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Hi I'm Robin Forrest

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I currently work for the Dept of Navy supporting our Sailors, Marines and Soldiers so they can do the best job they can defending our freedoms. After retiring from the US Navy, I wanted to continue serving our great country and repay some of the support I received while I was on active duty. Being a Mormon while serving in the Navy definitely was a blessing. I never worried about my wife not being there when I came home from sea. Likewise, she never worried about me while I was in foreign ports. We both love each other very much and trust each other just as much. We have 3 children, one son on a mission for our Church, one son serving in the US Navy as a Corpsman (medic) with the US Marines and a daughter still in school becoming a beautiful young woman. I like golf running and cycling, though I haven't had much time to do any lately. I love and miss the mountains out west where I grew up.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon and grew up in a small town that was predominately Mormon. After joining the Navy, I fell away from the church for a couple years, during which my life continued to not go very well. I wasn't as happy as I was before, but I didn't fully realize why. I started receiving letters from my sister where she was basically telling me what to do about problems that I hadn't really told anyone in my family that I was having. This woke me up and I started paying closer attention to that little voice and heeding its promptings. As I did this, things started to improve for me. When I transferred to a new duty station, I started going back to Church and I haven't looked back since. I know that if it weren't for the promptings of the Spirit to both my sister and I, things would not have turned out the way they have and I wouldn't have the life and family that I do now. I believe in the gospel of Jesus Christ and know that living by His teaching will improve my happiness as well as those I associate with because my outlook on life is so much better. I also know that by including service to others in our lives, we can share our happiness as well.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon has made my life wonderful. Sure there have been some tough times and rough roads, but without the teachings of Jesus Christ and counsel from living Prophets, life would have been much harder. I know that as I try to follow these teachings, I am becoming a better person and a better husband and father. I currently teach 10-12 year old children and love it. Sometimes I think they teach me more than I teach them! I am amazed when I ask a question to get the answer from the one I thought was not paying any attention at all. These children are smarter than I think I was at their age, though times are definitely different. As I continue to learn more of Christ's teachings and I hope I am becoming wiser, I try to share what I've learned from experience with them in a way that they can hopefully relate to. I love it when the light comes on for them and they repeat it back to me using some of their own experiences.