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Hi I'm Robert Hansen

I run cross country. I love math. I'm a missionary in England. I love my family more than anything, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am serving a mission in Leeds, England, and I love it! I have found for myself that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the best way to be happy in this life, and it means everything to me. I am from Utah, and I (will be) a university student studying mechanical engineering. I love to think and to learn from everything around me. I believe that all things have something to teach us, and I love to look for life lessons in the simple things. I love to play the piano, and I am a runner. Pushing myself while running is one of the best feelings in the world! All that is hard in life builds us and helps us reach our potential, and I know that God is with us every step of the way.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt God's love for me, and I want to feel that more often. I was raised in the church, and so I grew up knowing right from wrong and feeling the Holy Ghost. But when I was fifteen, I decided to pray to my Father in Heaven with a sincerity that I never had before. As I prayed, I began to understand God's plan for me. I had been taught why I was here, but I realized why the Lord wanted so much for me to be a part of his church. I felt His unbelievable love for me, and I felt closer to God than I ever had before. Once I found out that I could feel that much peace and that much love, I wanted to do everything I could to feel that same way again. As I have read my scriptures and prayed more and more, I have come to know that Jesus Christ died for me, and that He lives. The more I learn about the gospel, the more I want to learn. I am a Mormon because I want to grow and become a better person, and I know that this is the best way for me to do that.

How I live my faith

I am a missionary, so I get the wonderful chance to share what has brought me so much peace and joy with everyone I see! As missionaries, we teach people from all walks of life about Jesus Christ and His gospel. I get to see people change before my eyes as the truth helps them grow and overcome the challenges they face in life. In all cases, learning about God and about our purpose on earth improves their lives, and the transformation is amazing! I find that as I serve I come to know even more how much God loves me and all of His children. The more I think about things and as I hear people offer many different opinions, I come to fell more and more strongly that this is the restored church of Jesus Christ that contains the fulness of the truth. It all just makes sense! And the more I realize this, the more I want to share it with others, so that they can feel the peace and happiness that I get to.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Robert Hansen
The grace of Christ is simply a gift, available to all without price. The great question isn't who is offered the grace of Christ, but who will choose to receive the grace of Christ. This gift should change us, elevate us to a better plane of living, and bring us closer to being like our Saviour, who is perfect in every way. Grace isn't just meant to save, but to change. This is the "good news" of the gospel of Christ, and one of the most precious doctrines! Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Robert Hansen
Baptism is the first covenant, or promise, that we can make with God. We make covenants to become closer to Him, and to receive the blessings he has in store for us. We can become clean through the promises we make at baptism, so that we have a new life in Christ. We also are promised that his Spirit will always be with us as we keep His commandments and remember Him. Baptism is also an important step which eventually allows us to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. We must be old enough to make a concious choice to be baptised, and it is one of the greatest decisions we can make in life, with some of the greatest blessings attached. As in all things, Jesus Christ is our great example, being baptised himself by someone who had proper authority from God in order to be compeltely obedient and to 'fulfill all righteousness.' Show more Show less