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Hi I'm Bob Robinson

I grew up in Castro Valley, California. I worked in the building and maintenance trades most of my life. Retired. I am a Mormon

About Me

I am a father of three children and 4 grandchildren and a step-father to 2 children and 11 grandchildren. I enjoy working with my hands and fixing things. My favorite thing to do is craft projects with my grandchildren. I love to garden. Building barn wood bird house's for my friends, helping my neighbors and camping and fishing are all high on my list of like-to-do's. Before I retired I was a senior building mechanic for a facilities maintenance group and then a juvenile corrections facility. My granddaughter says I can "fix" anything! I like to smile and I like it when other people smile. A good bar-b-que should never be skipped. Family and Friends are important to me.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Before I was one I knew just a little about them. I liked the idea that family came first. That's about all I knew except that they build temples where they did work for the dead. I didn't understand until I listened to the missionaries. I had lots of questions and their answers made sense and I felt a strong spirit right away. Now I am a Mormon because in this church everyone is included. Even the small children have an opportunity to participate. They youth of the church participate in leadership rolls and have responsibilities, in fact just about everybody has a calling (or job) in the ward. We are not just a Sunday go to church religion, we are a family and we help and serve each other all the time. I also have a testimony of the gospel that is taught. I know that God has not left us to go through this life without any guidance. There will always be a Prophet to guide us. I know the Atonement of Jesus Christ is real and provides the opportunity we all need to repent and be forgiven of our sins. I need that every day. Perfection seems to always be a day ahead of me. I know that Jesus is my elder brother and Savior and that he loves me. He died for me and paid a debt for my sins. I will show him my love and gratitude by trying my best to do his will. I know he doesn't expect anyone to be perfect in this life; He just asks us to do our best.

How I live my faith

During the 40 years of my church membership, I have had many responsibilities. I have enjoyed teaching in classes for children and adults, being a cub scout leader, as well as holding positions of leadership among the brothers of the church. I have participated in family history work through indexing, family history research and temple work. When I first joined the church they had a program called "Road Shows" where several church members practiced and performed short skits and plays. I participated even with my limited stage talent and had a great time. I really miss those times. I have organized dinners and activities and have helped with projects for members and non-members like building ramps for the handicapped, repairing roofs, furnaces, coolers and even a refrigerator or two as well as mowing lawns and fixing fences. During the floods in Reno in the mid 90's my son and I filled sand bags and helped neighbors protect their homes. I really enjoy serving others and feel blessed to be able to do so. In recent years things have turned a bit. Health problems have put me on the receiving end of service. When others are serving me and tell me they are grateful for the opportunity, I know exactly how they feel. Having experienced both sides has strengthened my testimony. I am grateful for their service to me. Our ward family has always been there in a time of need. They do more than is needed and go that extra mile we all hear about.