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Hi I'm Robert Adams

I spent 30 years in the US Air Force, lived in Europe, Asia, and all over the US and retired as a colonel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a son, husband of a beautiful wife, father of seven children, and grandfather of 18 grandchildren. I graduated from university with a degree in accounting and later got a masters degree in business. I served in the US Air Force 30 years, living in Europe, Asia, and all over the United States (we lived in 17 homes). My work assignments were all business related focusing primarily on the Air Force budget and accounting. My last Air Force assignment was as the Comptroller of the Air Education and Education Command. I retired seven days before 9/11 as a colonel. I then began working for the US Department of Veterans Affairs as the Deputy Director of their Financial Services Center. I enjoy giving service. One highlight memory was serving as scoutmaster when we lived in Denver, Colorado. My four sons are Eagle Scouts. My father and I are Eagle Scouts. My three daughters earned a comparable award, the Young Womanhood Award. I am blessed with the greatest children and grand children. I love to read and work in my garden. I am a Mormon

Why I am a Mormon

As a teenager I wanted to know Christ. I had accepted him as my personal Savior and wanted to be associated with his church. I visited many different churches, attended their services and talked to their ministers or priests. I asked each minister where they got their authority, but wasn't satisfied with their answers. I read and prayed about the Book of Mormon, attended church services, and found all my questions were answered. I felt Heavenly Father answered my personal prayers, gave me peace and happiness, I found love and friendship in the church. The Air Force moved me to many places. I found the church to be the same in every location. Our seven children prospered in our many moves (two moved before their senior year of high school, one in the middle of her junior year). Our seven children graduated from six different high schools. Our family and church were constants. Schools and friends were variables. My four sons all earned their Eagle Scout rank. My three daughters earned their Young Womanhood Award. While we are not perfect, the gospel provided a firm foundation that taught our children love and respect. They excel in their professions. They are raising great children who love the Lord. They provide service to their communities. I am very proud of them and feel much of their success comes from the foundation and values they learned in the church. I am especially grateful for the atonement of my Savior, for his mercy and love for me personally. I'm thankful he is forgiving and patient with me as I try to become like him. I am thankful to know he is my Savior.

How I live my faith

The church taught me about service. I have found great joy in giving service and in working with youth and adults in helping them provide service. I hope I live my life in such a way that others recognize the difference Christ has made in my life.