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Hi I'm Robert

I'm a father of two beautiful girls. I am a university instructor and a servant of the Lord.

About Me

My life to this point has been a fantastic ride. I left home when I was 17 years of age. I was fortunate enough to have a couple of families who were willing to let me live on their couches. In the meantime, I worked a temporary part-time job for $4.25 an hour and participated in a government work program that compensated me with two meals a day. Weeks after turning 18, I developed an anxiety disorder and lost 25% of my bodily weight in a few months. Eventually, I would end up at the hospital. I did not let my circumstances early in my adult life prevent me from doing the Lord's work. I was not perfect, but I did my best with the little knowledge that I had. I slowly gathered strength as I grew in faith. I would take advantage of every good oportunity that was presented to me and then I would work hard at them. Over the next 14 years, I would manage a retail store, play football in college, be the first in my family to obtain a university degree, get married, attend graduate school, have two beautiful daughters, and instruct at two prestigious universities. Most of all I am grateful to the Lord for the challenges I have faced. Without those challenges and difficulties in life, I would have never learned to trust in His strength and have the faith to follow His will.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I became a member of the LDS church is rather simple. It is the place God had work for me. When I was 20 years of age, I knelt down in a neighborhood park and prayed to know my place in God's plan. I was sincere in my request and confident that I would receive a response. I was overcome with the Spirit of the Lord and received an answer. I was directed by the Spirit to walk to a church down the street from the park. There on the corner was the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As I approached the church, I had a profound moment of clarity as if the Lord was speaking directly to my mind. God wanted me to teach His children in the church. One week after I was baptized into the Church, I was asked to teach Sunday School. I have taught in some capacity ever since.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways. I currently have the opportunity to instruct and help others to instruct classes at Church. I thoroughly enjoy teaming up with the Missionaries to talk to investigators. Most investigators have a knowledge and faith in Christ and I am always enlightened and stregthened by their love for the Savior. I am always looking for ways to build relationships with those of other faiths. All religions are vital to the Lord's work here on the Earth. I believe the Lord's work can not be accomplish without the help of all His servants. He has placed servants in every nation, region, occupation, status, and religion. It is our job to seek each other out and collaboratively work together.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Robert
We can come to know our Father in Heaven by humbly kneeling in prayer. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons believe in the Bible?

Robert
The Bible is essential to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Bible records God's interactions with humankind and contains important doctrines and revelations. More importantly, it is a witness and testimony of the divinity and atonement of Jesus Christ. The Old Testaments proclaims the coming of the Savior and the New Testament records the perfect example and teachings of Christ. As we study the Bible, we learn how to live through the recorded actions of those who came before us. We also come to better understand our role in God's eternal plan. Show more Show less