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Hi I'm Russ Cutler

I'm a Manufacturing Engineer, Eagle Scout, and love cars. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Christian and a life long Mormon. I was born in Utah, but have lived in Texas, Oklahoma, California & Washington. I'm fascinated with how things work, how things are designed and built, and have a very critical eye for detail and quality, and if something "just isn't right". As such, I studied Manufacturing Engineering at Brigham Young University in Provo Utah. I also have a interest in business, so I also earned a Master of Technology Management degree from BYU. I served a 2 year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Oklahoma at my own expense. I love the outdoors...camping, hiking, biking & kayaking. That's why I love the North West, where I currently live with my wife and 2 sons and daughter. I also love social media and really enjoy conversing with my friends from many years about world events, religion and science issues. I enjoy learning what others think about a wide range of topics.

Why I am a Mormon

People have frequently asked me why I'm mormon, and I tell them that I was raised Mormon. But that does not mean that I was "forced" or "brainwashed" at all. We each have to decide which road in life we are going to take. I'm a good student of observation, and have noticed all my life that those who are the happiest and who I most aspire to be like are those who are good, wholesome people who strive for excellence in everything that they do. For example, this means living clean by not smoking, drinking or doing drugs, and by being faithful to their wives and children. It also means having a strong work ethic and being honest in all your dealings. These are the type of people who inspire me and who I want to surround myself with. I've found that the Gospel of Jesus Christ teaches all of these things. We are the most happy and fulfilled when we are true to ourselves and are working each day to make a positive impact to those around us. As a seeker of truth, I love to learn. The purpose of life is something that should be known to all of God's children, and it is only through the "Restored Gospel" that life's true purpose can be understood. There is so much that our Father in Heaven wants us to know, just like any good father wants for his kids. He has provided a Prophet on the earth today to enable us to know what will make us the most happy, in the actual times we live in. This is important as the challenges we face today are very different from those 200 years ago. We need this up to date council from the Prophet. As a Mormon, I have learned of the importance of what are called "Ordinances", which are covenants, or agreements between me and my Father in Heaven. It is through these ordinances, performed by someone who holds the Holy Priesthood of God, that we can be saved and return to our Heavenly Home after we die. I have also come to know of the love of my Savior for me personally, and know that he paid the price for my sins as well as yours.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon has given me many opportunities to serve in my community. I've had some very diverse assignments or "Callings" ranging from working with the 12-18 year old boys in the Boy Scouts of America, which has allowed me to do many fun things in the outdoors. I've managed the finances of my local congregation and performed finance audits of other congregations. I have lead and presided over a large group of men who hold the Priesthood of God. I have served a 2 year mission to Oklahoma and Texas at my own expense when I was 19 years old. Serving a mission was a great part of my growing up, and I learned many valuable life skills that are not taught anywhere to most youth anywhere in the world. I'm currently assigned to be a Missionary with the objective of sharing and informing my friends about Mormons and who we really are. I have noticed the people tend to put "Mormons" up on a pedestal for various reasons, but I'm just a regular guy with a family just like many people are, doing the best I can to raise good kids who will contribute in a positive way to the world.