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Hi I'm Rob

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am the oldest of 8 kids, I love sports, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 8 kids, my youngest sibling is 18 years younger than I am. I was recently called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Rome, Italy Mission. Growing up one of my favorite pass times was football. I played the sport in high school, and loved every minute. Some of my fondest memories from school are with my teammates. I also enjoyed playing rugby, wrestling, track and field, and any other competitive sports. Outside of athletics I love to sing as a member of the local vocal ensemble and chorus group. I have started several small businesses and hope to continue in business as a career.

Why I am a Mormon

Life brings each of us individually opportunities to become great. Opportunities that we can pass up on, or take advantage of. This church to me has helped guide my life both inside and outside of the church. I know that there is great power that comes from the priesthood which is the power of God on the Earth today. I was lucky enough to be born to two greatly faithful parents who have taught me the importance of this gospel. Many people will say that they rely on their parents for faith, but rather than using theirs my parents have help led me to develop my own faith. I have learned from their example the importance of temple marriage, family togetherness, loving leadership, and service. I know that I am the person I am today because of their faith in Jesus Christ. I have been blessed to be surrounded by friends of my faith, which can be seen as a great blessing or as an easy way to justify your own mistakes when they are made. I feel however that having such terrific people who support me in my faith and in my personal life has made me want to be the difference maker in other peoples lives. Their example has helped me grow. I know that without having watched my peers shine in the light of the Savior Jesus Christ I would not be the person I am today. God has carried me through many trial. He surely loves me as he loves everyone else. I know that without him I am nothing, but in him, and through him I can become everything. Whether its dealing with sports, family, friends, or the gospel he helps me to grow and to become more. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am so proud to be able to serve a two year mission and wear his name on my chest every single day. There is no greater call than that of a servant of the Lord. Be it a missionary, a father, a prophet, or most important of all a mother. "Whom the Lord calls the Lord qualifies."

How I live my faith

I love the way that the church calls us to serve within our communities. I have served as the vice president of the seminary council for my high school which was a lot like being called to serve as a student/missionary. I loved the opportunity to serve my peers and to help bring them unto Christ. I also served as president of the mission preparation class for my stake in which we had dozens of missionaries depart from. I love the gospel, and make an effort to go to the temple weekly. I love the knowledge and power that the savior brings to us as we live faithfully. Everyone deserves to feel the saviors love and I am glad I have been able to help people feel that.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Rob
A testimony is awesome. Its so great because it is an individual record that you know and believe certain principles and doctrines within the gospel. You can have a testimony of anything. Family, prayer, faith, scripture reading, anything!! I have a testimony of so many things, but most importantly I have a testimony that Jesus Christ is my savior, and he atoned for my inadequacies, my sins, and my shortcoming. I know that he lives and loves me. Testimonies are real, they're simple, and they're powerful. Show more Show less