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Hi I'm Rob

I am from Nova Scotia. I am a Teacher. I love sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father. Six kids, enough said. Life is busy! I grew up playing sports, and still love to follow Football and Hockey. I have a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degree, and also completed a Masters of Education degree. I enjoy spending time with my family. It's not always easy, but raising children with my wife is the best part of my life. I am currently the "Branch President" of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Yarmouth. It is a responsibility that is both challenging and rewarding. I try to have fun in life, and often enjoy joking around at work and at home. Laughter is a great anecdote for life's trials. Family is really what my life is all about. I can't imagine life without my wife and kids. They are so good to me, and I try my best to serve them and bring laughter into their lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up learning about the teachings of Jesus Christ. I found out on my own, growing up, that real lasting happiness comes from following my Saviour. There is so much more to live for than what the world has to offer. Through reading the word of God, I have found a peace that I don't get from the world. As our society grows further and further from good moral principles, I become more greatful for a church that teaches morality. This is especially true since I have a young family. I am so grateful for the truths that I find in the teachings of Jesus Christ. I know that He lives, and that His teachings will bring lasting happiness in my life.

How I live my faith

Our church congregation is small where I live, so I am very involved in the organization. As the Branch President, my role is not unlike the role of a shepherd, leading a flock. I do not ask our congregation to do anything I wouldn't do. I try and set a great example for them, and encourage them to live their faith. I provide spiritual and temporal guidance when needed, help those who are in need, teach, visit, and help prepare members to take fundamental steps in their spiritual progression. Above all, I try to point them toward Jesus Christ, our Saviour and Redeemer. It is through Him that we can find pure joy and peace in this life. I help with events like Food Drives, splitting and piling wood, helping the less fortunate, and serving in whatever ways I can. I also help by visiting members of our congregation to make sure they are doing alright, and seeing if they need help with anything. We all seem to take care of each other.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Rob
My congregation does an annual Food Drive to gather donations for the local Food Bank. We also assist others on a personal basis who are not members of our congregation. We are encouraged to help all people in need. We help each other a lot, but all the members of my congregation help out in their repective communities, too. It feels good to serve others. Show more Show less