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Hi I'm Bob

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My life began in South Dakota, but I was raised in the mining camps of Utah. I was not a member of the Church of Jesus Christ as a youth. My sisters and I attended a non-denominational Christian churches while still young. After high school, I entered the military. I obtained training in electronics that allowed me to obtain work with an aerospace company in notthern Utah after my discharge. One of my LDS co-workers who was preparing to go on a mission for the church invited me to learn about his faith and why he wanted to go out and preach the gospel. After considerable study and prayer, I knew that becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was something that I needed to do. I had always believed in Jesus Christ, but felt that I could become closer to Him by following the teachings of the church. The emphasis on a faith centered family life was appealing to me and coming to know that families really are intended to be forever was an easy doctrine for me to embrace.

Why I am a Mormon

After being baptized at age 24, my whole life changed. Suddenly, I had goals and I knoew what I wanted to do with my life. I found this most wonderful girl who shared the same goals and values as i did and I knew that we could be happy totether. Initially, we were married in a civil ceremony but set a goal to be married in the temple for time and eternity one year later to the day. With her help, I got serious about my education and completed the work necessary for a Bachelor's Degree. Shortly thereafter, I found a challenging and rewarding career in banking. We have six wonderful children and tweve grandchildren. I credit the church and its teachings with giving me the dirction I needed to find a purpose to life and in helping me set both spiritual and temporal goals.

How I live my faith

My testimony of Jesus Crist and His restored gospel gives me eternal perspective. Although retired now, there are innumberable ways to continue to serve others both inside and outside of the church. The Savior was first of all a teacher and a servant. He taught that we can only truly find ourselves when we are in the service of others and I know that is true. It is a privilege for me to share my time and what talents I have been blessed with in the service of others. My faith helps me do that. We have a loving God who is our father. His Son, Jesus Christ, knows us intmately and desires for us to be happy and find joy even through the mahy trials of life. He is our Savior and Redeemer. I know that they live to answer our pryers and bless us. To reiterate, my name is Bob and that is why I am a Mormon.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

The beauty of the earth and the balance of all things thereon point to intelligent planning. The same could be said of the universe with its planets and stars and their delicate relationship together. The Holy Ghost or the Holy Spirit as he is sometines called speaks the confirming feeling that God does in fact live. God has given us scriptures and prophets who testify of His existence. If you have ever had a prayer answered, you know that he is there for you. Show more Show less

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

The purpose of the Church Welfare Services is to help those who cannot help themselves in matters relating to temporal needs such as food, clothing, and shelter. The goal is to help each person become self-reliant so that they can use their excess to help others achiieve this goal as well. Church Welfare also help those with spiritul, emotional, education, and employment needs to help they achieve the overall goal of self-reliance. Show more Show less