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Hi I'm Rob

I am a greatful husband and father of 4. I am a home inspector. I play table tennis (ping pong). I love camping and the outdoors.

About Me

I have always enjoyed playing sports. I spent my youth playing soccer (8-21), young adult playing volleyball (17-38), and currently enjoying ping pong. I have spent some time playing basketball, raquetball and skiing. I enjoy working on cars, bicycles and home maintenance. I have been working as a home inspector since early 2001. I have a loving wife and have been blessed with 4 children.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was not raised with any particular education about religion I always knew that Jesus Christ was a profoundly important person, I just had no idea why. As I grew up I had chances to attend different churches with friends but I don't recall any doctrine or teachings about Jesus that helped me understand His importance. It wasn't until I came to learn about the teachings of the LDS church that His importance began to make sense. Everything the LDS church teaches about Jesus is good and can be confirmed by the feeling of the spirit inside me that tells me when something is true. I got the feeling clearly when I was learning about the church. The church teaches Jesus Christs' doctrine on what we are suposed to do in this life to return to heaven and help others to return as well.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in Christ every day by showing love and respect to my wife and my children. I live my faith at work by performing my job to the best of my ability and being honest in all my dealings with others. In the church I serve as an assistant to the Bishop. My title is "1st councilor" in the Bishopric. My duties include overseeing the organizations of the youth age 12-18, sunday school adult and youth classes, missionary work, employment assistance, and building/facilities maintenance.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Rob
The term "Mormons" was initially used as a slang term by those opposed to the church and it's people. The name was used in a derogatory or negative manner something like an insult but it ultimately failed to have that effect. Church members were called Mormons due to the name of the book of scriptures we read in companionship with the Bible, The Book of Mormon, which is a compilation of many books written by ancient prophets. Using this name for us as a people is no more correct than calling Jews Torans or Muslims Koranians. We do not generally refer to ourselves as Mormons but instead as Latter Day Saints or members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We do however recognize that the general public still widely recognizes the term "Mormon" and, as the name does not offend us, we acknowledge the reference and try to clarify the name of our church and our people whenever we can. Show more Show less