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Hi I'm Rob Platt

I'm a product manager and create ball caps and other products and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a son, a husband, a dad and a grandpa. Those are the things that are most important to me. Professionally I am a product manager and manage development, from design to delivery, of apparel products. I love the out of doors and like to ride my mountain bike, or go walking or hiking whenever I have the opportunity. Morning is my best time of day and I consider this a sacred time to be alone in God's beautiful creation. My day almost always starts off with biking or other exercise, scripture reading and prayer. If I miss any one of those the day is not complete. I also love to photograph my grandchildren and the beauties of nature.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, with my mother being very active in the church, and my father being a member, but not actively participating in church during the younger years of my life. My mother helped instill in me, at a young age, a great faith in my Heavenly Father. However there came a time in my youth when I had to find out, for myself, if what I was being taught was for real. I struggled for many months with the internal conflict of whether it was true or not. I finally decided that I needed to go to Heavenly Father to help me find out. I made an agreement with Him that I would live every principle, that I was taught by the church, to the best of my ability and only asked that He would verify to me if this was the right thing to do. I put it to the test, and my Heavenly Father gave me sacred experiences that let me know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is truly His authorized church upon the earth.

How I live my faith

I love to read the scriptures and study the history of the church. I find the Book of Mormon an inspiring work and read it through at least once each year. It is amazing to me, that each time I read it, I am given new perspectives about life, about obedience, about Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, and about the interplay of those that choose to follow Them and those who don't. I also love the Bible and the other scriptures that we have been given through the church. I am fascinated by the experiences of Adam, Moses, Abraham, and Peter. I love to approach the scripture stories from the perspective of me being present in the story and observing, listening and participating in the event. Unfortunately I sometimes realize that my feeling or attitude is on the wrong side of the story, and that I need to work on my attitudes and actions to become a better follower of the Savior and His example. Since I gained my testimony of the church I have served in many positions and grown much through the service I have rendered. I love the opportunity to teach others about the the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have held many church leadership positions that have helped run local church units. I have also been involved in district and council Boy Scout operations. I served as a missionary in New Zealand for two years, and am looking forward to serving a mission with my wife in the coming years.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Rob Platt
We believe that baptism is essential for all men and women to enter God's kingdom. There are many who have lived on earth during periods of time when, or in locations where, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, with the authority to baptize, was not available. Because God is a loving God and wants everyone one of His children to have the opportunity to choose for themselves whether to accept or reject His Gospel and baptism, He has made it possible, for those who have died without the opportunity of hearing His Gospel, to receive the opportunity to be taught it in the spirit world, where our spirits go on living after our bodies are laid in the grave. Because a spirit cannot be immersed in water the Lord has made it possible for this ordinance to be done by proxy here on earth through baptism for the dead. Each spirit then has the opportunity to accept or reject that baptism, and that baptism only becomes valid when the individual accepts it and applies the principles of faith in Jesus Christ and truly repents of his or her sins. Show more Show less