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Hi I'm Mike Russell

I am a law enforcement officer. I have long been absolutely devoted to Jesus Christ and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am most profoundly a servant of Christ with a tremendous desire to be eternally a friend of Christ. I am a grateful husband of 23 years and a father. I am 44 years old and am a devoted law enforcement officer. I have my own weaknesses, life challenges and insecurities but with the blessings of Jesus Christ I too am finding peace in the service of others.

Why I am a Mormon

I have spent years studying the scriptures and working to live the teachings of the Savior and put His teachings above my own personal interests. Though I am far from perfect, I have a deep love for our Savior Jesus Christ and want to be what He wants me to be. I am a Mormon because the Holy Spirit has touched my soul and taught me that there is a prophet on the earth today and that we are not left alone in this lonely world. I am a Mormon because the Holy Spirit has touched my soul and taught me that Jesus Christ's church is again on the earth and that it is truly led by Jesus Christ himself and He has called His church in these last days The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I currently organize the activities of the older people in our ward. This group is referred to as the High Priest group. We spend our time watching out for the needs of those around us and "bearing one anothers burdens" that they may be light. I like most members of the church serve as a home teacher which means that I am responsible for visiting regularly with other members of the church to see that their needs are being met spiritually and temporally. The great desire of my heart is to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ to generally be of service to those around me as needs arise.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Mike Russell
Devoted followers of the living God as far back as the old testament have been instructed to pay an honest tithe. Tithe literally means ten percent. I pay an honest tithe because I want to be obedient to the commandments of God and because I want to do my part to contribute to the building of the kingdom of God. I do not pay a tithe because I don't have financial challenges. I pay a tithe because God commands it and I decided long ago that I love God enough that I am willing to sacrifice all that He asks me to sacrifice to prove my devotion to Him. It is easy to claim to be a disciple of Jesus Christ but the proof is in what we are willing to sacrifice for Him and His cause. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Mike Russell
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is generally opposed to abortion except in the cases of rape or incest or when the life of the mother is in jeopardy. Life is sacred and should be treated as such. The word of God is clear, "Thou shalt not kill." Todays world in many ways revolves around convenience with many being quick to absolve themselves of responsibility. We live in a world where it has become socially acceptable to engage in destructive behavior without accepting the responsibility of our actions. If we as a people would honor the laws of God and obey the laws of chastity including avoiding the lust filled, addictive and destructive vices of pornography, we would not have even nearly so many broken homes, promises and families as we have in society today. God has given us commandments because He knows how we can achieve our greatest happiness. God's seemingly restrictive commandments are no more restrictive than the string is to the flying kite. Let go of God's commandments or the seemingly restrictive string of the kite and the result is the same. Though we may expect to fly higher, we will fall. Show more Show less