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Hi I'm Robert

I'm a Mormon. I love my cute family. I enjoy my work, playing sports and warm weather. I like to help others.

About Me

Life seems to be too short to do everything that I think I would love to do right now. I like to play team sports, especially soccer, but mostly have time to play basketball. I work as a consultant in the field of operations research to primarily help manufacturers make capacity and resource decisions. I got my MBA and the world again opened up to amazing possibilities. I like to help out in charitible things like giving to organizations that provide the basic necessities to people who do not have a very high quality of life.

Why I am a Mormon

There was a time in my life when I really wanted to know if the Church was true. I had faith that Heavenly Father would answer my prayer as I had felt some impressions from prayers before. I reasoned that if the Book of Mormon was true then Joseph Smith must be a true prophet; If Joseph Smith was a true prophet then God really did have His Church again on the earth. So, to me, if the Book of Mormon was true then the Church was true and everything about it since God was guiding it. I decided to read the Book of Mormon and then pray for an answer. As I read I felt very peaceful, but didn't accept that as an answer to my question at the time. Only when I finished the book did I feel like it was now the right time to ask if it was true or not. I knelt down that night and prayed asking Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon was true. I stayed there listening, searching, and wondering how I would know the answer. I didn't know what to expect. I felt that if there were any doubt of whether I had received an answer or not then it must not be an answer at all because God would not leave me in doubt about something so important. The answer didn't come that night or even the next. After a week I still hadn't had what I felt was a sure answer after much time on my knees. One late night I again knelt down at a chair to pray and ask Heavenly Father if it was true. I turned a chair to face the corner of the room to be a bit more private. I had barely started my prayer and asked my question when I felt an overwhelming and peaceful feeling begin in my heart and quickly grow to fill my whole body. It was so powerful. I couldn't hold back my tears as I suddenly knew that the Book of Mormon was true! The answer was unmistakable. It left me with no doubt. I felt like I wanted to never do anything wrong again and always be good. God answered my prayer that this is true. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have really great neighbors. We all want to help each other when there's a need regardless of who we're helping. For example, many people helped reshingle several neighbor's roofs over the years. That is never a fun job, but a crew came out to sweat and blister their hands. Several people helped cut up large trees after strong winds blew them down. When a sweet neighbor's husband passed away we all comforted her by being with her even though we couldn't communicate. She speaks Chinese and we speak English. And I like helping move people in and out because they mean so much to me and the neighborhood. I work with the Boy Scouts of America in the Scout Committee as part of my church calling to help raise honorable men of all ages from the Cubs to the Ventures. On Sunday I attend my meetings and help to teach the same youth. I also have a couple of families I visit monthly. One I have visited for about 10 years now and they are so wonderful and are fun to speak Spanish with.