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Hi I'm Bob Apperson

I was born in California ,raised on a farm in Missouri .A cabinetmaker ,a new pupeteer,and a Musician and I am a Morman

About Me

My name is Bob, I am a Musician,recently a puppeteer again ( pulled out of our old storage bin),song writer,a recording studio owner,a studio musician,Woodworker (cabinet maker)I love to record and create meaningful l music.I have had the opportunity to be involved in many musical events in my life.I have had many experiences as a woodworker (the LDS conference center,Marriott hotels public space,the Magic center ,Many homes churches and office buildings). I love to fly R.C.Model airplanes,and I am a private pilot. I love the Lord and his Gospel, and the truth and what it does to our lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Christian family.We didn't belong to any particular church. We found a church very close to our farm that was not attended by any one and finding the windows unlocked, We started church services of our own.During the weeks that followed some of the locals noticed that someone was attending their church and one by one began re attending their church again until there became a pretty good congregation.Most of the teaching and organizing came from the lay congregation.One Sunday the question was asked "if you were a good person in a land where there were no religion,and there were no reference to Jesus Christ would you go to Hell" . There were sound arguments using Scriptures but we could not believe that a just God would do that, and then we were asked to leave.We then attended a Methodist church in Russellville,Mo.and remained until we moved to California.After moving there I became interested in playing bass guitar ,so much so that I would practice until I would get blood blisters and tape up my fingers and keep going.By the time I was 19 ,I was playing with name artist and doing recording session work sustaining myself as a musician.During this time I focused on more unimportant mattes and found myself spiritually lost.I made a commitment to straighten out my life but the more I studied religions and read books on truth the more that I became confused.As I prayed earnestly and studied the Scriptures I became aware that I did not have the holy ghost as described by Paul and I said that's it.I set out to find someone that the authority passed down from Jesus Christ from the laying on of hands .The lord answered my prayers and 2 missionaries from the church of Jesus Christ told me of the restoration .that Christ had visited the people of the America as recorded in the book of Mormon ,and that God is the God of the whole earth not just a handful of people in Israel There is so much more but you wont even know about it if you don't ask .Go to morman.org

How I live my faith

In 1969 the Lord showed me in a most certain way that the Book of Mormon was a record of Jesus Christ dealings with the people of THE AMERICAS and that God Does remember all of his children of the earth.and on Dec 20 1969 I became a member and have been an active member ever since.I have been called to be a teacher ,a counselor,a home teacher ,a boy scout leader ,a missionary ,I have been asked to participate in many priesthood blessings and been witness to many miracles,taught the youth and I was asked to play bass on the original recordings of "Saturdays Warrior "as a calling.I also have had the privilege of being a husband to my beautiful Wife (now for 40 years) and to have partnered with her in the creation with her and my father in Heaven of raising 6 of the choicest of Heavenly Father,s children.We have 5 Girls and 1 Boy and currently Grandparents of 12 .We are serving a 23 month senior mission in Nauvoo Ill.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Bob Apperson
Jesus Himself, though without sin, was baptized to fulfill all righteousness and to show the way for all mankind (see Matthew 3:13-17; 2 Nephi 31:5-12). Thus, baptism is essential for salvation in the kingdom of God. We learn in the New Testament that baptisms for the dead were done during the Apostle Paul’s time (see 1 Corinthians 15:29). This practice has been restored with the establishment of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Prophet Joseph Smith first taught about the ordinance of baptism for the dead during a funeral sermon in August 1840. He read much of 1 Corinthians 15, including verse 29, and announced that the Lord would permit Church members to be baptized in behalf of their friends and relatives who had departed this life. He told them “the plan of salvation was calculated to save all who were willing to obey the requirements of the law of God” (Journal History of the Church, 15 Aug. 1840). Because all who have lived on the earth have not had the opportunity to be baptized by proper authority during life on earth, baptisms may be performed by proxy, meaning a living person may be baptized in behalf of a deceased person. Baptisms for the dead are performed by Church members in temples throughout the world. Show more Show less