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Hi I'm Roger

Born and raised in Indiana; graduated U of Illinois; became an architect in 1970. Convert to church; joined in 1969. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was 26 years old and had two children when I joined the church over 45+ years ago. Ever since that time, I have been waiting and anticipating the day that I would be able to serve a full-time mission for the church. Well, that time has arrived! My wife and I are now serving as a senior missionary couple in New York. It is a dream come true. We are loving being here and serving the Lord in this way!

Why I am a Mormon

While living in Indiana in 1969, I worked with a member of the church. He once asked me if I'd like to know more about the Mormons. I told him, “No,” but then considered my wife who claimed she was an atheist. She was really agnostic but that didn't matter. The fact was that she didn't believe in God or if there was one, He had no purpose or effect on her life. At that point, I didn't know or care what the Mormons believed, I just wanted her to believe in something, so I told my friend to come over. About ten minutes before they were to arrive, I told her that there were some Mormon missionaries coming over in a few minutes. She was furious, but then decided she was ready for them. She had taken college-level, world religion and philosophy courses that had taught her every unanswerable question ever conceived by man, sooo she thought, “Bring them on! I’ll destroy them!” Well, after our first discussion, SHE was the one who asked them to come back to learn more!........After an entire year of investigation, we could no longer deny or ignore, IT WAS TRUE!! We joined the Lord’s true church and have never looked back! We love it!

How I live my faith

I love the church with all my heart. Joining is absolutely the best thing I have ever done with my life. Since we have no paid clergy, I have served in several capacities in the church, but my current assignment as a full-time missionary is definitely my most rewarding. We are teaching adult and young single adult religion classes. We are loving it!

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ. I started reading it for the first time over 45 years ago, and I KNEW it was true before I had even finished it! I have now read it many times, and.......it is still true! I know you will get closer to God if you will read and pray to know of it's veracity as I did. Show more Show less