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Hi I'm Rog

I grew up in Colorado, married into an already made family, raised 2 great children, got my Masters of Social Work. I'm a Mormom.

About Me

I have been a social worker for over 10 years. I have just completed my Masters of Social Work. I have a desire to work with teens and youth who are living through tough times. I play golf with my children. I have a 16 year old and a 13 year old. Have been married for 11 years and happy that I got married in the Los Angelos Temple. I have been dedicated to service. Every year my family and I put together a service project that is done Christmas morning. This helps us to remember that we are part of a community. Daily I work with those who struggle to have temporal needs met. Daily I struggle to have my temporal things met. I understand how hard it is to pay the bills, get food, and much more. I must say that there is one payment I don't skip on. No mater how tight money might be, we will pay tithing. Tithing meaning 10 of our income to the church. We have been blessed for this.

Why I am a Mormon

You probably have heard the, "I have been a Mormon all my life," which for me can be true. I truely became a Mormon when I left to serve my Mission. I have gained an understanding that the Book of Mormon is an instruction manuel of a happy life. As a social worker I see that the church teaches many same principles that the professionals of social work is just starting to understand. Service, self motivation, and staying clear of addictions can keep you in safety and in harmony with life. It would truly be easy to walk away from the Church. I would if it only was a 3 hour meeting once a week. The church is so much more than that. The message behind the church is service. The Savior Jesus Christ committed every moment of his life to service. The church provides me with opportunities to serve all the time. Service creates unity, it is this unity I want in my life. I don't need to fit in by what I wear, listen to, or how I speak. I fit in because I serve.

How I live my faith

I get the privilege of serving as an occupation. As a social worker I get to help those who are in need. My family and I have also planned many service projects. One Christmas we had three families join with us and we all made hats, scarfs, and had coats and gloves donated so that we could go to the streets of St Louis Christmas Morning and hand them out to the homeless. I have had the previliege to serve in many Elder Quorums as 1st, 2nd, and secretary. I currently serve in my favorite position and that is Gospel Doctrine Teacher. The Lord has heard and blessed me in my efforts. Every weekday morning my family gets up reads scriptures and prays together. Every night we end the day with family prayer. It is seeing the answers to prayers come through out time that brings me close to my Father in Heaven. I could not imaging raising my children with out the Holy Ghost, and a prophet to give me guidance.

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Eternal life is the phrase used in scripture to define the quality of life that our Eternal Father lives. The Lord declared, "This is my work and my glory—to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man" see Moses 139. Immortality is to live forever as a resurrected being. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, everyone will receive this gift. Eternal life, or exaltation, is to live in God's presence and to continue as families. Like immortality, this gift is made possible through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. However, to inherit eternal life requires our "obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel." Show more Show less