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Hi I'm Bobby Ross

I am a Mormon. Actually, I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

About Me

I have always had a heart for Jesus Christ. Even when it seemed like, by my actions I did not, the Holy Spirit was working in my life, calling me home. I so enjoy reading the scriptures and having the Spirit speak to me, letting me know each time how true the gospel is. And if I follow it, my life is blessed in truly amazing ways, both spiritually and temporally.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has taught me to answer the second question. The first question is do you believe IN God? The second more thought provoking one is do you believe God? I taught Sunday School in another church for a long time. I sang in the choir. I served. But sometimes it just did not make sense. Something was missing or I just did not fully believe what I had taught. I was told I couldn't do things because of my past. (Strangely enough about that was I knew that God had never used one perfect person, except His son, to further His kingdom.) So my question was why was my church telling me something that was not in the Scriptures? I will admit that when I started looking at LDS I had a few questions. But in reading the Bible and the Book of Mormon together, the answers were there, answered, and validated. Don't worry, the Book of Mormon does not replace the Bible. Together, they just bring the fullness of the gospel into a more understandable light. It makes sense. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is run just like the church in Jesus' day. No mysteries, really no secrets. Sacred ordinances that require action on my part to be apart of, to get closer to God than I ever have been in my life! I enjoy the work ethic of LDS. As I heard another member say, "one of the things I like about my church is it requires me to do something". There is a doctrine of personal responsibility that I have always believed in. In fact I would call myself a personal responsibility freak! Other churches never taught and enforced that through their teachings. Again, it just makes sense. I believe that there comes a time in a person's life when they should want to know what it is they truly believe. About anything. But especially about the gospel of Christ. Not just what someone else tells you, but what do YOU believe. Answer the second question.

How I live my faith

It is all about service. I serve as the Assistant Ward Mission Leader in my ward. That means I assist the Ward Mission Leader and our Missionaries (you know, the guys with the white shirt and tie riding the bikes) in reaching people to come to learn and understand the gospel of Christ. Also, I am a home teacher. This has been a uniquely humbling and enlightening experience. I go in to assigned members homes monthly. Sharing a lesson is done but mostly I just want to talk to them, find out what is going on in their life. We take care of our brothers and sisters like no other church I have ever been affiliated with and it is such a blessing in their life as well as mine.