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Hi I'm Russ

I grew up in Magrarth. I love hockey and most sports! I am serving a mission in Italy at the moment. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Sports has had a big impact on my life. More specifically hockey. I moved away from home when I was 16 to play semi professionally and that has helped me mature a lot being away from home and having major responsibilities. I am the middle child with two siblings older and two younger. My family is very close and I rely on them very much for support. I am preparing for a mission and it is difficult to do everything that is expected but it is fun and exciting at the same time. I'm exciting for the opportunity.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been Mormon but I have had the opportunity to see a lot of different ways you can live your life and I have no doubt this is the way I would like to live my life. I love my family and I know that through Jesus Christ Gospel we can be together forever and that means more than anything to me. There is no singular moment I could say about my conversion although I have been able to see the effects of the Gospel in my life many many times and the more I engross myself in the Gospel a more blessings and the more love I feel from my Saviour. I know that when I'm living the principles of the gospel that is when I am the happiest and I feel like things in my life are going the best and I know that is the way I should conduct myself. I know that this gospel is the best and only way we can return to live with our father in heaven as a family that is the most important thing to me.

How I live my faith

I am around people of varying an no real faith everyday. I play on a hockey team where religion is not very popular. I get the chance to tell people about my church quite a bit. Most the time it is answering simple questions about Joseph smith or if we are Christian. But it always opens the door for me to tell as much as I can about the gospel and how it can help us mad guide us to live with our Heavenly Father again. Most of my teammates are not at the point in there life that they are looking for conversion but I try to open to door for other opportunities down the road. Maybe they will have a time in there life where they are looking for more and I hope my example is good enough that they might give the Mormons a chance.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Joseph smith restored the fullness of Jesus Christs gospel to the earth in 1820. Since then he started the Mormon church to facilitate Christs gospel. The Lord has sent prophets throughout the history of time to teach his people. The first being Adam and over time some such as Moses. Joseph's smith was sent to restore the gospel of Jesus Christ. He also restored the priesthood which is the authority to act in gods name. The Mormon faith is not a new religion or a branch it is Jesus Christs gospel restored by the prophet Joseph Smith. Show more Show less