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Hi I'm Robin

I'm an independent young adult. I love going to the gym and working hard there. I aspire to be a personal trainer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born to a Jehovah's Witness father and an LDS-raised mother, who'd left the church after high school. My parents divorced and my mom got remarried. Just before the wedding, my mother, two brothers, and I moved to Arizona. I then grew up in a city with way more Mormons than I was used to. I graduated from high school, and I moved out of my parents' house. Presently, I work two jobs and barely have time to do what is needed. I'm definitely a "gym rat" Before I started going to the gym, I wasn't completely interested in the church. But, after a few weeks, I started to truly know how amazing I am. I didn't know where I was going in my life and I didn't know how much I'm able to do and how failure is not an option for me. Now, I'm fully active in the church again, I'm striving to be married in the temple to a worthy Priesthood leader, and I, for the first time in my life, know and understand how much the Lord loves me. I'm happier than I've been in a long time!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that this church is true. As my mom was taking the missionary lessons, I, as a 4 year old, wanted so desperately to be baptized. I know that God lives and loves us all. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer. I know that He died and loves me so much that He chose to take upon my sins as His own. I know that President Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet of God and I believe that my Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith Jr. And I know that God gives us commandments for our own good and that He truly knows what's best for us, individually.

How I live my faith

I strive to attend all my ward meetings, as well as Institute and my Ward Family Home Evening. I follow the commandments. I try to fulfill my calling as a visiting teacher to the very best of my ability, as well as being a friend to everyone I meet.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Robin
As members, we don't drink coffee, tea, and alcohol because we are commanded not to. Wise reasoning behind this is because, when one is under the influence of alcohol and other drugs, one tends to conduct themselves in a manner that one wouldn't if they were in full control of their actions. We have been instructed not to drink coffee and teas because of their high caffeine content, which is not only addictive but it also can, slowly, lead people to drink stronger and stronger drinks. We are, however, told to partake of all foods in moderation. Any kind of food, even fruits and vegetables, in excess, can be unhealthy. We are also commanded to exercise, which can lower the risks of many life threatening incidents and diseases. I like to think of exercising and eating right as not only a commandment, but as a way to thank my body for doing all that it does for me, for letting me do the things that I want to do, and to thank my Father in Heaven for creating my body. Show more Show less