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Hi I'm Rusty

I grew up in a small mountain town in Arizona. I am a father of 5 wonderful children. I love hunting and fishing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Arizona, married my high school sweet hart and we have 5 wonderful children. I received a bachelor's degree in elementary education and taught school for 6 years until I changed professions to pursue a career in the US Forest Service. I love to the great outdoors, which include lots of hunting and fishing to the angst of my wife :-) (Love you Honey!)

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up LDS thanks to my wonderful parents who taught me to believe and hope until I could find out for myself if the gospel of Jesus Christ was true. I can distinctly remember praying for an answer when I was 18 and preparing for an LDS mission if I were truly on the right path. Never before in my life had I received an over-whelming answer of assurance that indeed this church was true, but that I did have a Heavenly Father who loved me and listened to my prayers. As a father of 5 children, I value the church even more. The gospel of Jesus Christ helps my wife and I to be an example for our children and to solve problems that seem to be above our abilities to solve. I am grateful for the church in my life.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by being diligent in my family responsibilities, my church callings, and my daily dealings with others. I strive to be a good father that teaches my children about our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Using the priesthood I can baptize, and bless my children. Serving in the church gives me an opportunity to serve and help others. It brings joy into my life and helps teach my children the importance of helping others as well. I show my faith in my daily dealings by remembering we are all sons and daughters of God. I try to treat them with that respect and love that a brother would show to his family.