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Hi I'm Rob

I grew up in the small town in eastern Washington state. I work for the Federal Government. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on an Indian reservation in eastern Washington. I graduated at the top of my high school class. During my teen years I spent my summers competing in water ski tournaments. I went to college and earned my doctorate of chiropractic. I later sold my practice and began working at a hydroelectric power plant for the Bureau of Reclamation. I currently manage a dam. My wife is an elementary school teacher. We have a teenage daughter and a preteen son. Both our children do well in school. I enjoy tennis, mountain biking, camping, playing cards and board games with the family. My wife and I have moved three times during our 16 years of marriage. We married and lived in Washington state for 6 years. We then moved to northern California for 9 years. Last year I took a job in Arizona where we live today. Our family is very close. I never attended church growing up. My wife attended church every Sunday. When we got married, religion was not a part of our lives. It wasn't until we met the Missionaries that we even considered having Christ in our lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up without religion. I even resented those that had religion in their lives. It seemed unnecessary to me. My first glimpse of anything Mormon occurred when my wife, children, and I had the opportunity to visit the Sacramento Temple during the open house (prior to its dedication.) It was an amazing feeling walking through the Temple. Later that evening, my wife and I discussed the feel of peace we felt during the tour. It was a few weeks later that a pair of Missionaries came walking down our street and approached us just as we were headed out for the evening. We invited them to join us for dinner the next week. Little did we realize the path our lives would take. It was about one year and several Missionaries later that the entire family was baptized. Our family has been blessed in more ways than I could count. We have found friends and families that share our values and support us in every way. The move to Arizona was more like moving to our home town than moving to a strange new place. The members welcomed us with open arms. Members welcomed us into their homes and their lives as if we were old friends. Our children had an immediate connection with friends at their new schools. I never realized the emptiness in my life until it was filled with the fullness of this restored gospel. Listening to the Prophet's words removed any doubt I may have had with respect to Christ and his role in my life and the lives of those I love. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am blessed to call myself a Mormon.

How I live my faith

We have been in three wards since joining the church. My first calling was working with the Cub Scouts as assistant Cub Master. I was impressed to see every den had a leader and an assistant leader. Every office was filled and every parent participated in the program to make it a success. In the next ward I was called to be a Ward Missionary. I worked with the Missionaries called to our town. We would visit people investigating the church. It was very rewarding to share my conversion experience. People were able to relate to my story because I was just like them. In Arizona I have been called as a leader assigned to work with the men of the church. I help schedule Sunday school teachers. I work with my fellow leaders to assign home teachers to the members of our ward. I schedule fellowship activities that encourage camaraderie among the men. We support each other in learning about Christ, being better husbands, and exceptional fathers. I receive encouragement and support from the brothers in my church.