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Hi I'm Russ Osmond

I'm a Christian and a Faithful Mormon BECAUSE I'm a Christian.

About Me

 Adopted into the Mormon Church as a baby, I was worse than Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn combined on my religion teachers. Indeed, they literally threw me out of the building! Always faithful to the LDS Principles but with a Style of My Own, I finally grounded myself in Complete Service to Christ when I was a Mormon Missionary in Chile in 1964. Educated all over the country for far too many degrees, I was blessed to serve also as an LDS Chaplain in the USAF for 22 years. Banks, Software Engineering Firms, Public Service, Change Consulting, etc....it's all happened to me as forms of employment...and I have loved each curious step of the journey. Married 43 years to the Saintlest Woman on the Planet, Kathleen Faye Howard, we are the proud parents of 3 children and brag constantly about our 7 grandchildren. Faith? What is it? MY "iron rod of hope" that keeps me going....always to get back up at least one more time when the winds of change knock me from my perch. My sweet wife Kathie was born to eternity in June 2011 and since then I have been growing into my new life as One Who Cares Anonymously...while looking for someone else who feels the same way about Jacob 219 to share the rest of this mortal journey! Adrenalin is my middle name. Books are my best friends. And Curiosity is my Catalyst to be able to constantly see the world through the eyes of an 8 year old! Harley Here I Come!

Why I am a Mormon

 Very Simple....because Mormonism, the faith WITHOUT a Theology, is the only Christian Faith that integrates everything that matters in recorded world history into a set of sensible patterns. And I have had so many personal evidences and "faith surprises" that are explainable no other way that I am overwhelmed by the "proof" of the supernatural. I agree with all that William James wrote about The Varieties of Religious Experience and remain puzzled by all secular explanations of what is today called the "paranormal". I have studied the political conversion process AND the religious conversion process my entire life and am left with the only explanation pattern that consistently makes sense Faith in Jesus Christ simply WORKS!

How I live my faith

 By anonymously trying to daily put all others ahead of myself in each interaction. Quiet counts.