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Hi I'm Reggie

I am a software developer. I like to play games and spend time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First and foremost I am a husband and father. Me and my wife have 2 beautiful children and hope to have 2 more in the next 4 years or so. I love spending time playing with my children who seem to grow so fast each day. I am also a brother and a son.I have 5 siblings. I am a software developer. I build web apps for Title365. I enjoy my job and what I do. I love problem solving and the challenge that comes with creating something new. I love playing games of all kinds, whether table top or video. I love both the social aspect and the challenge of human opponents the best.

Why I am a Mormon

Some would suggest that I am a Mormon because I was born in the faith. Those who know me know otherwise. I take both a spiritual and a logical approach to religion. I have studied, prayed , and served. In doing this I have received a spiritual confirmation that the church is true and that it is God's kingdom on the earth. I know that it is Christ's church led by living prophets. Second to this spiritual confirmation is a logical confirmation. I love to read and learned details. To not only understand the what but the why. As I have studied the scriptures, the Bible included. As I have read the words of living prophets and scholars. The truth of the church, its doctrines and teaching become as true in my mind as they are in my heart.

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time. My faith teaches me to put God first, then my family. Then my work and church responsibilities. My self comes after. As such when people ask what I do with my free time I say,"What free time?". I have 2 small children whom I spend time with each evening after I come home from work. I then spend time with my wife either watching TV or playing together for about an hour. I serve with the Youth Organization of the church. I spend my Wednesday Nights and Sundays at church teaching the young men, helping them with goals in scouting or Duty to God. I help them with other service and fun activities during the week. My faith is a faith of action and service. I find joy in life by doing whatever the Lord would have me do to the best of my ability.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Reggie
A friend once told me the difference between a cult and a church is 100 years. While sometimes this is true, I don't think that is why people still use the phrase. First, I think critics of the church use the word cult because it leaves a bad taste in our mouths when we say it. It makes us think of secrets and animal sacrifices, and other odd behaviors. Second,I think in the United States especially we have a tradition and culture that dislikes hierarchical organizations. Our founding fathers built a government designed to make the person at the top have as little power as possible. So people from outside our faith look in and thin we all blindly follow one man at the top and this creates distrust. Third, most other Christian denominations are almost democratic from what I have seen. The pastor or preacher is hired by a group of leading members of the congregation. The members of the congregation go wherever they feel the most comfortable and where they feel they are getting closest to God. In our faith we believe that God is a God of order and as he called prophets from Adam to Moses, and from Moses to the 12 Apostles. He once again calls prophets in our day. As for the fear that there are 13 million people in the world that blindly follow the whims a of a single individual they are unfounded. Christ is at the head of this church, and He is our Lord and Savior. The church is led by Him through His prophet. Decisions are made in counsel and prayer with unanimity from the first presidency and the apostles. There is no place in this church for dictatorial leadership nor have we ever been asked to blindly follow our leaders. Rather each member seeks the confirmation of the spirit. Whether they are called to serve a mission, or called to care for 3 year olds in the nursery on Sundays. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Reggie
We believe family to be the central structure in not just this life but the next as well. We believe God is the literal Father of our spirits. Anyone can tell you that the greatest joys in life come from family. That no joy is greater than that of children. No love is stronger than that between husband and wife. We believe our families can be together forever. The knowledge that I can be with my family forever, even after I die, is one of the most peace inspiring and joyful teachings of the church. Show more Show less