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Hi I'm Robby

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of 2 with one on the way. I have been happily married for over 9 years. I play the guitar. I enjoy doing anything that will entertain my children and I work 4 days a week as a physical therapist.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who were Latter-day Saints. I began to notice as a very young child a special feeling I had when I was at church. I clearly remember sitting in primary with the other children wishing that I could go to Sunday school 5 days a week and regular school once a week. As I grew that feeling also grew within me. I have always felt the Lords Holy Spirit as I attended church and worshiped in the home with my family. Today I am a member because of that same feeling I had as a child. I know it's true by the way I feel inside and that feeling only grows as I understand more and consistently follow my Savior Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

The most important way I live my faith is in my home with my family. We read from the scriptures daily as a family and have family prayer consistently. I love to hear my children pray. When we pray and read together as a family we can often catch a glimpse of the eternal joy the Lord has in store for our family. The joy, happiness, and bonds that we have now will continue throughout eternity as the great culminating blessing of our discipleship. Only through the sacrifice of Christ and our adherence to his gospel will these family ties continue beyond this life. I am a Bishop in our ward and spend many hours in the service of others, but the most important way I live my faith is in my own home with my family.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Robby
The teaching of helping our deceased ancestors accept baptism must initially sound rather odd to people not of our faith. We believe Christ when he said that we each must be born of water and of the spirit to enter the kingdom of heaven (John 3:5). But what will happen to the myriad of Gods children who never had the opportunity in this life to accept Christ and be baptized? Would our loving Father in Heaven deny eternal happiness to one of his precious children because they were born into a place or time where the ordinance of baptism was unavailable? After death, in the spirit world, all of God's children will be able to learn and except or reject the gospel of Jesus Christ. Here on earth we can stand in their place, be baptized in their behalf, and offer the blessings of baptism to those who have died without ever receiving it. Just last week I went to the temple and offered baptism to my grandfather who passed away before he could be baptized. I am thankful for this most beautiful teaching. It truly shows our Father in Heaven's love for all of his children. Show more Show less