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Hi I'm Bob

I enjoy jogging, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding and running a occasional marathon...and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After living in the northern Midwest for 40 years I retired and moved to Texas. Over the past 20 years I have run hundreds of races, including 6 marathons. My last marathon was in 2010. In addition to running, I also enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, and reading good mysteries. I have a mixed breed chihuahua dog who controls me more than I do her, but that's ok cause she's great company. The more time I can spend outdoors in warm weather the happier I am. Life is great when you take the time to appreciate what you have, rather than what you wish you had.

Why I am a Mormon

On a beautiful spring day about 18 months ago I ran into 2 missionaries while out walking my dog. We sat down at a picnic table and the Elders began telling me about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and they gave me a copy of the Book of Mormon and asked if I would read it. I started reading it when I got home and a week later started meeting with the Elders regularly to discuss the book. After a while I started attending church and after several months I was baptized. Reading the scriptures and praying daily has brought so much peace of mind into my life. Knowing my purpose in life, and what I must do to earn all of the blessing I have received makes each day easier to face. We were all chosen and we have all been blessed by our Heavenly Father who made more sacrifices for us then he will ever ask of us. Following His commandments is a small price to pay for the eternal rewards.

How I live my faith

Although I am relatively new to the Church I have found ways to give back to the Church. I help out at the Church on a regular basis and have been fortunate enought to accompany some of the missionaries when they visit prospective members. It a wonderful feeling to meet others who are at a point in their lives where I was not too long ago...looking for direction and right path to take.

What is being a Mormon like?

Bob
It's like turning back the hands of time to when we could trust and depend on family and friends to help us in times of need without expecting anything in return. Attending church rejuvenates the mind and spirit, and allows one to get better acquainted with friends and neighbors. Being a Mormon is learning to become the best person you can be through prayer and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less