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Hi I'm Robert

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have been married for 39 years. We have 5 children and 11 1/2 grandchildren. I am an active 64 year old who enjoys surfing, running , hiking, and weight training. I enjoy playing classical guitar and music of all genres. In my youth I lived in Hawaii several summers following high school and still consider Hawaii a second home.

Why I am a Mormon

My conversion started when as a young boy in elementary or junior high school I read a story about a family that was having problems communicating in a positive way and decided to hold a monthly family meeting. I thought to myself this sounds like my family. I suggested to my parents that this might help us. My mom and dad laughed at the idea thinking either we didn't need that or it wouldn't work. I was disappointed but never forgot the story. Fast forward to my high school school senior year and I met a young lady and we began dating after I graduated. I soon learned she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (a Mormon). My limited knowledge of Mormons was that they had more than one wife and wore funny clothes. Early on in our dating relationship she invited me to attend church with her. I remember attending Sunday School with her and the lesson that day was on Family Home Evening. I don't think that was a coincidence. Immediately I remembered the story I had read about the family in elementary school and now I was learning about a church that considers family time a sacred responsibility. I was intrigued and now interested to learn more. The next Sunday School meeting the subject was on Food Storage. I thought to myself, this is a very practical church. We dated for about three years and eventually I was baptized. I have been a member now over 40 years. The church has a program for the entire family all families. I soon learned that Heavenly Father truly loves all his children both the living and the dead. None are forgotten by Him. I believe that families were meant to be eternal units. In Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints authorized Priesthood holders administer sacred ordinances that bind or seal families both living and the dead together for time and all eternity. This has been a great comfort to me and confirms to me that God loves all his children.

How I live my faith

I have served in the Church in various callings. Most recently I was released as our ward Bishop. But my wife and I now serve in the singles ward of our stake. I am first counselor in the Bishopric.