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Hi I'm Robert

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of 9, who works in the technology auditing profession. My interests include Scouting, gardening/preservation, and general home maintenance. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and basic computer programming. I come from a large family, and enjoy the opportunity to rear a large family of my own.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family. My mother was a convert, and so was very open/direct about living the gospel. Throughout my life, I have been given opportunities to see the gospel in action--meaning see the impact of living the gospel in the lives of those around me. When given the "opportunity" to chose whether to be faithful when I left home for college, I had seen enough examples to know that I wanted to keep the gospel in my life. My life experiences since then have bolstered that faith. I have not seen a burning bush, but rather have experienced the patient moulding of the Master's hand working to change me from a "carnal, sensual, and devilish" (Alma 42:10) being into a son of God. I struggle with vices that would keep me from our Savior, but am reminded often that we can be redeemed through the atonement of our Savior. My testimony is simple. I know that our Heavenly Father lives and loves me. I know that His Son, Jesus Christ, came to the earth to fulfill the glorious plan of happiness and redeem us from the effects of sin and death. I know that the fulness of the gospel and the authority to act in God's name was restored to the world through the prophet Joseph Smith. I know that the authority to direct the affairs of Christ's church resides in a living prophet. I have seen that authority, the priesthood, in action. I have felt the gentle promptings of the Holy Spirit guiding me to make choices that will allow me to enjoy His presence.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through the example, though imperfect, that I provide for my family. We sit in daily scripture study. We kneel in daily prayer. We gather in weekly family night. We worship in Sunday services. In our local congregation, I serve as the Scoutmaster to our troop of 6 young men. This includes weekly troop meetings, (mostly) monthly camping trips, and service activities. I have served in this capacity for several years. I also serve as a home teacher with my oldest son. This includes monthly visits to members of our congregation to check on their needs and share a message from the prophet. I try to live my faith through my example to my children, my loving companion, my neighbors, and coworkers.