Hi I'm Russ
I have been happily married for 26 years and have 4 wonderful children. My career in software sales has taken me to over 30 countries. I am now the CEO of ContentWatch, makers of Net Nanny Internet filtering software.
Why I am a Mormon
By studying and following the doctrines taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I am happier, more fulfilled, and better prepared to be a successful father, husband, friend, and co-worker. The life and teachings of Jesus Christ are the only path to ultimate happiness. The only way to know if a precept is true is to learn it and live it.
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
I love the Book of Mormon. I feel the Holy Spirit when I read it. I have a firm testimony of the Prophet Joseph. I have felt the spirit strongly when praying about Joseph Smith and about the Book of Mormon. A farm boy could not have written such a book in 85 days from a source written in Reformed Egyptian. A farm boy could not know so much doctrine as well as Jewish culture and Middle Eastern and Asian cultures. The Book of Mormon is truly another witness of Christ. I also know Joseph was the prophet of the restoration and that a restoration was needed after such a long period of apostasy and darkness on the earth. I know that all things holy were restored by Joseph, including the Priesthood and temple ordinances. I know that Joseph was truly a prophet, seer, and a revelator.
How I live my faith
These days, I regularly work with college-age youth from Brigham Young University in various leadership, religious and community service programs. In the past, I have volunteered as a Sunday school teacher for youth, as a full-time missionary in Mexico, and as a Boy Scout leader.