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Hi I'm Robert Lawrence

Missionaries led by the Spirit have brought me home. I want others to join me

About Me

I am a convert to the Church, baptised on September 16, 2006. Through these years I've come closer not only to fellow Mormon Young Single Adults, but I've partaken of the blessings of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Now I am looking for every opportunity I get to share the Gospel with my friends by word, deed and example. In my spare time I love to play instruments like guitar, bass, drums and singing. I write poems, stories, songs and whatever just flows from my heart. I have felt the Atonement work in my life, not only helping me repent of sins, but to strengthen my weaknesses and improve every aspect of my life. I've never felt so much joy in a church congregation than being in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Why I am a Mormon

I met the missionaries in my neighborhood in the summer of 2006. I was in my second year of junior college. Throughout my life I've tried to get to know better myself and the world around me, along with God through writing poetry. As I started taking the lessons new eyes of understanding were opened to me and I can see much clearer my purpose in life. I will never forget the fateful day I met the missionaries. Ever since then I've written much more poetry than I ever did before and my poems have become much more optimistic and enlightening. I have certainly turned a new leaf and come closer to my Heavenly Father and His Son Jesus Christ. I know that God answers prayers and that sins can be forgiven. That we can return to live with our Father in Heaven that He has prepared decadent mansions for all those who come unto His Beloved Son and bask in His Atonement.

How I live my faith

I've been going to Church nearly every Sunday since my baptism in 2006. I am a Young Single Adult who starts Church on 1:00PM. We have tons of activities from dances and team sports like basketball. I love ballroom dancing but when i was at a huge regional dance they weren't playing enough slow songs so i one night just up and tried breakdancing and i discovered and developed that talent. I have had the calling, or responsibility in the congregation, of coordinating the Sacrament, which is partaking of the bread and water which symbolize the body and blood of Christ, but also symbolic of our commitment to follow Him in everything we do. It has definitely brought me a deeper understanding of the symbolism of Christ's sacrifice, called the Atonement. I have been a Ward Missionary, in which I work with the full-time missionaries and the Ward Mission Leader to help bring in and teach others into our fold. Another calling I hold is to organize cleaning the Church building one Saturday morning a month. I have also served at an LDS Institute of Religion as part of their presidency which has also sharpened my skills and abilities to organize activities and get people to attend them as well as our classes taught by some of the best teachers of religion, but really they're so great and full of experiences that they could teach anything.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Robert Lawrence
From what I've witnessed in the lives of others and in my own life I believe it is best to be worthy for the mission call. Not absolutely everyone in the Church has to serve a mission. Since many join the Church later than the age elligible for full time service. There are opportunities however for married couples to serve anywhere from temples to college institute classes all around the world. Although not all will serve full time on designated missions, it is my testimony that all members are missionaries, in the sense that we teach by examples to others in our everyday lives by word and deed. Show more Show less