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Hi I'm Bob

I'm a Mormon; Portland,OR to US Naval Academy, test pilot, PhD Civil Engineer, Air Force Reserve, retired, served mission w/wife.

About Me

I met my wife of 41 years while attending the US Naval Academy in Annapolis MD, I served in the US Navy as a Naval Aviator then resigned and went to graduate school at Utah State University in Logan UT. We have four children, all married, and 10 grandchildren. After graduate school I worked as a civil engineer in Texas and Iowa and then Utah. In Utah I joined the US Air Force Reserves and retired as a civil engineer with 28 years of service. My wife and I served as a senior missionary couple in the Florida Orlando Mission for two years.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was a Mormon from Utah and met my Dad during WWII, he is not a member of any church. My faith developed as a child when my mother would take us to church. While in the Navy I learned for myself how much I loved the Lord and desired to always serve Him and keep His commandments. The gospel of Jesus Christ has helped mold my marriage and family into something I treasure and want to be with for eternity. I experience the most joy and happiness with my family and wife. I know that when I die I will live again and see my loved ones. I know that this life is one to experience all that my Heavenly Father has designed for me and return to Him again saved and justified to enter His presence.

How I live my faith

I have served in my church and community helping youth: Cub Scouts Webelos Leader, Boy Scouts Scoutmaster and Varsity Scout Team Coach and AYSO and Competition soccer coach. I enjoy going on high adventures with the scouts: canoe trips in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota, camping, hiking in Yellowstone National Park, winter camping in Iowa. In the Air Force I served as a chaplain for a group of fellow airman. I also had the opportunity to lead a congregation of over 600 members in my community for over 3 and half years, working my full time civil engineering job, and serving as a military commander of a civil engineer squadron . I performed marriages, conducted funerals, counseled adults, youth and military airmen and served my country during several conflicts Vietnam, Desert Storm.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Bob
By having the Lord's Spirit as our partner in our marriage and family relationships we try daily to overcome contention and learn to forgive each other. It is not easy, but it is worth it. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Bob
We believe our life's purpose is come to earth, and experience in our bodies life's pains and joys and learn and grow. We make mistakes and can repent or change and overcome life's temptations through the power of Christ's atonement through which we can become clean and gain salvation, which is to return to the God who created us. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Bob
They will talk about the Lord's plan for happiness for you and your loved ones. They will invite the Lord's spirit to be with you so that you can feel His love for you personally. They will offer you a way to find out for yourself that the things they teach are true. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Bob
We believe the Holy Ghost is a spirit person who serves with the Father and His Son-Jesus Christ. The Holy Ghost testifies to us of the truth and the Father and the Son. Show more Show less

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Bob
You will feel the Lord speaking revelation to your questions through His words in the Holy Scriptures: the Bible and His revealed words to His prophets in the Book of Mormon and other scriptures given to "the other sheep not of the fold" in Jerusalem. Show more Show less