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Hi I'm Robin

I grew up in the Mojave Desert. Now I live in Washington state. I'm a mailman. My family means everything to me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spent 20 years working in the retail industry, both for myself and for others. When I was 40 I returned to school and completed a Bachelors Degree. Oddly enough, I then went to work for the United States Postal Service. I enjoy meeting the diverse population of people that live on my route. I feel like I perform a useful and necessary job. Outside of work I spend all my free time with my wife now that the kids are grown up. When we retire we want to do the things we enjoy. Riding bikes, snowshoeing, we want to take up canoeing or kayaking. Sometimes we just sit together and read. We just enjoy each other's company. I have three daughters, ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. They factor somewhat into my time outside of work. We joke with our daughter that now that we are grandparents we have all of the fun and none of the responsibility. It's funny, we still spend time parenting with our daughters. Not much; just enough to keep our hand in. People ask me about all the things we can't do as members of the church. I like to tell them about the things I have chosen to do. I have chosen to have a clean and healthy life style. I have chosen to serve in the church and to help others. I have chosen, in my small way, to try to live up to standards set for me by our Savior. I have never regretted those choices.

Why I am a Mormon

I was seeking something more in my life. I had a belief that there was more to life and that there was a force in the universe that would make sense of everything. Then I met my wife. She was a member of the church. She told me a little about her faith and it piqued my interest. I learned more and a whole new world opened up to me. There was more to life than self interest, going to work, making money and vegging out in front of the television. I was excited to learn that I could make a difference in the world; first within my family as a husband and father, and then outside my home as an example of my faith. I have found that it can be very satisfying helping others.

How I live my faith

I serve in my ward as Ward Clerk. It is my job to keep the records of our ward correct and up to date. This can be quite challenging. People move in and out; children are born; and sadly, people die. I note each of these changes on the records to make sure they accurately reflect the make-up of the ward. Outside of the church building I go to visit several families to check on their well being and take them a spiritual message. If they need help in some way, I will provide them with help or seek others to help to provide what is needed. This is very satisfying and I have made friends of my families. At work, my co-workers all know that I am a Latter Day Saint. They know that I have certain standards that I strive to live by. As a result, they try not to make off color remarks, use bad language or use the name of our savior in inappropriate ways. It is nice that they are approaching my standards because of my example. My wife and I study the scriptures every day. This includes the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price. While people outside the church may not be aware of any of these but the Bible, they tell of the mission of Jesus Christ and teach us how to live with one another and how we may return to our Father in Heaven. I am glad for my church membership because it has made my life and the lives of those around me better and fuller. 21 Jan 2018 My wife and I are preparing to serve a Senior Couples Mission. We are seeing the Bishop today to start our application.