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Hi I'm Rob

I'm from Pittsburgh, PA and I am currently studying history at BYU. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Rob. I enjoy reading and playing music, especially the piano and the clarinet. I am currently U.S. history in college and plan to continue in law school after I complete my degree. I'm a huge sports fan, especially of the Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins of Pittsburgh, PA. I recently returned from a mission for the church, where I spent two years in the Dominican Republic, located next to Haiti. I learned a lot, including the Spanish language, and I developed a love for the Dominican people!

Why I am a Mormon

Well, I was born in the church, both my parents are members, as well as my grandparents. I can't really imagine my life without the church. But, although I was born with these teachings, I had to develop my own testimony of the truthfulness of this gospel. I was growing up and the time was coming when I would have to decide if I wanted to serve a two year mission. I knew I couldn't go unless I was sure of this message. So I finally did the things necessary to obtain my own testimony. I read the Book of Mormon on my own, I prayed sincerely to find the truth. At this time I was on my own at college, and I decided to attend church as part of this search. I never received a vision, never heard a voice nor saw a light. But I did receive my testimony. I I know, as surely as I know that I live, that Christ lives. That He restored His church through the prophet Joseph Smith and that this prophet translated the Book of Mormon. I know that this book is the very word of God and that it is the most correct of all the books on this earth. This book has helped me through many tough times, and I know will help me through all the tough times. Because of this testimony, I did serve a mission and helped others come to Christ. I am extremely thankful for this gospel and for this church. I don't know where I would be without it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to help others find this same faith. I recently returned from serving a full time mission in the Dominican Republic. It was an amazing experience, where I learned to love others, even those who didn't necessarily love me. I helped people find a better path in life, the path of Christ. Before my mission, I served in the church as a teacher, teaching other people my age the basic truths of the gospel. I also had the chance to serve with kids, teaching them in basic terms the gospel. I found this rewarding because I was able to help the kids obtain a sure foundation for life.