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Hi I'm Rob Norris

and I am a Mormon. I grew up in the Mormon faith, but in high school I gained a conviction that the LDS Church was true.

About Me

I am very grateful to my dear little grandmother who joined the Mormon Church in 1903 in Tennessee. There was a lot of persecution of the Mormons in Tennessee at that time. So it took a lot of courage for this young woman. After her marriage to my grandfather (who was not a Mormon at that time), he said he was going to read the Book of Mormon along with the Bible and prove to my grandmother that the Book of Mormon was not true. However, the result was that my grandfather became convinced that the LDS Church and the Book of Mormon were true. He too was then baptized. In 1920 my grandparents moved to Arizona where my grandfather continued to grow cotton crops. There my parents repeated the example of my grandparents. My father also tried to prove to my mother that the Book of Mormon was not true. He too became converted and my two brothers and I were reared in the LDS faith. When my friends in high school challenged my religious faith, I had to find out for myself that what my family had taught me in my childhood was of god. Through the power of god I received a testimony for myself. My brothers and I, my own four children and now a granddaughter have all served missions for the LDS Church. Thanks to my courageous grandmother, we have all been blessed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of the LDS Church has filled my whole life with rich, spiritual experiences. I can say everything good that has happened to me, happened because of my membership. Challenges and hardships happen to us all. Yet my faith in Jesus Christ is sufficient for me to carry on and count myself blessed.

How I live my faith

At the present time, my wife and I (both graduates of BYU) are serving another mission for the LDS Church. Even though I am now 75 years old, it is wonderful that I can serve my Savior in significant ways. It keeps us young and active.