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Hi I'm Rollin

I was born in Alameda, CA. I was raised a Mormon but was inactive for about 4 years.I am very active now and loving it.

About Me

I left the Mormon faith for 4 years because I wanted a church that fit my desired life style. When I realized that the Mormon faith was my desired life style for I came back and will be a Mormon through eternity. I have 9 children and 23 grand-children and 7 great-grand children and counting as I still have one non-contributor in college. Since retiring I spend much time volunteering at a camp for children with CHD that one of my daughters started in 2002. For the past 6 years I have been camp director. We serve families from all across the USA in our free summer camp (Camp Taylor). The camp is named for my grandson who was born with halve a heart. He is 20 years-old now and doing fine. My wife and I, since retiring in 2005, have been to 65 of the 70 active temples in the USA and 25 of the 30 baseball parks. I love both.

Why I am a Mormon

For four years (18 to 22) I tried to find a church that I could embrace and live the life style that I thought I wanted to live. I ventured to many different churches, etc. asking many questions to leaders of those churches. They didn't have any satisfying answers and I definitely never felt any spirit with their answers. I have personally seen many miracles, witnessed blessings come true and felt the spirit of our Heavenly Father on many occasions. I can not deny these manifestations of the spirit. I will never deny them and will testify of them to everyone that will listen.

How I live my faith

At the camp I serve I am always asking for Heavenly Father's help in all I do. When faced with a challenge my first thought always is "What would Jesus do?" My wife and I take a walk 5 days a week to our neighborhood park. On the way we always wave and smile at everyone we see. Now everyone waves and smiles back. It is contagious. We have supervised 12-step programs in most of northern California for 4 years. Working with people who really want to change their lives has been inspiring to us. I love working with the children in our church and the teens. I feel I have a lot of experiences that may benefit them and maybe help them make better decisions when faced with earthly pressures. I love visiting families I have watch care responsibilities over - especially those families who don't feel a positive direction in their lives. I love helping families change from a fear of life to a hope of eternal blessings. Because of the things I have experienced as a Mormon I can not deny the presence of God in my life. I can not deny the power of the priesthood that He gave to men on Earth and the gospel He gave us to guide our lives. Because of these things I want to continue to try to be a better person by serving.

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Rollin
When I was touched by the spirit of Elijah I knew what I needed to do. For about 2 1/2 years I dedicated about 20 hours a week to genealogy research. After finding many family members that needed ordinances done on Earth my wife and I made a commitment to go to the temple and perform these saving ordinances. We have had many very special experiences doing this which confirm our testimony of the need for this work to be done. Show more Show less