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Hi I'm Rob Whiting

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born into a family of six children as child #5. I grew up on a small farm where I learned to care for animals, milk cows (by hand) and grow fruit, gardens etc. I graduated from BYU with a Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering. For the last 26 yrs I have worked for Boeing Commercial Airplane group and Ford motor Company. I enjoy hiking, fishing, and woodworking. I have qualified to be an Amateur Radio or Ham Radio operator with a rating of Extra Class. When I was 19, I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Spain. I married my wife of 32 yrs when I was 22 yrs old. We have raised 4 daughters, 2 of which have also married. We are proud grandparents of 5 grand children, 4 boys and 1 girl.

Why I am a Mormon

I was helped down this path in that My parents are Mormons, so I have always been associated with the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When I became a young adult I became aware of other churches and religions. In all that study I have never learned anything that has caused me to question or desire to pursue anything else. I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have been taught to love my family, it is what gives me purpose to life. I have come to understand the teachings of the Savior to respect and love others even those who may despise you or ridicule you. I have come to appreciate the many opportunities that come from being a Mormon to serve others and help my community. Our congregations are always looking for and participating in community projects big and small that can help strengthen, beautify and make it better. I have no other group that can offer what I find in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is done in many ways from a personal/private actions to public involvement as well. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, does not have paid clergy, but rather relies on the members to lead and serve with in each congregation. This is sometimes called a 'lay ministry'. We are encouraged to establish and maintain a personal relationship with God and Jesus Christ. I have been asked to serve as a leader of a congregation to help provide spiritual and physical guidance to congregations. I have also been asked to plan, direct and serve on many youth activities for hundreds of youth. I volunteer to help in the community by participating on cleanup and improvement activities. Within the church men are assigned to visit and watch over a few families to make sure things are well, and help where it can benefit. We believe our faith is not defined by an event or a statement, but rather in the way we live our lives each day. I may not be perfect, but I find great joy in living my life according to the example provided by Jesus Christ during his mortal ministry. He is where we anchor our faith and he is were we go to find forgiveness for weakness and strength to go on and keep trying.