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Hi I'm Russell R.

I grew up in Bountiful, Utah, joined multiple choirs and played soccer. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Like i said before I sang in multiple choirs, but not only that. I also was in my High School band and played the Trombone. I loved every moment of it. I love music, it lifts me up and helps explain my emotions. Off of music I love to read, it is one of my favorite hobbies. I typically either pick up a fantasy, sci-fi, or an overview of major philosophical ideas. Those always gets me thinking. I took and am taking multiple anatomy and psychology classes, as learning about the body helps learning about yourself.

Why I am a Mormon

Why? I was born to my family who believes. That's where I got my start but it wasn't until I first went to EFY (especially for youth). This is a week long event that encompasses classroom, teaching service projects, group competitions, testimony sharing, and gaining friends from over the world. The reason this event made such an impact was because I found a song that helped me understand, through a burning testimony borne from my spirit, that I was in fact loved by God. The lessons of past years finally started to sink in. Now, since then, my testimony has grown to a point where I want others to believe in Christ as I do. I understand if people don't agree with me, I just cant see how anyone could be as happy without knowing what I know.

How I live my faith

As of right now I am preparing to go on my mission to Auckland, New Zealand. In preparation I was call as a ward missionary, so i can get some practice at home before i ship off. As a ward missionary I help other ward missionaries teach the new members extended missionary lessons. Having been born to a family already associated with the church, returning to the simplest principles and ideas of it all is really refreshing.