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Hi I'm Rob

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in the Church, served a mission in Chile and flew Army helicopters for 31 years.

About Me

I'm a grandpa of 14 great kids, and Dad to four grown-and-happily-married children. In my Army career we managed to survive living in Europe, Asia, and the Pacific. With all that going on, we were part of an LDS family wherever we went. I love to sing, fix up old cars, and talk about airplanes. But most of all, I love to serve my brothers and sisters. My sweet wife and I are married for time, and for eternity, and our children are ours as a "forever family."

Why I am a Mormon

As a kid, I went to church with Mom and Dad and learned from their example. But I had to develop a testimony of the Gospel on my own. MANY times I felt the spirit whisper to me that things I had learned were true. I felt God's protecting hand many times while flying, and especially when serving combat duty. As I have served in the Church in different positions all around the world, I have felt the inspiration needed to perform my duties to God's satisfaction. I know I'm not perfect, I know I've got plenty to work on, but I also know that Christ is by my side, cheering me on and forgiving when I make mistakes. I know that the answers to my questions are available to me if I seek them and ask in faith, believing, and being ready to act on the things that are revealed to me.

How I live my faith

I serve as a genealogy helper, and sponsor sngle adult activities. I visit members of my church, help with cleaning the building and grounds, sing in the choir, and answer when called to help others. At home, we study the scriptures every day, pray morning and night and over meals, and whenever someone needs a special blessing.

What is faith?

Faith, to me, is believing in something I have not necessarily seen, to the extent that I am willing to DO something about it. When I learn of a gospel principle, it is not enough to just believe it or know it - I then have an obligation to live it. My faith in God means I will keep His commandments. My faith in Jesus Christ means I will follow Him, serve others, and do the things necessary to bring his atoning sacrifice to my life. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon is probably a lot like being a member of any other church, if you like to stay active and involved. I have had many opportunities to serve in leadership positions in the Mormon church, in locations around the world. My family life is very satisfying - all my children are happily married and are raising families of their own. We are close, because of the Church's emphasis on families. We raised our children having family and personal scripture study, daily prayers, regular attendance at Church meetings, and learning to live gospel principles. Show more Show less