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Hi I'm Bob

I was born in San Antonio, Texas into a US Air Force family. I traveled the world with my family as a child. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from college with a degree in Computer Science and have worked in the Insurance and Healthcare fields as a computer programmer, system analyst, and in management roles. I helped pioneer computer systems for hospitals and provided input into the defining of the electronic medical record content and functions for the hospital and healthcare industries. I am now retired and enjoy traveling, fly fishing and furniture building. While I have traveled to many countries, most of my travel is in the United States now. My wife and I enjoy traveling around the country in our motor home.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Mormon church in Germany while serving in the US military. I was not seeking religion but found myself in a discussion about the Mormon church and it's beliefs one day. I was asked if I would like to continue the discussion; would I like to know more about the Mormons. I was mildly interested and attended a discussion with two Mormon Missionaries. By the end of that discussion I found that my interest had increased and I agreed to continue to meet with the missionaries. Included in those meetings and discussions were several members of the Mormon church including several youth. I was impressed with the youth who were members of the Mormon church. They were respectful, clean cut and earnest about their beliefs. Meeting them made me more interested in a church that could produce youth like them. As time went on and we discussed more of the doctrines of the Mormon church, and I learned more about the uniqueness of the church, I came to be open to committing to some major changes in my life. I decided to try to know for myself if this was indeed the authorized Church of Jesus Christ. My prayers became more earnest, my life more in line with the teachings of the Mormon church and my desire to know for myself all consuming. I understood and believed the teachings about the Holy Ghost; that he would communicate to me the truth being taught to me. Through the spirit I could know the truth. As I prayed to know for myself, I felt the spirit testify to me that, indeed, Jesus is the Christ and that the Mormon church is His authorized church. I came to understand that I should stop using tobacco and alcohol, and cease to drink both coffee and tea. This teaching is called the Word of Wisdom in the Mormon church. As I followed the spirit, it was confirmed to me that I should receive baptism and become a member of the Savior's church. I became a baptized member of the church on my 22nd birthday remain a faithful member to this day.

How I live my faith

My faith is so very important to me. I joined the Mormon Church ( The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) when I was in the military stationed in Germany. Since that time I have been very involved in serving the Lord. I currently teach an adult Sunday School class and help church members as they attend the temple. I have researched my family lines and have identified thousands of my ancestors. I think it is important to know my ancestors and to document their stories for posterity. I have served as a youth leader both within the Boy Scout program as well as in the church and priesthood outside of the Boy Scouts. I have taught youth gospel classes for several years and enjoy helping the youth. I have served as the leader of a congregation of Mormon church members and have organized and directed organization for youth, children and adults within the congregation (ward). I have done this for a number of years and have found it a blessing in my life and in the lives of my family to serve others and the Lord. The Lord has blessed me with the time and ability to be of service to others and I am and will be eternally grateful for these opportunities.