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Hi I'm Ross

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m a husband and father of four wonderful children, two boys and two girls. I love the outdoors and enjoy running, camping, hiking, hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities. Our family has moved to several parts of the US and this has allowed us to make friends in many locations. We have lived in Utah, Indiana, Wisconsin and New York; and I’m a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church and my ancestors crossed the plains with the pioneers. There comes a time in everyone’s life where they need to choose their own path forward. As a teenager I wanted to know and understand for myself. While evaluating all of the diverse influences on my life, I decided to take the challenge about the Book of Mormon found in Moroni 10:4. By reading, studying and praying I was able to find my own answers about the Book of Mormon and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My answer didn’t come quickly. It took years for my teenage lifestyle to allow me to complete the reading of the Book of Mormon. The promise is pretty straight forward, as it is with all of God’s promises. If we do our part – He will do His. Once I put in the effort and did my part, I received my personal witness that Jesus is my Savior. The Book of Mormon is true. Joseph Smith restored the simplicity of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth and the principles and ordinances of the gospel are only had in their fullness in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

Living by the teachings of the Church and following the example set forth by Jesus Christ is more than just a Sunday affair. It is not an event – it is a lifestyle. The lifestyle includes constant care for others, starting with family. I love my family and find joy in serving them. Family is everything and I’m grateful that, thru the ordinances of the restored gospel, families can be sealed together for eternity. Service is one of the main keys to living a Christ-like life. Jesus Christ showed by his example kindness and love for all and we are charged with the same goal. It is not always easy but it is important to keep trying. Serving in leadership positions in the Church is only the start. When truly converted to the gospel it becomes second nature to serve all that are in need – both inside and outside the Church. Giving of your time to help others is the true measure of service. Whether it’s hauling sand bags, reading to children, working at a soup kitchen or any of the many other ways to offer service, the key is to go out and do something to move along the path to Christ-like service to others. Just get outside of yourself and do it!