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Hi I'm Bob Shaha

I grew up in a military family, living in many different places all over the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived in several different countries (USA, Argentina, Bolivia, Japan, Germany) and have had rich exposure to their cultures. I love team sports like baseball, soccer, and football. My parents converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was very young. My military upbringing has taught me that my faith and family are the most important things I have in my life. After graduating from BYU, I married my sweetheart and spent my first four years of marriage in Germany as an officer in the Army. Since then we have lived in Southern California, Washington, Colorado and Arizona. We have six children.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a great love for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The doctrines I have learned are near and dear to my heart. As a Mormon, I have made covenants to serve others. In my life experience I've learned that basically all God wants us to do is be nice to one another. The thing that motivates me most to keep my covenants is that if I do, my family can be eternal; it can continue not just through time, but for all eternity. I know that through the great atoning sacrifice my Savior made for me and my works in this life, His grace is sufficient to help me return to live with my Father in Heaven. He has a great plan of happiness that drives my actions toward righteous living.

How I live my faith

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have served in many capacities. Our church has a lay ministry, and I have had many opportunities to serve. As a youth of 12 I served as a Deacon, at 14 as a Teacher, and at 16 as a Priest. In each of these positions I served in various leadership positions. At the age of 18 I became an Elder, and continued my preparation to serve a full-time mission for the Church. At the age of 19 I was called on a mission to serve in Northern Japan, where I served for two years. Other positions I've held since then are in teaching and presiding positions over adult and youth groups within the Church. I've also been a Scout Master over the local Boy Scout troop. I have also served as a councilor to my Bishop. As a member of the Church I also serve as a home teacher. My Bishop has asked that I give ongoing service to some families, and to visit them in their homes at least once a month. The service given varies, including mowing of lawns, visiting or providing for them when they have special needs due to illness or other adversity, or death in the family. I also have many opportunities to serve in my community, including service projects, some of which I organize. Recently I participated in a project at our local high school to help beautify the grounds and repair and maintain school equipment.