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Hi I'm Rob

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in 1947 in Pittsburg, Penn. I have 4 brothers and 2 sisters.My wife and I have been married for 41 years-We have 4 terrific children and 6 beautiful grandchildren. Hobbies include reading good books & golf. I met my wife in college in the church Institute program. We were married in the Oakland Temple in 1970.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the church. I joined the church when I was 18 years old. My conversion happened because of the promise found in the Book of Mormon. (Moroni 10:3-5) I was taking the lessons from the missionaries at my mormon friends house and after the 1st lesson I asked him "Do you really believe what the missionaries taught me?". I decided to go ahead and listen to the 2nd lesson. At the end of the lesson the missionaries talked to me about prayer. They actually taught me the basics of prayer and then they asked me to pray. I can not relate in words what happened when I knelt with the missionaries and my friend and uttered that humble prayer. I actually felt the spirit reaching my heart, that still small voice letting me know that the message the missionaries had for me was important. I listened to that spirit and took all the lessons from the missionaries. During this time I was reading and pondering alot and praying alot more. It was at the end of the lessons that I knew that the missionaries had brought to me the most important message I would receive in this life-That Jesus is the Christ, that he has atoned for my sins and that the restored church is on the earth today.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being the best example I can be. I have had many opportunities to serve in the church and have enjoyed every opportunity. I am at this time teaching a youth Sunday School class. I also enjoy singing in the church choir.

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Rob
When I was investigating the church my mormon friend asked me to come to the "Stake" house with him. I assumed that we were going to dinner and that we were going to have steak for dinner! Of course I learned that evening that the "Stake house" was a church building. I soon learned that the church is organized geographically with either a branch or a ward which is part of a Stake. Show more Show less