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Hi I'm Rob

I'll do almost anything to get a laugh. One time I put a dead deer in a porta potty at youth camp. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm in surgical sales and enjoy working in the operating room with nurses, technicians and doctors. I'm married to a wonderful wife. We have 3 kids. One boy and two girls. Our oldest son has Aspergers syndrome. He is one of my best friends in the whole world. We both love animals and discussing interesting topics together. He may not be very good at talking to other kids his age about things most kids do, but he is a lot of fun for an adult to carry on a conversation with. He's really smart and his quirkiness is sometimes hilarious. He has learned to deal with life using a very interesting sense of humor. My girls brighten my life and keep me entertained every day. When I have time for hobbies I have a hard time choosing what to do because I like so many things. I love to play adult league soccer, softball, skiing or mt. biking. I collect antiques, sporting memorabilia, things I find at garage sales and thrift stores. I love to design furniture made from unique vintage items. I like landscape photography and painting. My favorite places in the world are Lake Powell, The Rocky Mountains and the Virgin Islands. My dream is to someday learn how to surf. I've never tried it. I love all kinds of music. When I used to have more time, I would write piano pieces or mess around on the guitar. I love non-fiction books, especially biographies. It helps keep me sane to know about all struggles that some of histories greatest people had to endure.

Why I am a Mormon

I have felt God's hand in my life. I would be ungrateful and dishonest to say otherwise. I know in my heart that Jesus Christ is my Saviour. How did I come to conclusion that being a "Mormon" was for me? I've studied the Bible, the Book of Mormon and every other Christian religion that believes in the Bible. I gained a testimony that The gospel that was preached by Peter and Paul in the Bible is the very same gospel that was preached in the book of Mormon and is preached today by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This church answers all of the questions that I had. Not just some, or the ones that I thougth were the most important. I know what it feels like to have God speak to you through inspiration when you look for answers. I'm grateful for his mercy and the blessings that he has given me. The lessons he's taught me through all my trials. The only thing this church has ever taught me are things that have brought me closer to Christ, closer to my family and made me a better person. Of course my goal would be to live my life like Christ would. Obviously I'm far from perfect and far from being like Christ, but the miracle of the gospel of Christ, is that through him and your faith in him, in the end you truly can be forgiven of all of those imperfections. I know that Jesus loves each and every one of us here on earth. I know that through kindness and love to others, we can serve Christ and show our gratitude for what he has done for us.

How I live my faith

I try to be consistant in doing what I know will help me and my family be truly happy. We are not perfect in our attempts but I know that having the faith to put in the effort is what brings the blessings in our life. I read scriptures together with my wife and kids and we pray together every morning before school or before I go to work. I try to be a good example to my kids by being willing to voluntarily serve in church callings. Right now, I am the cub scoutmaster. It is a lot of work at times, but it is also fun and very rewarding. Especially since my boy is now old enough to be involved. It doesn't get any better than building a pinewood derby with your son. I attend church every week. As I've grown older and my understanding of Jesus Christ has grown deeper, I get so much more from church simply from being where I know the Lord wants me to be every Sunday. It gives me a chance to be around other people who I know are devoted to trying to be good people. It's easy to develop good freindships with others who are sincere in those beliefs. I try to study the gospel every day in some way or another. Usually by reading the Bible or the Book of Mormon. I also pray individually every day. The way I would most like to live my faith is by treating others the way Christ would treat them. I was once touched by a story about Mother Theresa. In Calcutta India she was tending to a sick elderly man who's rotting skin caused a smell so bad that no one would go near him. She wrapped her face with a handkerchief and washed his body with soap and a bucket of water. A reporter asked her why she continued to do this day in and day out. She replied that she treats every person as if that person were Jesus Christ himself. That is exactly what he taught in Mathew : 25. The more I can live like that, the happier I am. Times when I get too focused on my own personal goals or pleasures only deprive me of that pure Joy that only serving Christ can bring.