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Hi I'm Reuben

I love the busy life of being a father, a husband, and working with wounded warriors. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of five wonderful children and four grandchildren. Our oldest child and youngest child are 21 years apart so the last one felt like, well, starting over again. That's not a bad thing. I love being a dad and miss the kids that have gown up and moved on to a life of their own. My wife is my soul mate and best friend. She is one of the greatest blessing this life has offered me and I thank God for her every day. We are as different as night and day but our differences compliment each other and we've enjoyed growing closer together as year passes. My vocation includes working as an Occupational Therapist for more than 17 years now. Currently, I work at a Veterans Hospital helping wounded warriors of wars past and present. My heart goes out to them and I'm deeply grateful for their service. In my spare time, when I can find it, I enjoy wood working, golf, ping-pong, walks in he neighborhood with my family, Bar B-Q'ing, reading a good book up in our treehouse and spending time with family and friends. Next on my list of things to do is learning to fly fish and sail. Can't wait.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was around 10 years old I remember Mormon missionary's knocking on our door and asking if they could share a message about God's plan of happiness for His children. My father let them and listened to their message. He felt deep within him that what they were saying rang true to his mind and heart. Over the next few months my father explored and learned as much as he could about the their beliefs but was unsure if he could leave the customs of the Methodist church he had known all of his life to part of something he had never heard of before. In their time of uncertainty, my parents poured out their hearts in prayer asking for an answer to their question regarding the truthfulness of what they had been studying. The answer came with uncertainty for my parents and our family. I have come to enjoy, time and time again, the reassuring confidence that God lives. He knows me and loves me. I don't think of God as some distant mysterious supreme being. I know Him as my Heavenly Father who looks for opportunities to bless me at every turn. I know that Jesus Christ is my savior. He saves me from my wayward ways, offering me His grace and mercy through His infinite love and though his sacrifice and great atonement. Because He overcame death and lives today, I trust Him and know his promise is true - that we will all live again. We live to die. And we die to live again. And it is my hope and belief that I will someday be blessed to enjoy being reunited with my Father in heaven and my Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I love reading the scriptures on my in the quite times of the morning and with my family in the evening. As we learn more about the teachings of Jesus Christ, we learn to know Him better, love Him more, and strive to be more like Him. I have spent most of the last six years working in a leadership position over our congregation (better known as a ward of members). I served as Bishopric member and enjoyed working with the youth program. Currently, I serve in leadership position known as a High Counselor. This gives me the opportunity to be a resource to several congregations in the east part of the San Antonio area and their local leaders.