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Hi I'm Bob

Born in Texas, raised in Southern California. I'm a businessman, husband, father, and grandfather and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've worked at the same company for over 28 years. I run a retail company and manage the salary cap for a professional sports team. I love to golf, but have a hard time finding time to do it. My greatest joy is my family; my wife, my children and my grandchildren. I enjoy travel and I enjoy serving in my church and in my community.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by wonderful parents who taught me the gospel of Jesus Christ. We lived in California during my teenaged years which included the social revolution of the 1960's and early 1970's. Rebellion from all authority was the norm for the young people of that age. I followed the crowd and rebelled against everything I could, including the church of my youth. As a young man, I was searching for meaning and direction in life and I tried to find them in the ways of the world. I found no satisfactory answers, but in the process I remembered the words of my father and how he would often teach and testify of the Savior and His gospel. My father's faith and devotion to the gospel of Jesus Christ brought him great joy. So I finally turned to the Lord in heartfelt prayer to know His will for me. As I humbled myself and pleaded with the Lord, praying with the intent to do whatever it was He wanted me to do, He made His will known to me through the power of His Holy Spirit. The experience is hard to describe. It was a combination of a sweet, warm, loving feeling that filled my soul with joy, and a clear understanding in my heart and mind that left me with a knowledge of my Heavenly Father's will for me. I knew that the Lord wanted me to be faithful to Him and His church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I responded by repenting of my sins, seeking forgiveness from the Lord and from His servants in His church, and applying for a call to go and preach His gospel. I had marvelous experiences that showed forth the power of the Lord as I served for two years as a fulltime missionary which strengthened my faith and testimony even more. I have since had the opportunity to marry a wonderful woman for both time and all eternity in a Holy Temple. We have raised a family together, served in our community and church, and found great joy in striving to follow in the footsteps of the Savior, Jesus Christ. Life as a faithful Mormon is wonderful!

How I live my faith

I enjoy working along side other people for a good cause. I love to serve! Currently, I am on the board of a homeless shelter and I serve in my church. In my church duties, I have the opportunity to speak to various congregations, teach brethren who hold the priesthood, visit youth and adult Sunday School classes, and meet with others who serve in the church to train, encourage and support them. At the homeless shelter, I get to help make a difference in the lives of people who really need a helping hand. I love the Savior, Jesus Christ, and I want to emulate His example of reaching out to the poor and needy. Many people in society avoid the homeless, addicted, or mentally ill, but Jesus reached out to all and blessed and healed them. Working together at the homeless shelter with a lot of good people from different faiths and backgrounds brings me joy as we try to help a lot of wonderful, struggling people. Jesus knew the thoughts and hearts of all people yet still served, loved and blessed them, even those who were sinners. In working with the homeless, we try to serve and bless, not judge. While it can be heartbreaking to witness the toll that poverty and homelessness has on people, especially children, it is wonderful to be able to help ease their burdens in whatever way we can.