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Hi I'm Bob

About Me

I was born in an industrial city in the midwest almost 70 years ago in My Mother and I joined the church at when I was 11. My parents had saved up until they could buy a farm and we moved when I was 12. We were many miles from the nearest branch of the Church and for my entire youth, we didn't attend. When I joined the military, our Branch President was a military dentist and checked all of the dental records looking for LDS members. When he found me, he sent the Sunday School President (a full Colonel) who more or less ordered me back into activity. I have been active ever since. We have five children 3 girls and 2 boys. The boys served missions in Argentina and Hungary. I have played guitar and sang in bands since I was a teenager, mostly Celtic and American Folk music. I am an avid genealogist. I am retired from both the Air Force and Education. I taught Business and History in high school and worked in administration at the state level. We have retired in Florida and love to travel, especially since our children and grandchildren live in the Ohio and in Provo, Utah. Both my wife and I are cancer survivors.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I have long been a student of religion and have studied the history of Christianity. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only Christian denomination that matches the Church as established by Jesus Christ and the original apostles. The Holy Spirit has testified to me of the truthfulness of the Church. I could never belong to another. I respect all other religions and Christian denominations and know that there is some truth in all, and most are sincere. But sincerity does not mean truth. I have a firm testimony of the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is here that I find peace and contentment and a knowledge of how to survive in these perilous times.

How I live my faith

Faithful attendance every Sunday, Family Home Evening, daily prayers. Sharing my testimony with my neighbors. My wife and I always carry pass-along cards when we travel. We listen to Church Music frequently and watch the BYU Channel on TV. We never watch an R-Rated Movie and taught our children to do the same.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

A health code. When Joseph Smith received the revelation in the 1830's, the concepts were considered radical, even bizarre. Since then medical and nutritional research has proved the validity of the revelation. It is also interesting to find that even in the Church that the guessed reasons for the various health observances change as new medical findings occur. The abstaining from the use of tobacco, alcohol, coffee, certain teas, eating fruits and vegetables and meat in reduced quantity and exercise has been scientifically proven to be beneficial. It also proves that the Lord knows what is best. It also strengthens the roll of the prophet in our lives as the mouthpiece of God. Show more Show less