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Hi I'm Russell

I'm a husband, a father, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have started a new job and we just moved into new place. When I'm home, We love trying new foods and reading books together. I really enjoy being out doors and in nature. I really appreciate the beauty of the planet that we live on. The world is really incredible and I love how diverse everything is. I especially appreciate how diverse people are.

Why I am a Mormon

I chose to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints because it feels right to me. The things I learn about and the principles the church espouses feel powerfully close to home for me. As I listen to members teach in church, read the Book of Mormon or sing the hymns in the hymn book I feel I connect with the message that is here. It feels good, it feels right, it feels complete. I feel that all the good things I want in this life are attainable here. Almost as though the teachings encapsulates all that I want out of my life. I want a strong marriage, and close meaningful family relationships. I want friends who share moral values and who choose to live noble lives. I want to be around people who are involved in making the lives of people around them happier and more meaningful. Basically for those who care about others and what to share what they have. I feel in my heart that this church is true. As I read the book of Mormon and as I try to live the teachings of Christ's living prophets and apostles on earth today I feel that what they are teaching is true. I believe in Jesus Christ as my savior and redeemer. I believe he is the Son of God. I have hope that because of his suffering, I can be redeemed from my sins and mistakes and from death. I believe in the resurrection of the dead. I believe that families can be together after death and can continue to live in love and happiness. I believe that Christ lives and that he will come again to live on earth. I have felt the holy Spirits confirm to my heart that one day Jesus Christ will return to live on the earth. I look forward to that time and would love to help my friends and family learn about Christs teachings so they too can rejoice in that event.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be kind to others, especially my wife and friends I believe that Christ teaches us to love others than I should make and effort to do that with the people who share such a large part of my life. I live my faith by choosing entertainment that promotes wholesome behavior and attitudes. I want to celebrate people who chose kindness, honesty, integrity, fairness, and compassion. I try to work and study hard. I believe that God will hold me responsible for how I provide for my family and so I want to study hard in school and get a good education so I can be a good provider and have a job that will let me be involved in my family's lives.