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Hi I'm Russell

I am a new Mormon! I was baptized on July 16, 2011

About Me

I was just baptized about two months ago! It has been a really good and exciting experience so far.

Why I am a Mormon

Well it all started off at dinner with my grandparents and the missionaries. We were all sitting down talking and the missionaries had asked if I was a member and I had said no. Shortly into this conversation on of the missionaries asked me if I liked to bowl, I said yes I love bowling. So she had asked me if I wanted to make a bet that if the missionaries could beat me in a game of bowling that I would have to take the lessons and if I won they would leave me alone. I agreed to this thinking that I was going to win however I bowled the worst game of bowling ever. So soon after I began taking the lessons, after about 5 weeks of taking the lessons it was fast Sunday, so i decided to fast towards a baptismal date during this fast I had the most amazing feelings ever! It was so exciting that i can't explain it in words. Later that day I had set a baptismal date for July 16th. since then I continue to chose to be a Mormon because it has made a very positive change in my life and I would never change a thing about getting baptized.

How I live my faith

I practice my faith by going to institute every week to grown in knowledge of the gospel. I have just recently received a home teaching assignment and loved my first time doing that. I also try to help with services that are needed by members in the ward.