact a young woman that I had known and dated in high school. I had the strongest impression that she had something very important that I needed, and that I needed to see her immediately. The dream was so powerful that I awakened with a start in the middle of the night. The memory of that dream remained powerfully at the forefront of my mind for days afterwards. Through a series of amazing circumstances, some of them bordering on miraculous, I was able to make contact with her though she was hundreds of miles away (this was before computers, email, and most of the other media options available now). I learned quickly that her gift to me was to be an opportunity to learn of the restored fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That Gospel has been the anchor of my life ever since. It answered all of my nagging questions, like why would Heavenly Father allow so many of his children to come to earth, to live, to die, and to never have the opportunity to learn of His Son, Jesus Christ, and the important truths of His Gospel. This Church teaches that all who have ever been born upon the earth will have equal opportunity to partake of all of the blessings of the Gospel. God truly loves all of us equally, and His plan extends loving salvation to all who accept and embrace it, whether on earth or in the world to come. This knowledge has made all the difference to me. I testify of the truthfulness of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, and that He lives today, directing the affairs of this Church.

How I live my faith

I have had many rewarding opportunities to serve in the Church. I currently assist others to seek out and identify their ancestors and the create their family history. Previously, I have held positions teaching children, youth and adults in various settings, serving as a Boy Scout leader, serving as a Temple Worker, speaking in front of various groups, doing hard physical work, and so much more. One of the most rewarding has been my service as a home teacher...as such, I have been able to visit families in their homes, build trusting friendships, and offer real support in times of great need. The blessings I have received from service in the Church have been wonderful and far beyond the value of the effort I have put forth. Every bit of service I pereform brings me closer to my Savior, and to a better understanding of Him.