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Hi I'm Bob Hamm

I am married, a father of five, grandfather of 13. I am a Financial Advisor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Puget Sound region one of five children with a big brother to look up to and three lovely sisters. To me this is one of the most beautiful areas in the world to live. Within an hour I can either be on a hike in breathtaking mountain settings, water ski in nearby lake, snow ski, fish for salmon or trout, or walk on ocean beaches! That is why I love living in the northwest part of the United States. My wife and I were blessed with one daughter and four sons. Now we are enjoying the increased joy of having 13 grandchildren to play with and enjoy. I just returned from a great three day hike in the mountains with my four boys who are Eagle Scouts. We were blessed to be involved in the Boy Scouts of America and I was able to serve as a volunteer leader before and while my sons progressed through the program on to the Eagle Scout rank. I work as a financial advisor, working with families and individuals to assist them in reaching their retirement or financial goals in life which is a very satisfying, yet nerve racking profession as the world's business climate goes up and down. As each person is unique in their life's circumstances, so are the challenges and opportunities to help them reach the goals they have for their financial lives. I love my work as it is great to help people.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a sophomore in high school my very beloved grandfather died suddenly. Although I was a Christian, I had a very difficult time dealing with the first deep loss of a loved one. In the couple of hours after my mom and dad told us he had died, I was confused and deeply saddened as we quietly traveled out to see may grandmother and be with her during the hours immediately after his death. I can remember melting like a butter in the arms of my grandmother as she comforted me and I could not answer some of the questions that stemmed from his death; why did he have to die, where was he, and what is the purpose to my life? My grandparents lived on some acreage not far away with a creek running through the property where I had spent many, many hours with my family and my grandfather. I ran there to be alone and there uttered my first real sincere prayer to a Father in Heaven I barely knew at the time; Where is he? Is there really a life after this one? Immediately after I said that prayer a "feeling" of calm came over me and I remember the thought coming to my mind; search for this answer and you will find out for yourself! So I did and I started right away. I began by getting involved in Young Life which was an excellent way for me to be able to get to be "reintroduced" to Jesus Christ with other friends my age. After accepting Jesus Christ into my life as my personal Savior, I charged ahead and got involved. I knew that Christ had formed a Church and meant for His Church to be on the earth and I wanted to find it. As I visited many different Christian denominations near my home, I found many differences in the the various churches and my core beliefs I had developed from my study of the New Testament. I met a new friend in one of my classes who when I shared my beliefs in Jesus Christ, believed as I did and there was more. After studying the doctrines taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Christ of Latter-day Saints I joined and am so thankful I did.

How I live my faith

I have been deeply blessed by having been associated for 32 years with the Boy Scouts of America in my various service opportunities in our Church; most of those years working directly with young men age 12-18 years old. It was great to share with them my love of Jesus Christ and His teachings, but I also got the thrill of hiking some of God's most beautiful peaks and valleys throughout the Northwest. I have been able to sit on the top of a mountain and watch the sun come up early on a summer morning and later that day watch the sun set on another peak and just be thankful for the beauties of this earth. We have rafted in class 4 rivers, hiked the Pacific Coast to Shi Shi Beach, hiked through the Olympic Mountains, kayaked in the San Juan Islands or Washington, hiked in the Teton's of Idaho and Wyoming, and sat and looked over the valley from Trap Lake just off the Pacific Crest trail. But none of that was as good as when we would gather around the fire at night and one of the boys would share his feelings of gratitude for his Savior Jesus Christ and what the atonement meant to him... that has meant more to me than anything else. Currently my wife and I get to serve the young single adults in our area by attending church with them, supporting them spiritually, learning from their daily experiences as they likewise teach us. It is amazing that they let us be a part of their life. One of the greatest blessings we have now is that our married children have started their own families and we can be a part of the lives of our grandchildren. We love to spend time gathering them all together and then standing back to watch them all play together as only families can. After the grandchildren are all in bed and it is only the adults interacting with each other, we are favored once again to be able to listen and our children laugh about growing up and the fun things they did. It is great to be a little more "experienced" and have these great times.