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Hi I'm Rob

I grew up in Washington State in the United States of America, I'm a retired orthodontist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of four wonderful children who love the Lord. I've been a scoutmaster for most of the last 25 years I've lived in Washington State raising my family and love getting out in the mountains with great young men. I love to ski with my children and to flyfish for rainbow trout. A serious ski accident left me with damaged vision and I had to retire from the practice of orthodontics, which brought an unsought for change in my life. However, as a result of my unplanned retirement my wife and I will be leaving home soon to serve for 18 months as humanitarian missionaries in Peru.

Why I am a Mormon

I have found great power and peace in the teachings of Jesus Christ and my membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has helped me to come to know Him and His gospel. The principles I've learned from the gospel of Jesus Christ have helped me in my parenting, in my church and community service, and in my work. The gospel is a practical pattern for living. I don't believe in having my life compartmentalized, but in trying to live every day with the gospel as the guiding light that inspires me to action.

How I live my faith

In addition to being a scoutmaster I've served as a youth pastor at church for most of the last 25 years. I have found great joy in helping young people come to know our Savior Jesus Christ and to learn to live His teachings. I've followed a somewhat parallel course in my community having served on the YMCA board for more than a decade since that organization also serves to teach young people to live christian principles in their lives.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

An important part of the life and mission of Jesus Christ was his work to relieve suffering among the people. That is part of why my wife and I will serve for 18 months as humanitarian missionaries in Peru. We want to follow the example of Jesus and work to relieve suffering among the people there. Though most of them are not Mormon, they are my brothers and sisters, children of our Heavenly Father, and I want to do that which I can to assist them. The Mormon church has donated more that $1 billion in humanitarian aid throughout the world in many countries with few or no Mormons. The Savior of the world not only redeemed us, but relieved suffering among the poor and weary. I want to try to follow in His footsteps. Show more Show less