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Hi I'm Fred Rushton

I am a Montana native studying to be a mechanical engineer and I am a Mormon.

About Me

As I mentioned before, I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Montana. I come from a family of 7. My parents, 3 girls, and 2 boys. I am the middle child. I love to do outdoor activities such as camping, hunting, and fishing. I believe that nature is one of gods greatest creations, and love the experiences that I have in it. I also love to create things on my own. Mostly in the form of building. In High School I joined a robotics team where our challenge was to build a robot capable of performing specific tasks and compete with it against other teams. This helped me in making the decision to become a mechanical engineer. I am currently studying at Brigham Young University - Idaho (BYU-I). I have completed two semesters so far and am excited to continue learning there.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of this church my whole life. As my family and I have learned and grown together, we have had many blessings come into our lives. I know that these blessings have come from the covenants (promises) that we have made. We have been able to make these covenants through this the restored church of Jesus Christ. This means everything to me and has shaped and defined me as a person in every aspect of my life.

How I live my faith

Currently I am living my faith by serving as a Missionary in The Arizona Phoenix Mission. As a missionary I am able to help people to build their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and teach them about His gospel. The experiences that I have had have helped my testimony grow as well. I am able to show people through my example and through the scriptures that God has prepared a way that all of his children here on earth can make it back to live in his presence once again, and can find happiness and joy while here in the Earth. I also apply my faith in other aspects of my life. It has helped me with my choices in careers, and in my schooling as well. My faith has a part in everything I do.

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Fred Rushton
Polygamy existed in the church at the time of Christ. It was part of the church then, so in order for the church to be restored in its fullness, it was essential for polygamy to be restored as well. Through modern revelation though, we have learned that this practice is not needed at this time an the Earth. Show more Show less