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Hi I'm Bob Monroe

I'm a father, husband, lawyer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 32 years old, and I'm a husband and father of three. I have a five year old son, a three year old daughter, and an 11 month old son. I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Argentina. It was a great experience! I love sports!! I love to play and watch football, basketball, baseball, racquetball, etc. And I love my Arizona sports teams even though it seems like they rarely give me much to cheer about! I just graduated from law school and am looking forward to beginning my career as an attorney.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a Mormon. My mom took me and my brothers and sisters to church every week growing up. But there came a time when I felt like I needed to decide for myself whether I wanted to continue being an active member of the church or choose another path. When I was 18 years old, I had to make a decision whether or not to serve a mission for the church. I figured that if I was going to devote two years of my life to something, I needed to be sure it was something I believed in. So I spent a great deal of time reading, pondering, and praying about the Bible and Book of Mormon. I truly feel like my prayers were answered and that I received a confirmation from God that the things I had been taught my whole life about our Savior Jesus Christ and the restoration of His church through the prophet Joseph Smith were true. Having received that answer, I served a two year mission and have continued faithfully ever since. I have had a lot of trials and difficulties since then that have tested my faith. But I know that if I continue to pray, follow the example of our Savior, and have faith in Him that everything will turn out okay. I truly am grateful to be a member of this church. It teaches the gospel of Jesus Christ in its purity. And it is only by living the teachings of Christ that I have been able to find peace and happiness in my life.

How I live my faith

I try and live my faith everyday. Now that I am a father of three young children, I feel that it is especially important for me to be a good example to them. It seems like everything I say or do is repeated back to me by my children. So I want to make sure that the things they are learning from me are good and will serve them throughout their lives. I want them to see by my example that I have faith in my Father in heaven and in his son Jesus Christ. And not only that I do have faith, but also that my faith leads to actions that demonstrate my faith. A few of the ways that I live my faith are by praying with my family every morning and night and over meals. We also try to read from the scriptures daily. It is quite the task with three little ones to try and read scriptures, but they are learning to love it. In fact, if we ever miss a night, my kids are quick to remind me that we still need to read some scriptures. I am also blessed with the opportunity to give of my time every week with an assignment in my ward. It has been a significant challenge for me and my family to be asked to sacrifice so much time to serve others. But at the same time, we have been blessed tremendously. I just completed law school, and I served in my calling for the entire duration of law school. My assignment usually required an evening or two each week and most of the day on Sunday to provide service for others who live within my ward. It's been hard to give up some of my time that I could have been spending with my young family, but it has been worth it. And I know that God has blessed me and my family for our willingness to serve.