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Hi I'm Rod

I'm a Mormon. I was converted after receiving my own witness that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true.

About Me

I worked for a utility company for 29 years. Now I am retired. My wife and I are serving a Mission at the local Institute. We love meeting with the young singles and serving them. While investigating the Church one of the concepts presented was that of Eternal Marriage. I love my wife and realized that I would like to spend the eternities with her. That was the pivotal point in my conversion. I love spending time in the outdoors either camping or off-roading. I built two off-road Toyota Landcruisers. The first was a 1966 FJ40. The second was a 1999 100 Series. I have completed most of the difficult trails in Arizona. Now that I am retired, we spend a lot of time together doing the things we like to do including chores around the house, visiting friends and family, going to the Temple, and fulfilling service assignments at the Cannery or the Storehouse.

Why I am a Mormon

At age fifteen I was discussing the Bible with some adults and I told them the Bible could not be correct since it had been translated so many times. I was relieved when I learned the 8th Article of Faith and knew I had been prompted at an early age. My wife's Patriarchal Blessing mentions children and we only had one child. We were given a tip on some children that needed parents. I was prompted to get the names of the children from their guardian so we could pray for them by name. Within six weeks, our new son and daughter were living in our home. Since joining the Church I had been unable to do family history past my father. Attempts to find my grandfather failed repeatedly. Several years ago, I received a prompting to go to the Family History Center and look for my grandfather. I found him and a whole lot of other relatives. My wife and I have completed the sealing ordinances for all of our family members we have found up to this point. When our son left for his mission, I was filled with joy knowing that our son was where he was supposed to be. Six years later on the way to the cemetery, I had the same overwhelming joy that our son was where he was supposed to be. During General Conference we all hear the words that our leaders share with us. When we take it upon ourselves to act based on the words we heard, it is because the Holy Ghost has witnessed to our hearts the truthfulness of the message. Once again, I believe I listened to the message given and the promptings I was receiving. I shared my feelings with my wife and she concurred on the course of action. The result we got to be fully retired much earlier than we ever expected. I retired while I was only 58. Many have asked how I did that. My reply, listen to the prophet and obey the promptings you receive.

How I live my faith

Since retiring I serve as a Ward Missionary and my wife and I work with the young singles in our area assisting with Family Home Evenings. 0 I also am the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for our building. With the help of other men, I organize and prepare meals for the ward at all functions.