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Hi I'm Bob Young

I was born into a part-member family, and never active in the LDS Church until I reached the age 14.

About Me

At age 14 I started attending church activities and meetings, I had a bishop who would not settle for any inactive youth in his ward. This bishop enlisted the help of members to bring me to church on Sunday and to other activities. Eventually, these efforts also led to the reactivation me and my mother. Later my dad joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while I was in college, right before I left to serve a mission in southern California and Arizona. I believe that it was at that this time in my life, while away at college, that I gained a true testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. Upon returning home from my mission, I married my wife in the Idaho Falls Temple. Together we raised a family of six children, and now have nineteen grandchildren whom we love and cherish. Another highlight of my life, was when my parents and I were sealed together in the Boise, Idaho Temple, in 1986. My mother said that it was the happiest day of her life. My hobbies are collecting fossils, reading National Geographic, and photography. I have worked as a truck driver, a carpenter, and as an employee in the semi-conductor industry. I am now retired and hope to serve a mission once again, but this time with my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

To say that I am a Mormon because my mother was a member is probably only a statement of social activity. New to the Mormon church or a life long member, there comes a time in your life, when you have a spiritual conversion, knowing this is the Church of Jesus Christ. It is at that point you are willing to give your life to service to God and your fellow man. Then and only then will you experience the true love of Christ in your life.

How I live my faith

After a bout with cancer in 2008, and a head-on collision in 2009, I have learned to depend more on the Lord. This time of great trial has also given me a better understanding of what it means to show charity to others, as I felt and watched the constant support and charitable efforts of members in my ward on my behalf.