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Hi I'm Rex.

I grew up in Moab, Utah and taught Horticulture in California and helped teachers with retirement. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am Rex. I am a husband. I am a father to three daughters, and one son. I am a grandfather to 14 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. I am a child of God. I am a Mormon. I taught horticulture in high school and a community college for 31 years in California. For twenty years I worked as a registered representative helping teachers with their financial retirement plans. My wife and I served for a year in Oaklahoma as church missionaries. I love to play golf, do genealogy, and to go on cruises with my wife and other family members. We love everything that has to do with family fun, unity and strength.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. My dad was a convert, and my mother 's background was seveal generations in the Mormon faith. During my 2nd year of college a friend of mine invited me to a Lamba Delta Sigma social. Lamba Delta Sigma was a student group of LDS kids going to college. I attended and became involved with the LDS institute program. Our group started going to missionary farewells. The Spirit touched me with a desire to serve a mission, but I had not planned on going on a mission and my parents did not have the money to send me. But I still told my mother that I wanted to go. That summer while I was in California for two weeks with the Army reserves, my mother called and said my uncle had asked her if she knew anyone in the family who wanted to go on a mission. She told him that I wanted to go My uncle, who was not a member of the Mormon faith, put the money in the bank for me to go on a mission. When I was called to the Eastern Canadian Mission I was excited to go some place outdide the US. The first night we were in Toronto Canada, I attended my a street meeting in down town Toranto. It was very noisy, with people walking, cars honking, buses running. I was asked to bear my testimony without warning. Needless to say, I was very frightened, I stood upon a box, and told the people that I had known there was a Toronto, Canada even though I had never before seen it before, and I had never seen Jesus Christ, but I knew that He lives, and I had never seen Joseph Smith but I knew that he was a true Prophet of God, and he restored the gospel of Jesus Christ in these the latter days Now 58 years later I am bearing that same testimony, which is much stronger, over the Internet. We have advanced a long way with the methods used to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. From a box I stood on in Toronto, Canada, to the Internet, all over the world.

How I live my faith

I have accepted Jesus Christ as the center of my life. He is the Savior of the world, and is the Son of God. He has always been there for me to help me through my trials. He died on the cross to pay for the sins of everyone, because he loves us. Everyday I pray to Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ and He answers me. I read the scriptures daily to learn more about Jesus Christ and the atonement. On Sunday I attend services, to worship God, and to partake of the sacrament, and renew the covenant I made when I was baptized: to always remember Him and keep His commandments and witness to God that I am willing to take upon myself His Son’s name.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Rex.
I have been baptized before, why do I need to be baptized again? (See my blog dated January 4, 2011.) Also (Dec. 13, 2010, and Nov 17, 2010) We know that baptism is an earthly ordinance and it is necessary for entrance into the celestial kingdom. This ordinance needs to be performed by someone who has the authority to do so. The scriptures teach us that John the Baptist, who baptized Jesus Christ, had the priesthood authority to do the ordinance. As Jesus Christ, fulfilled his mission on this earth he ordained 12 apostles and gave them the challenge to teach repentance and he gave them the authority to baptize those who believed on Him. In Mark 3:14 it says Jesus "...ordained twelve, and gave them...power (authority)...” And in John 15:16 it states, "I (Jesus Christ) have chosen you, and ordained you." As the apostles were later killed, the authority for the ordinance of baptism was taken from the earth through apostasy. Through baptism by proper authority, all mankind is eligible for entrance into Heavenly Father's kingdom.   Show more Show less