MPW.66 / 2014 Man of Integrity, Man of Compassion by Pinar Istek
Photographer
Pinar Istek Ankara, Turkey
Team Chapnick

Story Summary

Rusty Savage is comfortable in his own skin. Or in a vest, and a cowboy hat. Or from horseback.

From the time he was 15 he felt something really strong in him about serving God and people. Rusty said even back then “I had made my decision.” Rusty strives to be a role model to his community but in very humble manner.

He finds his reflective time on the back of his horse Duke. He likes the solitude. “It engages me on a personal level so I can forget other things on my mind. There is a simplicity to it.”

Rusty lives a life of integrity. “I want people to see my life, how my relationship with Jesus is, so that they can do the same. I am the same person no matter where I am. That even comes down to how I dress.”