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Hi I'm Robbie

I gew up in beautiful British Columbia, I'm a camper and a nerd. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a second year college graduate who is aiming for a PhD in Archeology. I currently am on a mission in Salt Lake City. While going to school, I worked as a page at my local library. I enjoy doing miniature wargames such as Warhammer and I love to read, especially military science fiction and epic fantasy. I also love camping and the outdoors. I have participated in many camps and expeditions during my child/teenage years such as hiking/canoeing across Vancouver Island, attending the Canadian Scout Jamboree in 2007 and hiking the West Coast Trail. I have been in all levels of the Canadian Scout program from Beavers to Rovers and before I went on my mission I was voluntering as a leader in the Beaver program and later with the Scouts.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have seen the effects of God in my life. I can see what keeping away from drugs and alchohol has done for me and at the same time what it has done to people around me. I have had experiences where things should had ended up much worse then they did. I bear my testimony that it was God that saved me from many injuries and life threatening situations.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to live to the standards at all times. In my callings I try to go above and beyond what is required of me.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Robbie
No, missionaries are asked to give up 18 months to 2 years to serve the Lord. Ultimately, however, it falls to whether or not the young man/woman wants to go. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Robbie
Our attitude toward homosexuality is the same stand we take on any matters of the law of chastity. Temptations are a natural part of everyone that needs to be overcome. Just because one person feels a different temptation than another gives us no right to withhold our support from them. People who feel these temptations should not think that they are bad people because of it nor should others think of them as such. rather we should lend our support in helping them through there challenges. We take a different view of same sex marriage than most because we define marriage differently. We see marriage as the way to having eternal families, a man and a woman working together to raise children in the best conditions they can provide. We do not agree with same sex marriage as that would violate this situation. We encourage our homosexual brothers and sister to try to work past their challenge and promise that if this leaves them unable to find a spouse in this life that God will provide a way after. Show more Show less