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Hi I'm Rob

I am a new Texan and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of 3 energetic kids and a special needs son. We adopted him at birth from a wonderful birth mom. It was like it was meant to be - our adopted son turned out to have some mental retardation and cerebral palsy and so required lots of therapy visits early on in his life. A single working mom wouldn't have had the time to be able to take him to all of his appointments. My wife and I couldn't have kids, so my wife was thrilled at the chance to take care of our new son. Through the blessing of fertility treatments, we were able to have another single son and son/daughter twins. I grew up in Utah but have lived in 4 other states as well. I love the outdoors and the seasons, but I am excited about our new move to Texas. Goodbye snow and hello heat! I served a mission to Argentina and love using my Spanish for my work. I am a dentist serving blue-collar families. I love working with generally hard-working people trying to make it in this life. I love finding out about their lives and their ambitions. I have been blessed to do some dental missions in and out of the country. I love adventure! I haven't done everything yet that I have on my to do list, but I have gone skydiving, swam in a shark cage and bungied off of the previously highest building in the southern hemisphere among other crazy activities. I have been blessed to have come through most of these activities unscathed.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 19 I was called to serve in Cordoba, Argentina. I had grown up in the church and was excited to share the message of the restored gospel to my fellow brothers and sisters in Argentina. During my first couple of months there, we had the opportunity to travel by bus between cities. We always gave up our seats to the ladies on the bus, so I spent many hours standing on a bumpy bus on the ride home at night. One dreary night after a hard day of work, I was standing in the dark and I was wondering if I was doing the right thing. I was a little homesick in a different country with not a great command of the language yet. I started to doubt a little in what I had felt during my time in the church. I started to pray and received a warm feeling in my chest. I didn't want to stop praying because it felt so good! The longer I prayed, the stronger that feeling was. I know that was the feeling of the Holy Ghost. When you can feel the feeling that strong, it is the best pick-me-up on Earth! I left that bus ride with the feeling that Heavenly Father was aware of me and more importantly, that He loved me and wanted me to be happy. I always remember that night and have had several experiences with the Holy Ghost since then.

How I live my faith

I am a quiet person by nature so I hope to live my faith through my actions. I really do care about the people that work on in my dental practice, and I often pray for them. I love to learn more about the nature of my Heavenly Father and my Savior through studying the scripture and listening to the messages of our leaders. I am learning patience little by little by trying to be a good dad and husband. It takes time sometimes to put your wants/needs on the back burner when you can take a few moments to play with or listen to your kids.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Rob
I believe the account that is in the Book of Mormon about His visit here to the Americas. I am less concerned with all of the archeological finds and other scientific discoveries that have supported this as much as I am with the feelings that I feel when I read of Christ healing the sick and blessing the people in this part of the world. Show more Show less