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Hi I'm Russ Robinson

In addition to my family of 6 children, I love sports, the outdoors, and Texas. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have now been married 26 years. We have six children ranging from 24 to 7. We have 4 of our 6 kids now currently enrolled in college, (wow, not sure how we got here so fast). We still have 2 at home, which I am very grateful for that! This will either keep us young and active or put us in a grave a bit early...smile...hopefully the former! I have lived in Texas most of my life (all but a few years). My family and I love living in Texas and count ourselves amoung the many proud Texans who proudly wear the banner of Texan. I was raised in a family surrounded by sports and outdoor activity. I love playing & watching basketball, football, soccer, baseball and just about anything with a ball, and for the good or bad, my family has picked up the same traits (smile). We are rabid longhorn fans and love a Saturday afternoon watching the horns play, especially when they win. All of us are involved in some kind of sports and we are all very good about regular exercise and trying to stay fit. I love the outdoors and probably nothing gives me more joy than when we are together with family and friends doing something outside like a hike into Yellowstone National Park, or fishing on a small mountain stream near Mirror Lake in the Uintah mountains. We love to be around good & fun people and we are trying our best to be that way also.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon, a "true blue, through and through" Mormon requires a committment to high ideals, thoughts, and actions. It is a church that speaks, exemplifies, and encourages service, kindness, education, love, patience, intelligence, selflessness, wholesome fun, activity, diversity, talent development, and anything that is good, wholesome, and healthly. We believe in sports, dance, music, education, theater and taking an active part in our communities and speaking out in our local and national governments for what is good and right. When I step back and reflect on the "Golden Rule" of "do unto others as you would have them do unto you". I frequently ask the question, "How do I want to be treated? How do I want my children and wife to be treated by others". As I have held each one of my children at birth, there has been this overwhelming desire and passion to provide for them, and give them the tools necessary to be successful in life. I have wanted for my children the best possible education, I have wanted them to be kind and well rounded. I have wanted them to learn how to work, how to be honest, and how to manage and work through lifes challenges in a healthly way. As I reflect on these questions and desires, I have am very appreciate at the support, tools, teachings, examples, and structure provided by the Mormon Church in all of these areas. The Church teaches exactly the kind of person I want to be, and would like for my children to be and gives me the support and encouragement to grow and learn as a parent, father, and husband. For all of these reasons I am a Mormon. I would say however that while all these things are good and important most committed Mormons are not just acting on these good things alone. They are also acting on a feeling and spiritual witness that these things are true and come from a kind & loving Heavenly Father. I also have felt that feeling of inner peace and witness of the eternal truths of this Church.

How I live my faith

At the end of the day the true test of one's faith is how they live their day to day lifes. There is no human being that is perfect but there those are who seem to work at it a little harder. I know this is the kind person I want to be and try, on a day to day basis to do what is right for my wife, family, friends, and community. I also try very hard in my profession to give my best effort, to be smart, to be of value for those who have invested in me at work. Over the years I have been involved in many aspects of our Church from teaching classes, to working with our youth, to going on campouts with the scouts and helping my 4 sons to become Eagle Scouts. Doing what is right, raising 6 children and having a successful marriage and family can be a test of patience and will. Some days are a struggle but most are very good, happy days. I am grateful to part of something where there have been many wonderful men and women who have gone before to provide a better way and example.