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Hi I'm Reese

I have traveled around the world and have met wonderful people everywhere. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, married to my best friend, a father of 5 great children, a retired postal worker and military veteran. I love reading all good books and listening to great music.  

Why I am a Mormon

I found a copy of the Book of Mormon in a used bookstore nearly 30 years ago. After spending the day and all that first night reading that book, without taking time to eat or sleep, I discovered within myself that this book testified of Jesus Christ. I sought out the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and after further investigation, joined the Church. There has been no occasion for regret or doubt since that day. My life is and has been blessed.  

How I live my faith

I pray morning and night privately and with my family. I assist the elderly in my neighborhood, looking to their needs. I teach my family to love and honor all God's children for we are no better than any other in God's sight. I take all my faults and weaknesses to the feet of the Savior, that I might become more humble and worthy to serve any I meet.  

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Reese
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is like a balm which heals deep wounds. Left unattended a wound can become infected and decayed requiring surgery and removal of the wound to save the body. Jesus Christ came to this earth with a purpose to live among men and to ultimately take upon himself the sins, afflictions, trials and sufferings of all men. Because He was willing to do this and if we choose to accept His atonement in our behalf, He becomes the balm to our afflicted souls thus making it possible for us to live more perfectly here in this life and eternally with those we love in the life hereafter. Show more Show less

What are some of the ways that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps those around the world?

Reese
The most obvious way the church assists others around the world is through the humanitarian efforts. Specifically, there are many tragedies earthquakes, floods etc afflicting humanity. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides relief to any regardless of religious or non-religious affiliation who are beaten down by the elements. Food, clothing, water and other essentials are collected and assembled by church members and shipped wherever it is needed. Many in different countries are looking for some way to better their circumstances and opportunity to provide better for their families. The church has an employment/training program to assist many to learn skills and obtain work to take care of their needs. Members worldwide reach out to any in need within their immediate circle of influence and provide whatever relief they can.   Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Reese
Missionaries always testify of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Redeemer. He is central to our faith. None can return to the presence of our Father in Heaven without the atonement of Christ. They will speak of the apostasy from the gospel as originally taught by Christ when He walked on this earth. The fact of the apostasy has been testified to not only in the New Testament. Historians from the earliest years after the apostles and prophets were martyred also testified that much was changed in the truths taught by Jesus Christ and His apostles and prophets. They will teach of Joseph Smith and the vision he received while praying to God as to which of all the churches he should join. They will teach of the need of a restoration of the gospel as originally taught. They will teach about the importance of family, that we can live with our families forever. These and other such things will be taught by the missionaries.   Show more Show less