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Hi I'm Bob Orlando

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married, and enjoy engaging in outdoor activities with my wife. We have two dogs and try to never leave them behind. I also enjoy photography, astronomy, and amateur radio. I live in a small historic town in Oregon's "High Desert" so I can enjoy the beauty of nature around me every day.

Why I am a Mormon

I began to research my Christian roots as a young teenager. I somehow knew there was more to the faith than I had been shown. I studied and researched different churches as well as the scriptures for many years, often praying for the ability to make the correct choices in my life. In my later years, I met my wife who was on the same path that I had been. We combined our notes and continued to search for the truth together. We were very quiet about the conclusions we had come to as we knew they would not be accepted by any of the congregations we had visited. One day, two young missionaries from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints came knocking at our door. We let them in and as they began to talk about the doctrine and beliefs of the church, we were speechless. They confirmed our conclusions about Christ visiting this hemisphere, eternal marriage, origins of the Native American faith base, modern prophets, .... I could go on for a long time. Needless to say, the Holy Spirit had apparently guided our journey assisted in our recognition of the truth and brought the missionaries to us at the proper time. We joined the church shortly afterward and both agree it was the best move of our lives.

How I live my faith

I enjoy participating in church related events as this gives me the opportunity to enjoy the company of my brothers and sisters. I have presently been only a participant in these things but have already brought my brother who lives on the other side of the country into the church. It was fun to encourage him to get together with the missionaries, learn, and eventually agree to being baptized. This opportunity has given me the desire to consider teaching the Gospel and recruiting more members.

What is being a Mormon like?

Bob Orlando
For me, being a Mormon is being exposed to the most positive experiences, messages, and people I have ever known in my life. Through study and church relationships I am constantly learning something new every day. There really is no way I could possibly describe the constant joy which is in my life today, ... and everyday. Show more Show less