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Hi I'm Robb

I live in Arizona. I love the desert sun, college football and my family and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Lincoln, Nebraska and grew up in Colorado. I attended Brigham Young University where I met my wife. We have been married for 17 years and have three really cool children...two daughters and a little boy. I love hanging out with them and helping them with their school work and activities. I follow Nebraska Cornhusker football with a passion. There is nothing like that big red N on the side of the helmet! The start of college football is like Christmas for me. I also love playing softball and ping pong and enjoy watching movies and reading. I attended the University of Oregon where I received my MBA. My friend Jeff in Eugene tries all the time to get me to admit I'm a Duck fan, but I just can't do it. I work as a Project Manager for a commercial cleaning company in Arizona and can't get enough of the sun. 365 days of being able to look out the window and not see rain is the life for me. I lived in the Northwest for over 10 years and needed to find the sun. I also love working with the young men and young women in our church. They are an incredible group and they inspire me every time I'm around them to be a better husband and father.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger, my mother and I attended the Methodist church in Colorado. Although I didn't really understand a lot about what was being taught, I believed there was a God and that his son was Jesus Christ. When I was a little older a close friend and mentor showed me and my mom a video about the prophet Joseph Smith and the experience he had when he was 14. He proclaimed that he was visited by God the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ and that they had a work for him to do which was restoring the Church of Jesus Christ back to the earth. When I saw this video, I knew in my heart that it was true. I could feel it and it changed my life. I learned more about the church and as I discovered new principles of the gospel, it felt like I was putting a big puzzle together with the answers that I was finding. I was involved in youth activities and Boy Scouts. Soon, I had the desire to serve my Father in Heaven by becoming a missionary. I was called to the Ireland, Dublin Mission and I was able to serve in that wonderful land for 2 years. I had treasured experiences and made lifelong friends. To this day, I love serving in the church and meeting new people. I have a knowledge that God does indeed live and that this is his church on the earth today. I have read the Bible and know it is a record of God's dealings with his children in the Holy Land. I love reading the New Testament and learning about the Savior of the world and of the many miracles that he performed. I know that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and details the prophecies, as well as the visitation of the Savior to the inhabitants of ancient America. I know that there is a modern day prophet and 12 apostles on the earth today just as there were in Christ's time. I also know that He has restored his authority to govern his church in these latter days and that by the power of the Holy Ghost we can know the truth of all things.

How I live my faith

I love being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and find so much happiness serving alongside the great members of our local church (called a ward). I am currently serving as the ward's ecclesiastical leader and am fortunate to be able to get to know so many outstanding families. One of my primary responsibilities is working with the young men and young women in the ward to help them come closer to the Savior by learning gospel principles. They face so many challenges in this day and age and it is a welcome sight to see their desire to love God as well as witness their selfless service to others. I do my best to be a good example to my wife and children and to show kindness to others. I read from the Bible and Book of Mormon as well as other church publications. Although I am by no means perfect, I strive to follow the commandments God has provided for his children, and every time I am able to do this I have found happiness in my life.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Robb
Mormon church services are for the entire family. We renew the promises that we made when we were baptized during the main service called sacrament meeting. We also offer prayers and sing hymns. Since we have a lay ministry, local church members are assigned to give talks on Sunday. Visitors are most welcome to attend. We also have Sunday School classes and separate meetings for the men called Priesthood and women called Relief Society. There are Primary meetings for children 3 through 11 years of age, young men and young women meetings for members 12 through 17 years of age, as well as a nursery available to children, ages 18 months to 3 years. It is a great place to be on Sunday! I hope you will come and visit and see what our services are like! Show more Show less