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Hi I'm Robin

I LOVE to swim, and I love teaching kids of all ages how to swim. I'm from Indiana. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to swim! During the summers, I lifeguard and teach swimming lessons and it's the best thing ever! I love meeting new people. My friends and family tease me for being a social butterfly and how easily I can strike up a conversation with someone. My philosophy is that strangers are the family we just haven't met yet! Being able to learn about new people and what makes them who they are gives me a better ability to continue to meet people. I love to sing, too! I'm usually that girl that when you pull up to a stop light and see someone rocking out to music, that's me! Singing to Backstreet Boys or Motown. I have such a wide variety of music I listen to, I usually catch people off guard when they catch me singing, cause they don't expect the music I listen to.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I know that the church that I belong to is true. Members and non-members who know members will hear that quite often. This is why I know ... I grew up not a Mormon. I got baptized into the church when I was 18. I was at college and hadn't been to a church since school started and felt that I was missing something. I didn't want to go to the church that I had grown up in, because deep down, I knew there was something else out there. I wanted to weigh my other options before I decided to fully invest my time with what I was familiar with. I didn't feel fulfilled spiritually with what I had and knew that there was something out there that was greater. I visited other churches, but never got the feeling that any of them were right ... until I met the Mormon missionaries. As they taught me, everything just felt right. I knew that this was what I was looking for, and that I had the opportunity to be apart of something greater than my self. Hearing Joseph Smith's trials and dedication to bringing this church to the earth, I felt that he, and Jesus Christ, were two people who were designed to bring the gospel to the earth. Trials and all. I have struggled with addiction and self-esteem, but no matter what, knowing that my Heavenly Father loves me and wants me to return to Him is a solid assurity that this church has given me.

How I live my faith

I am the Young Single Adult Representitive for my family ward. I just got the calling, but it's been great getting to meet the new people around my age. I am learning and growing right along with them. In one of my old wards, there were only 6 Young Single Adults (college aged kids) but we had so much fun together. We volunteered at a local animal shelter about 2 times a week. We walked dogs and helped bathe them. We went bowling once a week and it usually got extremely silly. We'd invite people who weren't members and the missionaries and everyone usually had a blast. We would get together with the high school aged kids who were able to and donate blood or visit the nursing home in our area and chat with the residents and get to hear their stories.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Robin
We have something called the Words of Wisdom that Latter Day Saints live by. We don't drink coffee, tea, alcohol or do drugs. A lot of people see that as being strict, but its actually such a blessing. I don't have to worry about being hung over, not performing well at work, having a cloudy mind, being too hyper from the coffee, etc. I don't have to worry about not passing a drug test or not being able to give blood because of what's in my system. We also have the Law of Chastity that we live by, in which we dress modest, act modest and don't engage in sexual activity until we are married. That is the greatest blessing of all! I don't have to worry about how many different baby's fathers I have or who's not paying child support. I know that I will be married to my husband for time and all eternity, and he will be the only one who will father my children. Many think 'Mormons' have this strict lifestyle they live by and have so many restrictions. But what seems like a restriction, is actually such a blessing. Going from living a crazy lifestyle of drugs and sleeping around, to not ... yes it is hard at first, but it's such an amazing way to live. There's a lot of peace and humility in knowing who my Heavenly Father is and living the way He expects me to and by His standards. Show more Show less