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Hi I'm Bob

I am a technology management consultant, I'm a kayaker, I'm a Boy Scout leader, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I own and operate a small information technology management consulting business. I provide high-level management consulting services for state and local governments. When I am not working I enjoy sea kayaking. We own two sea kayaks and kayak in the South Puget Sound. I also build wooden kayaks from kits. I love to be on the water. I also have sailboats and other water craft. We have some of the best boating opportunities anywhere in the world. I have been a Boy Scout leader for 35 years. I was a Scoutmaster for 25 years and have seen many of my Scouts achieve their Eagle Rank. I am also involved in the council and district as a trainer. I have been a Wood Badge course director and have staffed 14 courses. I was a Jamboree Scoutmaster in 2001 at the National Jamboree. I have held most every District position. My three sons are Eagle Scouts. I have a great family of three sons and one daughter. Each is married. We have six grandchildren. We love to get together and be with our family. Possessions come and go, but our family will be together forever.

Why I am a Mormon

The church works for me and my family. As a religion we have living prophets and apostles, modern revelation, and modern scriptures. I have read and studied our doctrine in depth and found that they are consistent and answers life's important questions. I have read and studied the Book of Mormon in depth. The Book of Mormon contains a promise that if you read and pray to find out if it is true, God will reveal its truthfulness to you. I read the book, prayed, and have received my own personal revelation that it is true. The church provides a complete program for raising a successful family. We raised our children in the church and they each are outstanding individuals. I have had many wonderful experiences and felt the spirit many times. I am a Mormon because I have a testimony of the Savior, Jesus Christ. He restored his church, his priesthood, and his saving ordinances. I am a better person as I strive to be his disciple..

How I live my faith

I am a Bishop and have leadership responsibilities for our local congregation. I provide ministerial services and help the poor and the needy improve their situation. I work with our youth. I enjoy preparing young men and women to prepare for and serve full time missions. I enjoying providing service to the members of our local church. I try to follow the Saviors example in how I serve and interact with others. I get to see the Gospel of Jesus Christ improve the lives of Latter-Day Saints as they apply Christ's teachings. I am active in the Boy Scouting program as an adult leader trainer, I teach outdoor and dutch oven cooking, serve on the District advancement committee, and support many other scouting activities.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

The welfare program helps those in need. All Members are invited to fast two meals and contribute the associated value to a special "Fast Offering" fund. This fund finances the church's welfare programs. The church helps the needy by providing food through a Bishop's food order, clothes and furniture through Deseret Industries, and financial monetary assistance through the fast offering funds. The church also has employment centers and social services and family counseling services available to help its members. The welfare helps our elderly and those with special needs such as the handicapped, and the mentally ill. As a church we take care of our own people. The Bishop approves all Welfair assistance on a case-by-case basis. The ward Relief Society President (the womens organization's president) plays a key role in helping the poor and the needy. For assistance, recipients are encouraged to work (when able) so that they are blessed and can bless the lives of others. Work is a guiding principle in the Church's welfare program. Show more Show less