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Hi I'm Bob!!

I am an middle school teacher and father of 5 and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a beautiful island in northwest Washington, met my wife at college, and now we live in the desert, in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. I graduated from Arizona State University and have been teaching in Tempe Elementary Schools for the last 22 years. I also have a small business cleaning grounds at several condominium complexes. I'm a father of 5 kids, ranging from 23 to 8 years old. I enjoy spending time with them and my wife of 27 years. Life is good!!

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of the Church as a direct result of my older brother's conversion. He was attending college in the upper plains and met a member of the church who invited him to participate with their scout troop. My brother was then taught the Gospel and accepted baptism. While he was serving as a missionary in England, I also listened to and accepted the message of the Gospel. When I was of age, I also served as a missionary in Yugoslavia. I feel that one of the greatest blessings of being a member of the Church is knowing that we have a living prophet on the Earth today who can tell us the mind and will of the Lord for us. He tells us that because of the life, atonement, and resurrection of the Savior, we can all have eternal life and return to live with our Father in Heaven, with our families. My membership in, and testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of my most prized possessions.

How I live my faith

To me, living the Gospel of Christ is a daily matter, not just reserved for Sunday worship at the chapel. We study the scriptures together as a family every morning at 5:45, before we scatter for the day's activities. We pray together, for we know we need the blessings. I have the opportunity to serve in our Young Men's association, working with the 16 and 17 year olds. It's actually quite rewarding. It is a joy to see young men with virtue and moral standards standing tall in a world that, at times, lacks high standards. I have two of my kids are presently serving as missionaries, one in Texas, and another in Ecuador. It's a great sacrifice to our family to have them gone, but the blessings we receive in return are phenomenal. We wouldn't have them doing anything else.