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Hi I'm Russell Hendrycks

I grew up in California and Utah. I lived in Canada for two years. I love sports. skiing is my passion. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in San Jose California, lived in Santa Cruz California, and moved to Utah when I was eleven! Im an only child and Im thankful for my parents and what they do for me. Sports and exercise are my life! I love baseball, football, basketball, wrestling, and golf! I love the San Francisco Giants! I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Edmonton Canada. So im part Canadian now. I attend the University of Utah studying exercise physiology. Im planning on going to med school and pursuing a career in sports medicine. I love living in Utah. I love the Utah Jazz. The outdoor life in Utah is awesome. I have skied since i was 4 and I love it! I love having a good time and spending time with friends and family. I couldnt imagine my life without my religion.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it is the only way to find true happiness in this life and in the next. I am a member because I have found that I feel free, at peace, and true joy. I dont need to have all the things in the world to be happy, I dont search aimlessly for lifes answers. Im a mormon because I understand where I came from,? Why I am here,? and where am I going? How can Jesus Christ help me and what is his role in Gods plan? The answers to these life questions are found in the Church of Jesus Christ because of the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am converted to this gospel because I know Joseph Smith saw God and Jesus Christ and they spoke to him as two seperate people. They called him to be the Prophet here on earth to bring back the truths that have been lost after the apostes were killed. I know this to be true because of the convincing evidence, the Book of Mormon. I have read every verse, page, chapter and that book testifys of Christ and his ability to save and heal all of us from sin. I have prayed about it, shared it with others, and seen it change peoples lives. I always feel well when I read the Book of Mormon and it draws me closer to God. I found that by living the restored gospel I am more happy and I avoid sin, sadness, heartache, and pain. I didnt always know all of this, I didnt always live it, but since serving a mission I know that this is the best way of life for me. Im thankful for my mom who made the decision that her son needed to know these truths and introduced me to the church. I am thankful that my dad embraced the gospel a year after I was baptized at age 8.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by first learning as much as I can about it everyday. I study the Bible, Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price. I make an effort to study and apply the teachings from our living Prophet and 12 apostles. As i learn about the Gospel of Jesus Christ through studying, attending church, sharing it with others, it motivates me to follow Christ and do the things He wants me to do. I know I am not perfect, but because of Christ I have the motivation to do good to others and to be good. I try to think of, what would Jesus do? or What does He think of me? What I love about the gospel and doing all these things is that it helps me become who Heavenly Father wants me to become as I live it each day