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Hi I'm Robert

I am just a man who loves his family, loves the Lord, and loves life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a middle-aged man who loves life. I have often been described as having a cheery disposition. When people ask me why I am so happy I tell them its because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a father of three boys and a husband to an amazing wife. We love to spend time together as a family despite the busy schedule that comes with raising three boys. I enjoy my carrier as a Layout Designer where I help design Microchips using a CAD tool. I love the people that I work with and believe in being a team member. I love the feeling that comes to my heart when I have finished my project. I love to sing (privatly or in a choir) and love Classical music. My favorite is Boroque. I also listen to The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, new age, and some of my favorite 80's. I have always been fascinated by aircraft and love to study them. At one time in my life I had memorized the names of over 100 civilian and military aircraft. I have a passion for art. When I was in highschool I won Best of Show at the Arizona State Fair for a pencil drawing I entered.

Why I am a Mormon

The Gospel of Jesus Christ has guided me throughout my life. I was raised in the LDS church and was able to find values that helped me to avoid many traps and pitfalls in life. Despite this, I still had my struggles and trials. Yet I know that the Lord was there to help me even in my hardest times. The last three years have been difficult for me. I was involved in an abusive marriage for 13 years. I had struggled to find answers to help me understand what to do. Through counseling, prayer, and reading the scriptures I was able to find these answers and get the strength to not be a victim. I invited my spouse to join me in this journey but she didn't see the need since she felt the problem wasn't her. Soon after this we separated for two years before finally getting a divorce. Though I felt lost, I continued to call upon the Lord for strength and guidance. I know that he was there to help me in those difficult times. Unfortunately there was one innocent victim in this story... my five-year-old son. I love him dearly and did not want him to see abusive behavior. I continued to take him to church with me so that he could feel the Spirit and know that God loves him. I continued to have faith and a positive outlook on my life. Soon I met a wonderful young lady who had gone through a divorce serveral years prior. She has two boys older than my son. After a year of courtship she and I joined our two families together to make one happy family in the Lord. We attend church regularly and have a family night each week together. My son now has two loving brothers and always looks forward to spending time with them. The Lord has blessed me so much despite my trials. I truely believe that our trials are given to us to help us learn and grow. I look at my life now and am filled with gratitude and love.

How I live my faith

I go to church every week. In my congregation (Ward) I serve as a Ward Missionary. I encourage other members of the Ward to reach out and serve others who are not of our faith. Christ said "love thy neighbor as thyself." What better way to love others than to serve them? Once a week my family and I set aside an evening just for us and call it Family Home Evening. We begin this meeting with a song and a prayer. We then teach a brief lesson about our Savior and His Gospel, and end with a closing prayer and a small treat. Each of us rotates through these responsibilities, giving us a new task each week. I have found that reading the scriptures every morning edifies the soul. Each morning we awake at 6am, sing a hymn, and read aloud one chapter in the Bible or Book of Mormon. We often pause and discuss the life lessons found in the scriptures and apply them into our daily lives. We conclude our study time with a prayer. This routine helps us keep the Spirit in our home. In our church we find it important to take care of each other. One way of doing that is through a program called Home Teaching. Once a month I have the opportunity to go out and visit one or two families with another member of our Ward. We share with them a spiritual message and end with a prayer. I love this program. It gives me an opportunity to ask how they are doing and if there is anything I can do to help. It creates a feeling of trust between members of the Ward, so that we can rely on each other should we need help from outside our own family unit. I love the Lord and His Gospel. I find Joy when I serve my neighbor. I know we have a living prophet today who guides us through life's trials and teaches us what Heavenly Father would have us do. I know the scriptures are the word of God and that they guide us on the path that leads us back to Him. I know that families can be together forever. I am so grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!