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Hi I'm Ron Stutz

I'm a husband and father of 4 boys, I enjoy working with technology and love learning and experiencing new things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Life is a gift from our loving Heavenly Father. I want to experience and enjoy all that He offers us. One of my favorite poems is "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost. This poem reminds us in a beautiful way that our choices lead us ever forward to trails that we could not have even imagined at the outset of our journey. As a young boy and youth, I had the opportunity to live in many different places as a consequence of my father's job. I enjoyed the varied experiences that each new location offered. The beaches and swimming pools, the orange trees and ice plant, the towering trees, mountains and snow storms all appealed to me. As I got older, I chose paths where I could continue to learn the most and experience new things. Upon graduating from college, I married the love of my life, Jenny, and moved to the Seattle, Washington area. I chose to work as a technology consultant so I could work at several different companies. Over the next many years, our family also lived in Chicago, Illinois, Highlands Ranch, Colorado and Phoenix Arizona. In my work, I was able to travel all around the United States and to Canada, France, the United Kingdom and India. As a family, we've been able to visit many vacation and historical destinations. In each place we've lived, we've been blessed to have wonderful neighbors and friends. These acquaintances and relationships are what we count as most dear.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it brings happiness and joy into my life. The teachings of Jesus Christ are based on eternal principles of truth. As I align my thoughts and actions with these truths, I am able to be more successful in all that I do. My life is not easy. I make lots of mistakes. In some ways, I've chosen paths that are harder than they could have been because I desire to experience and learn more. I've experienced times of great sorrow, disappointment and concern. But, I take comfort in knowing that my Savior lives and loves me. I take comfort in His infinite atonement. I take great comfort in knowing that because of His atonement, I can receive mercy and I can change. Even though we do not remember our pre-earth life, we are all blessed to be able to recognize truth when we hear it again. This is a blessing from our Heavenly Father that we call the Light of Christ. We feel it in our souls, it resonates with our minds and we feel it in our hearts. When we give place to these feelings and act as we feel prompted, our recognition grows stronger and stronger. Miracles will occur in our lives more frequently as we recognize the source of tender mercies that we and those we love receive. I'm a witness to hundreds and thousands of miracles. These miracles are a result of faith, repentance, baptism and the temple. I thank God for my life, for this wonderful earth with all its resources and wonders, and for my family and friends. I am thankful for Jesus Christ and His gift of His atonement that brings with it hope, hope that we can continue to change, that we can continue to grow, and that we can continue to enjoy our relationships as families and friends forever.

How I live my faith

I have found that I am happiest in life when I serve others. I feel love more deeply when I serve. For much of my adult life, I've been able to serve boys and young men. One of my favorite times of service was as scoutmaster of Troop 665 in Highlands Ranch, Colorado. Boys love adventure and trying new things. They love testing their limits. They are ready and willing to take on responsibility and lead. Scouting provides opportunities from them to learn who they are and who they can become. It is my faith that we are all scouts in a heavenly troop and that Jesus Christ is our scoutmaster. We lived as part of a heavenly family of God before we came to this earth. The purpose of our this life is to learn, try new things, test our limits, take responsibility, and learn to lead others in paths that will lead us all to happiness and live everlasting with God and our family.