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Hi I'm Rob

I was born and raised in the great Northwest. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hobbies: I enjoy Basketball, hiking, swimming, camping, movies, gaming and film making. The one thing I enjoy the most however, is playing with my 2yo. You can't go back, but you can see the world through their eyes, and in some ways, that's even more fun. (more funner!? Meh.) Titles: I'm a husband, a father, a basketball player, a gamer, a banker, and a teacher.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe in Christ, that's the short and simple answer as to why I'm a Mormon. To elaborate on that, I believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or Mormon Church, is the True Church of Jesus Christ on the earth today and that it is directly inspired by Jesus Christ through revelation to His modern-day prophets. His church then naturally facilitates worship of Him in the ways that He intends. The longer or full version is that I grew up in the church, went to church so that I could hang out with my friends, and eventually grew old enough to ask myself "what do I really believe?". Through regular and sincere scripture study, prayer, church service, serving a mission, getting married (or sealed) for time and all eternity in the Temple, and through thousands of life's little eye-opening experiences, I've gained a knowledge of the truth of Christ's gospel. I refer to that knowledge as my testimony of Jesus Christ and His church on the Earth. I believe that It's more than just a bunch of good ideas for a productive life, it is also a gospel of joy and that by following Christ's teachings and exercising faith in Him, we can have lasting happiness no matter the circumstances in which we may find ourselves. Favorite Quote: "Circumstance does not make the man, it reveals him to himself" ~ James Allen

How I live my faith

I'm currently an instructor for Sunday school on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays. It's awesome, I enjoy the opportunity to address the audience and love to learn from their experiences as everyone becomes engaged in a collaborative gospel lesson together. It's a lot of fun! I've also served as an early-morning seminary instructor, Ward Clerk, Membership clerk, financial clerk, children's Sunday school instructor (with my wife), and young men's counselor. The opportunities to serve are unlimited and so are the rewards that come from that service. Not every member is given a calling (specific service commission), but I say always be ready to serve, and the opportunities will come! Service is one of the greatest things we can do to help our community, and the world! I love it!

What is the First Vision?

The first vision was the first of ongoing visions and revelations from God necessary for God to reveal to His children the way back to Him. Consider that when you send your children to college you don't just leave them with a list of tips to live well and say, "I really hope we meet again someday". Instead we keep a line of communication open to help them along their way, and of course, we look forward to and plan on seeing them again. In the same way, God did not simply leave us with some good tips (the scriptures), but included in the package is the power of prayer and personal revelation to help us return to Him again. He loves us, He cares about us, and wants us to return to Him. In addition, He has appointed prophets in our day (and boy do we ever need prophets in this world) to receive revelation from God concerning the affairs of His church on the earth, and how to lead God's people safely home. I firmly believe that there is safety in following our modern day prophets. Recently, prophets have been urging members to maintain an adequate 2-year food storage supply. I believe that having a food storage will be as critical in our time as it was for people to be on the Ark in Noah's time. There is safety in following the prophet and I am thankful that we have one today. Show more Show less