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Hi I'm Bob Meine

I am a common,ordinary man, an IT project manager, and a grandpa. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a wonderful wife, children, step-children and grandchildren. I enjoy working, eating, playing computer/iPad games, reading, and traveling as time and money permits. I work for a technology company in an IT project management position. My work environment is one of constant change and stress due to competitive pressures and economic uncertainty. I like maintaining my yard as well as a small garden which my wife and I grow ingredients for her home-made salsa and chili sauce. I like to grill and BBQ. I recently purchased a smoker and have enjoyed learning how to BBQ pork and then devour it with our children and grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

As a baby and young child, I was baptized and raised Lutheran. I grew up in a very dysfunctional and combative family and my parents were divorced after many biter fights. A few years after the divorce, my mother joined the LDS church and directed us children to join, which was in direct opposition to my father who bitterly opposed us joining the LDS church. My attendance at either the LDS or Lutheran churches were sporadic and then stopped by the time I turned 16. I graduated from high school, enlisted in the air force, was married and had my first child. My marriage was weak and I felt the gripping, sinking feeling of failure as a husband and father and had to find a way to change for my boy’s sake. I came to a point where I had to put all of the emotional, conflicting teachings and doctrine aside and come before the Lord to know if the LDS church was true. I had prayed with anger all through one particular night and into the early morning. Sometime during the morning my heart changed. I prayed for forgiveness for what I had done to others, for how I had turned my back on what was right, for how I had blamed the Lord for my decisions when I knew better, and for a clear, undeniable answer if the LDS gospel was true. I felt as if I was pulled into an embrace and heard the words spoken to me, “I love you.” I received my answer to prayer; the feelings of assurance, worth, forgiveness, and a testimony that the LDS church is true.

How I live my faith

I attend church meetings and the temple, serve in callings, pray and read scriptures, and strive to live with gratitude for my Savior, Jesus Christ. I reflect many times each day on how blessed I am by the Lord and I strive to do my best at work and to live my life by following the principles and ordinances of the gospel and to learn more of Jesus Christ and to live His teachings and follow His examples.