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Hi I'm Robert Velasco Burnett

I'm a Global Corporate Controller who grew up in Mexico, is happily married with children for the past 18 years and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico for 8 years during my childhood by my single mother. This time in Mexico instilled in me the importance of family and religion and how it can keep you from the wrong environments. At the age of 2 I got Polio on my right leg, which made it tough to live in a country where soccer is king. But this did not stop me from playing and working hard to proof that I could do anything I set my mind to do. At the age of 12 I returned to live with my father in Salt Lake City, Utah in the United States. Upon my arrival, I was a stranger in a foreign land even though I was a citizen of it. I had to learn English in a time when there was no such thing as ESL in the schools. But these experiences increased my persistence to become better and stronger at whatever came my way. Now, I am fluent in both English and Spanish and I use both languages daily as it has become a important part of my job as Global Corporate Controller. I'm proud of both of my heritages and keep them as part of my daily life. I am a happily married man who has two children and is looking to add a third one. My family is my life. I enjoy spending time with them and we do everything together. We try each day to serve others and our motto is always "befriend the lonely and look for opportunities to serve". We are not perfect but we strive to be the best people we can be.

Why I am a Mormon

At a very young age I was intrigued on the Why’s of what was occurring around me. Why did I get Polio? Why are we poor? Why doesn’t my father live with us? And so on. As I heard my mother try to explain it to me she always said, “You can always do whatever you want. You have a Father in Heaven that knows you and cares about you.” Little by little, I begun to see that was happening in my life was not just coincidence. I begun to pray and listen to the principles being taught at church. As I applied faith, I saw my prayers answered and realized that I was happy. I never went hungry. I received everything I I needed. It was amazing how it all seemed to work out. I was given great uncles who acted as fathers and taught and loved me just like a father would. And above all, there was no physical disability that prevented me from accomplishing anything I wanted to do. As I grew and faced tougher challenges, I always knew where to turn. Life was never a bed of roses, but I knew who was helping me along the way. After all of these years, I look back and see the influence that my faith in my Father in Heaven has had in my life. I could not have accomplished anything I have done thus far without His assistance. I know that He lives and loves me. I know that as I apply the principles and teachings I have learned at church, my life is full of joy and happiness. I know from what source such joy comes from, it’s from my Father in Heaven who has stated repeatedly, “If you obey my commandments, you shall prosper in the land.” I’m a living witness that this is true.

How I live my faith

Jesus asked Peter, his disciplem s, "If you love me, keep my commandments".