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Hi I'm Rob Linder

I grew up in Virginia just outside of DC. I started a dental practice management company. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up one of five children in Northern Virginia. My father worked for the government. We never had much, and I never knew any better. When I was 12 my parents separated and my mother took us to Utah to be closer to her family. I learned about life a little earlier than most. I started working at a young age, and have never stopped. I met the girl of my dreams and married her about twelve years ago, and we have five amazing children. I would like to think I am the dad to them that I wish I had when I was a boy. My wife and I love to travel and spend time with the family. I love to read (rather listen on my ipod) to military history books, spy thrillers, and presidential biographies. I have a professional upland game bird hunting dog, who loves to point Quail and Rabbit for me - and my children adore him.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a Mormon, but I must have been around 16 when I realized this was all real. I was sitting in a chapel and someone had just sung a musical number. My heart was overwhelmed with love, peace, joy, and I felt myself starting to cry. It was then that I knew that Jesus Christ was my Savior, and that He loved me. If I close my eyes I can picture it still. Later when I was 19, I had another very powerful experience confirming to me that the Book of Mormon was really a record of God and another testament of Jesus Christ. Since those days, I am re-affirmed weekly of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Christ, which keeps me going.

How I live my faith

On Sunday my family makes chocolate chip cookies. We eat a few, then load up plates to take to people in need. We take cookies to school friends, teachers neighbors, and people whom we just want to tell them we love them. It is a funny thing how a cookie can change a person. For those who make them (in hour home), it is a sacrifice to give them away, but the feeling we get when we see others enjoy such a simple gift is a priceless joy. My children are learning that when we give of our time and talents and possessions, we feel the ultimate level of joy.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Rob Linder
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