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Hi I'm Robert D Trammel

I love playing music, playing with art, programming computers, learning new things, jumping in with both feet and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a newly married young man who spent his twenties playing music and associating with all kinds of different people. I can do just about anything people need me to do. It's a great joy of mine to be of service to those around me. I love to play frisbee golf, congas, and on jungle gyms. I really enjoy making new friends and building relationships. I wave to people I don't know and say hi to people I'm directly interested in meeting. I'm that guy.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. When I was 8 years old I was given the opportunity to be baptized. All my friends were doing it and so it felt like a natural next step. However, my dad, who was the Bishop at the time stressed the importance that this must be done of my own free will and discouraged me from following the crowd. He said, I would challenge you to listen to what the missionaries have to say, and make your own decision. Through the years I have never forgotten that experience. I accepted his challenge and listened to the missionaries. When I didn't understand what they taught me, I asked questions until I did understand. I felt all well and good about most of what I was hearing, but nothing came with more power to my soul than did the plan of salvation. That we were alive before this life, and that there is a life hereafter. Later in life when I had found myself somewhat disconnected from the church but not from god, I exercised that same pattern to again find my savior waiting for me with open arms. Although I have made and still do make many mistakes, I have learned that we don't follow Christ because we're perfect, we follow him to become perfected. I can see in stark contrast the true joy I feel in my life now than from before.

How I live my faith

Over the past two years I served as what they called a Young Single Adult co-chair in my stake. Those were some of the best years of my life. We played lots of music, shared lots of stories, testimonies, marshmallows and hotdogs around campfires. Set up dozens of weekly and monthly activities to include service to the community. We'd volunteer at 5k walks for cancer or even just help an elderly couple clear their land. Once a year we'd always go white water rafting. The friends I made, and the things I learned from these experiences, I will take with me always. I knew the church was true, but it seemed like I didn't belong anywhere. YSA and Institute gave me the opportunity to get involved in my community and to work, and to make friendships that are going to last beyond the grave. I sought first the kingdom of heaven, and the lord added everything else. I find that pattern is still true as I go on striving to live my faith.