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Hi I'm Robert

I was born and raised in Georgia. I build roads and bridges. I love sports, dogs, and the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a long line of native Georgians. Some of my best memories are of spending time hunting in the woods around my grandparents' farm in South Georgia, where I believe my interest in gardening started. I was also very interested in the small family cemetery that was located on the farm. I think my love of family history began there, as I studied the names and dates on the headstones. I enjoyed playing sports in high school and after college, I worked at various jobs until getting employed inspecting the construction of roads and bridges throughout the state. One of my earlier jobs brought me in contact with my first wife, who introduced me to the Mormon church. That marriage eventually ended, but a short time later, I met and married my present wife. About a year ago, we learned I have ALS, sometimes known as Lou Gehrig's disease. I will probably retire in the next few months and spend more time researching my family history.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Baptist family and was very involved with the Baptism student group when I was in college. It was during that time that I became aware of Mormons and even accepted and read a copy of the Book of Mormon that missionaries handed out on campus. It was not until after I met my first wife, however, that I began attending meetings. Circumstances in my life had made me look for more reassurance and after being in a few short meetings, I found that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints held the answers that I was looking for. The idea that families can be forever, and not just end at death gave me great comfort. I already believed in the divine grace of Christ, but now I understood more of His mission and my relationship to Him and to our Heavenly Father. I know that I can return to them and be able to share eternity with my wife, our family, and other family members that have gone on before. I am grateful for the resurrection and the love that God has for all his children.

How I live my faith

Throughout my time in the church, I've served in many different positions, from assisting the bishop in watching over our congregation, to working with the young men, to planning activities, and even teaching the 10-year old children in Sunday School. At the present time, I work with the full-time missionaries, making sure that our congregation is doing our best to support them in their work. I do my best to live the values I have accepted, such as being honest in all my doings and trying to be of service wherever I can be.