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Hi I'm David Russell

About Me

I am married, the father of seven children, and our youngest son is the only child left at home. I work as software engineer for a large company. I play the piano and sing baritone in choir.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was very young, my mother took me to the Mormon church with her. I was baptized when I was eight years old. When I was about twelve years old, I read a short history of the Church. As I read about Joseph Smith and his experiences, the Holy Ghost confirmed that what I reading was indeed true. My faith of the truthfulness of the teachings of the Church grew over the years, and when I was nineteen, I served a mission in Chile. While serving my mission, my faith continued to grow, and I saw others read and pray and gain their own conviction of the truthfulness of these teachings. I am a witness that God is our Eternal Father, that He cares deeply for us, that He sent His son Jesus Christ to die to save us, that He is a personal God and will hear and answer our prayers, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church, and if we will follow the commandments, we will live in heaven with God and His Beloved Son in heaven with our families after this life.

How I live my faith

I pray morning and night to God, asking Him to help me understand what He would have me do and to ask for help overcoming my weaknesses. Regularly, I read from the scriptures. I serve in my congregation accepting assignments from my bishop. In my family we pray at mealtimes and morning and night, and we read from the scriptures each day. On Monday evenings, we hold a family meeting in which learn the gospel, pray, sing hymns, and have fun activities.

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

David Russell
The Church was organized in Fayette, New York, on April 6, 1830, by Joseph Smith. Previous to this, Joseph Smith received the authority to do so from Peter, James, and John, the Lord's ancient apostles, and he organized the Church according to the instructions he received from the Lord. Show more Show less