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Hi I'm Robyn Allred

I am a Christian and a Mormon. Next to those, my favorite title is "Grandma". Who knew life would be so wonderful?

About Me

My name is Robyn and I'm a wife, a mother, and most recently a grandmother, which is the best job on the planet. I've lived my whole life in Utah and southern Idaho, surrounded by Mormons. I was baptized at 13, while I was living with my father, but soon after baptism I was sent to live with my mother and step-father, who would not allow contact with the church. I had a faithful home teacher who could not come into my house, but kept in contact with me through his children, who attended my high school. Although I struggled to find a place to belong, eventually I was befriended by a fabulous girl and her family, who showed me what the gospel looked like in action, and I decided I wanted that sort of family for myself. I met my husband while I was at a university and realized that he wouldn't marry me unless we could be married in the temple. That helped me work harder to understand the gospel and my part in it, but I don't feel I was truly converted until several years later. It was a process for me, of learning and practicing my religion, and reading the Book of Mormon. Now it feels like nothing else could possibly be as wonderful. It's been a long road with a lot of twists and turns, but finding the true path was worth every step.

Why I am a Mormon

Nothing else makes sense to me. Do I want to be happy? Do I want to believe in a real, loving Heavenly Father who knows my every thought and yearning, and who will answer my prayers? Do I want to have a Savior who will redeem me and make it possible to go home again? Do I want to live with, and love my family forever? Do I want to belong to an organization whose sole purpose is to help me become like God and which gives me constant opportunities to serve His children here on Earth? Believe me...I have lived without these things and I know the difference and the despair that comes with being lost. Who would choose to be unhappy over having joy, even with the trials that come? The gospel gives me hope, builds my faith in Christ, and teaches me charity. What could be better than that?

How I live my faith

I imagine I live my faith like most other Mormons, doing the best I can from day to day. I make lots of mistakes, but thank goodness for the atonement, so I can try again to get it right. I've had lots of jobs in the church, since anyone who will say yes to a job gets a job. I've been better at some than others, but I can honestly say I have learned from each one and I'm grateful for the experience. My present callings are grandma, mom, wife, temple worker,and young single adult ward helper, I love being a rank and file member, pretty much anonymous except to my Heavenly Father.