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Hi I'm Bob

I'm a retired mathematics teacher and school administrator. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m a retired math teacher and school administrator and have taught at the Junior High, High School and university levels. I love working with young people and find joy in observing their growth and accomplishments. I enjoy gardening as a hobby and am also a big sports fan. While I used to be a player, I now stick mostly to the spectator side. My wife and I like reading books together and listening to recorded books. We love watching old movies and classic television series, especially those with a family focus. We enjoy traveling and particularly when it involves visiting and interacting with our children and grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a Mormon because I have a strong testimony of the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ through the prophet Joseph Smith. I also know that we are led by a living prophet today. I am grateful to belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know that God lives and is our loving Father in Heaven. Jesus Christ is our Savior who has atoned for our sins and who bears our burdens and strengthens us as we turn to him. It was never intended that life would always be easy or completely free from adversity and challenge. But, with the help of our Savior and through the power of his atonement, we can overcome all things and can experience peace and hope as we grow and strive to become more like Him. Remember that you can do hard things and because we are children of a Heavenly Father, we all have more innate capacity than we sometimes realize. As we become less focused on ourselves and strive to serve others we may come to understand the true meaning of charity, the pure love of Christ, and can make a positive contribution to the world and to the communities in which we live. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and stands as another testament of Jesus Christ. Along with other sacred scriptures, it provides divine direction and guidance for our lives. I believe in the power of prayer and know that it can bring us closer to Heaven as we exercise our faith and call upon our Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I try to be a good father, grandfather and husband. I love the teachings of the church related to the eternal nature of the family. I recognize God’s wisdom in organizing us into family units as part of our mortal journey. I am grateful for my family and for the heritage given to me by those who came before. I was born to dedicated parents who sacrificed much in order to provide a nurturing and loving home environment for their children. They taught us to appreciate and value education and to work hard in pursuit of worthy goals. They exemplified both strong faith and good works and provided us with stalwart examples to follow. My wonderful wife and I have also been blessed with amazing children and grandchildren. They bring joy and comfort to our lives and we love them dearly. I know that we are all sons and daughters of a Heavenly Father who loves us and who wants us to be happy, both in this life and in the next. He has given us a gospel plan that teaches us how to live in order to feel a sense of purpose in our daily tasks leading to lasting joy. I try to live my life in a way that is consistent with gospel principals. I enjoy opportunities to teach others and I also try to learn from those with whom I interact. I recently served as a volunteer temple missionary in Nauvoo, Illinois. I loved the opportunity of being in that historic place and gained a greater appreciation of the sacrifices made by my pioneer ancestors. I am currently teaching an adult Sunday School class in my ward and serving in the Payson, Utah temple.