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Hi I'm Rob

I grew up in Wisconsin, where I played soccer and wrestled. I am a Realtor and speak fluent Russian. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of two beautiful girls who are 3 and 1. I have a great wife that keeps me in check! I lived in southern Russia for two years as a missionary, and to this day still speak Russian fluently. I was a web designer for 5 years, and am making the jump into the real estate world as a Realtor. I love watching MMA, specifically the UFC (my favorite fighter is Forrest Griffin), and can't wait for the next season of Badger's football and hockey.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 15, I had the opportunity to play Joseph Smith in an outdoor musical that the Church used to put on in Nauvoo, Illinois. The scene that I was in depicted Joseph's struggle to choose the right church to attend, and his decision to go to the Lord in sincere prayer to find out which church was true. The scene ended with the visit of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. One evening, prior to going on stage, I had a chance to kneel in prayer and ask Heavenly Father to help me know of the truth of the message I was helping deliver on stage. As the lights came up on our scene and I entered, I felt an overwhelming feeling of warmth and comfort. As the scene progressed and I knelt, as Joseph, to pray, I heard a very distinct voice say to me, "Rob, you know that this message is true." From that day, I have never doubted those feelings I had that night. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that the Book of Mormon is true.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday, and stay for all three hours (sometimes staying longer to chat or arriving earlier). Believe it or not, it's the day I look forward to most. Wednesday nights I used to work with the Cub Scouts as a Webelos leader, but have since been asked to help out with leading the older guys. We make visits together to meet with people we haven't seen in a while to let them know they're important to us. I visit a few people in the ward for home teaching, which is a great blessing in my life. My favorite way that I "live my faith" is by attending the temple. I feel closer to Heavenly Father there than anywhere else.