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Hi I'm Robin

I’m a wife and a sister. I’m a computer programmer and a knitter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I live in beautiful southwest Michigan. We’ve not been blessed with children, and instead stay close to our nieces and nephews and young friends. (We’ve also spoiled several beagles.) I work as a mainframe computer programmer, and in my free time, like to read and knit. I’m an on-again, off-again runner and yogi. I love living where we enjoy four seasons, and I think life is wonderful!

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized when I was 12 years old, together with my parents and siblings. A new family had moved into our neighborhood, we became friends, and they introduced us to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. After listening to the missionary lessons, and reading the Book of Mormon out loud on a cross-country car trip, we were baptized and joined the church. Since then, my faith and commitment have grown. As I listen to our leaders speak, as I learn from Sunday lessons, as I study the scriptures, I rely on the promise found in John: “If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself” (John 7:17). Again and again, the Spirit affirms that I am on the Lord’s path.

How I live my faith

Our church has a lay ministry, and I’ve served in many capacities over the years, including a mission to Ecuador. Probably my favorite assignments have been teaching children, and directing our choir. Right now, I’m secretary for our women’s organization (Relief Society) in southwest Michigan. Also, I am an American Sign Language interpreter for our congregation. I try to live my faith outside of church, trying to follow Christ’s example in the way I behave towards others, and in the choices I make. I look for opportunities to serve in our commmunity, such as playing piano at a nursing home, or volunteering at a drop-in shelter downtown. President Hunter (a former prophet in our church) gave this counsel, which I try to follow: "We need a more peaceful world, growing out of more peaceful families and neighborhoods and communities. To secure and cultivate such peace, ‘we must love others, even our enemies as well as our friends.’ ... We need to extend the hand of friendship. We need to be kinder, more gentle, more forgiving, and slower to anger. We need to love one another with the pure love of Christ. May this be our course and our desire."