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Hi I'm Rob

I'm a Mormon because my 3rd great grandfather joined the Church in 1852 in England and moved to Salt Lake Valley two years later.

About Me

I am happily married with 7 children and 2 grandchildren. I am excited about this new part of my life. I graduated in accounting and work for the Boeing Company for the last 31 years. I love playing basketball, running, street biking and hiking, but finding some age related aches and pains slowing me down a little. I have been teaching myself to play the piano and can actually play some of our Church hymns which bring me a lot of satisfaction.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a home with great parents. I don't think at the time I appreciated them as much as I do now. I look forward to seeing them some day after this life. When I was in high school, I thought life was fun, friends and something going on all of the time. In my junior year I realized life was more than high school. I was born in the Mormon Church and thought I would read the Book of Mormon to see if it was true. If it was I needed to shape up, if not then life would continue to be fun. I remember opening the book to the first page to begin reading. Never in my life have I ever felt such a warm loving feeling from a power not of this world. It was as real to me as if I immersed myself in a warm bath. At the time I thought it was neat, but I wasn't yet convinced yet the Book of Mormon was true. Night after night I would read and every time I did I had this warm feeling come over me and I now realized that was the Holy Ghost talking to my soul. Finally after several months of doing this I could not deny the truthfulness of that book and lived my life as one who was a disciple of Jesus Christ. I was excited about God, His Church, Joseph Smith who translated the book and Jesus Christ who died for me.

How I live my faith

Because of my current position in the Church, I must spend about 20 hours a week serving in the Church and helping members and non-members be better. Being a disciple of Christ is most effectively done one person at a time. This work has given me much joy and has helped me understand revelation and how it works. I have seen many miracles in my life and in others as too many things come together in perfect order. Some may think it a coincidence, but I see it as God's hand in each of our lives.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

I don't believe God would leave us alone on this earth without his divine intervention. God is there for everyone, but if you want to know if God truly restored His Church on this earth again, read the Book of Mormon and ask him. You will come to know without a doubt that God is real and there for you and that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith who translated the book in 60 days was His prophet. I know it seems unreal, but that is what I believe. Show more Show less